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Induction

2016 Year 7 Induction at the Albany

Dear Parents / Carers,

At the Albany school we understand what a big deal changing schools is from primary to secondary. We take transition very seriously and from this year have decided to change our induction system to increase communication, wellbeing and achievement.

We believe that will make the transition easier for all pupils and parents as well as improving communication in those early weeks.

There is an induction team consisting of 8 Year 7 form tutors, a pastoral director and a year 7 co-ordinator. Their role is to meet all parents, new students and visit each primary school to ensure that the process is as personable and supportive as possible. This guarantees that the needs of your child are met fully. We want to ensure that our year 7 students are provided with a bespoke programme of introduction to Secondary School life, ensuring a solid foundation upon which to build in their later years.

If you have not had the opportunity to visit our school, please feel free to book a visit by contacting us on 01708 441537 or by emailing gwimbush@thealbany.biz.

If you have any queries please do not hesitate to contact the Induction Team via - rveares@thealbany.biz

An  Induction  Pack  to  welcome  your  child  to  The  Albany  School will be delivered direct to your child's primary school.  Included  in  the  pack  are information sheets and  forms which must be  completed,  signed and returned to the school  as soon as possible.

At the Albany, we value and welcome the support of all parents and carers in ensuring that high standards are met in the classroom and that good progress is made by all our students. Our expectations regarding preparation for learning are clear and measurable. We monitor lessons and books to check that all students are reaching the standards we have set and fulfil their potential.

Our expectations are:
 

  • All students should arrive at school with a range of pens, pencils and a ruler. An eraser, coloured pencils and a pencil sharpener are desirable.
  • Written work should be neatly presented using a black or blue pen. All drawings should be completed in pencil.
  • Titles,  dates  and  key  headings  should  be  underlined  and  clearly  visible  so  that  exercise  books  provide evidence of a ‘learning journey’.
  • Exercise books should be free from graffiti or unsuitable pictures or doodles.
  • Students should ensure all rewards are recorded in Show My Homework, along with any messages to parents or details of mentoring sessions.

Parents should support the school and their children by:

  • Ensuring their child is equipped for learning: subject books, pens, pencils, ruler and a reading book.
  • Ensuring their child is on time for school every day for 8.30am and has attendance which is above 95%.
  • Attending all parents’ evenings – all dates available on our this website.
  • Ensuring  that  teachers,  tutors  or  Heads  of  Year  are  informed  of  any  concerns  or  queries  either  by phone, email or by pre arranged meeting to discuss the progress or their child. Heads of Year can be emailed.
  • Checking  the  website  regularly  to  see  what  activities  are  happening  within  school,  or  the  curriculum details for each subject. This provides a good conversation option for discussion regarding school work and individual achievements.
  • Times of the school day are detailed below;
 

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

Tutor Time

08:35 - 09:00

08:35 - 09:00

08:35 - 09:00

08:35 - 09:00

No tutor time

Period 1

09:00 - 10:00

09:00 - 10:00

09:00 - 10:00

09:00 - 10:00

08:35 - 09:40

Period 2

10:00 - 11:00

10:00 - 11:00

10:00 - 11:00

10:00 - 11:00

09:40 - 10:40

Break 1

11:00 - 11:30

11:00 - 11:30

11:00 - 11:30

11:00 - 11:30

10:40 - 11:10

Period 3

11:30 - 12:30

11:30 - 12:30

11:30 - 12:30

11:30 - 12:30

11:10 - 12:10

Period 4

12:30- 13:30

12:30- 13:30

12:30- 13:30

12:30- 13:30

12:10 - 13:10

Break 2

13:30 - 14:00

13:30 - 14:00

13:30 - 14:00

13:30 - 14:00

13:10 - 13:40

Period 5

14:00 - 15:00

14:00 - 15:00

14:00 - 15:00

14:00 - 15:00

13:40 - 14:40

We look forward to meeting you and your children and hope for a very productive learning partnership.

Yours sincerely,

Ms V Masson
Acting Head Teacher