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Welcome to the section of our website
dedicated to new students!
This video will give a brief idea of what you can expect when you start at King’s Oak in Year 7. We hope you enjoy it.
Going to Secondary School can be a daunting experience for pupils and parents – and here at King’s Oak we aim to make this process as smooth as possible!
Please feel free to browse the resources below. There is information about our induction programme as well as some helpful advice and fun activities.
Your son/daughter will be visited in May/June in their primary school. During this time you will find out a lot more information about our academy.
Phase 1 Leader
All About Me Leaflet - this will be given to your child when we visit them in their primary school.
Welcome booklet – a copy of this booklet will be given to your child when we visit them in their primary school. It contains lots of advice for your child about starting at King’s Oak and has been written by current Year 7 students – as the introduction says: “In this booklet, you will find out about everything you need to know when you join King’s Oak Academy and to help settle you in to feel comfortable.”
The transition from primary to secondary school is one of the biggest changes in a young person’s life.
At King’s Oak Academy, we recognise that students and parents/carers are worried about the move to ‘big school’ and the support we offer the students is very unique. Historically we’ve had Year 6 students in for one induction day. We then offer a package of support for those who have requested extra transition; this request could come from parents/carers or the primary school.
For those students who attend the extra transition, there is a noticeable difference when they start at the Academy; they are more confident, have already made friends and know their way around the site.
- Parent questionnaire 2016
- Information for Parents booklet (given out at Parents’ Evening on 30th June 2016)
‘Summer School is a great chance to make friends and find out that school can be fun’.
For the last three years we have run a very successful Summer School programme. In 2015, we had over 50 young people who joined us for a week over the summer holiday (free of charge). During the week, we worked on literacy, numeracy and team work. The young people also had an opportunity to cook, be creative and take part in sporting activities; football and archery were definitely amongst the favourites. This opportunity meant that the young people could make friends, work with older students and meet some of the staff who would be working with them in Year 7.
Members of staff notice a real difference in the confidence between those who attend Summer School and those who don’t. They have a flying start and achieve from their very first day. To find out more please contact Mrs Younger, Transition Lead.
YEAR 7 INFORMATION PACK – Below are copies of all the documents given to parents when they attended the Induction Evening at King’s Oak in July 2014. These will be updated for 2016 when they become available.
- Acceptable Use
- Art Sketchbook
- Disability – Parental questionnaire and notes
- Gifted and Talented
- Information for Parents booklet
- Literacy booklet
- Music at King’s Oak
- Privacy Notice – Student
- KOA Friends’ Association