Dear Parent/Carer of Year 7 students,

Year 7 Virtual Parents’ Evening: Wednesday 11 November, 4.00 pm until 7.30 pm.

I am writing to invite you to a Virtual Parents’ Evening on Wednesday 11 November between 4.00 pm and 7.30 pm. This is an opportunity for you to discuss your child’s progress with their Tutor and together consider support for their next learning steps.

Due to current Covid-19 restrictions, we will conduct these conversations over the phone rather than face-to-face.

To facilitate this, Year 7 Tutors will have “Year 7 check-in” conversations with Parents/Carers and it will be a more ‘primary phase’ style conversation around how your child has settled into Year 7 (general feedback about conduct, attitude etc.). Any subject specific queries can be passed on to subject teachers, who can make phone calls home another time. Heads of House, the Year 7 Raising Attainment Lead and the Senior Leadership Team will also make additional phone calls to Parents/Carers of students with concerns identified.

Please note: if your child is in 7.5, please book your appointment as normal with their designated Tutor and I will make the phone calls on their behalf.

Insight App (Google Play/Apple App Store)

Parents’ evening bookings can now be made using this application on your phone or on the website and the bookings will open on Friday 6 November. When you book your virtual appointment, please leave your contact number in the “Notes” section. To login, visit the KOA Insight website at https://koa-insight.clf.uk or enter the address on the App together with your Username and Password.

Once you have logged in for the first time, please check that your email, telephone numbers and home address are correct and amend if required.

Insight will also enable you to accurately track and monitor various aspects of your child’s progress at school via PC, laptop and mobile devices.  The following features are included:

• Parents’ Evening appointment booking system
• Daily behaviour and achievements
• Timetable information
• Information on homework that has been set
• Attendance statistics
• Notification/Alerts regarding forthcoming events.

Further information and a user guide is available here: http://kingsoakacademy.org.uk/insight-instructions/

If you have more than one child attending King’s Oak, you will be able to view all siblings under the same login. Please see the user guide for more information.

If you have any questions regarding Insight, please do not hesitate to contact Mr Taylor, who is heading up the introduction of Insight at KOA.

Yours sincerely

Mrs Marie-Anais, Year 7 Raising Attainment Lead