September 2021 transition
Welcome to our Academy, your new Academy!
** During the summer holidays: if anyone has any concerns or questions over the summer please email Mrs Lloyd (firstname.lastname@example.org) she will be checking her emails please add Year 6 in the subject box.**
We are delighted that you are joining us in September and all the staff are really excited to meet you.
We understand moving from Primary School to Secondary School can be an exciting but anxious time for both students and parents and we are committed to ensuring the transition is as smooth as possible for all students.
We have put together a range of resources and events to help you get to know your new academy and introduce you to key members of staff who are here to support you through your transition.
We’ve had a number of packs posted out to year 6. You should have had an application form, a pencil case, a welcome booklet to fill in, uniform details and another pack will be on its way to you by the end of July. If you haven’t received any of the above items please contact Mrs Lloyd.
We will be holding our annual summer school from Monday 9th August – Friday 13th August.
This is a great chance to make new friends and get to know the academy and staff during fun sessions, before you start school in September. A consent form has been emailed and posted to you. Students can only attend this event if you have returned this form
Tour of the Academy
Unfortunately due to Covid restrictions we were unable to run the transition events previously advertised and they were held via Teams. We understand how important it is for parents and students to see their future school, that’s why we have arranged a tour of our academy.
On Friday 3rd September 2021 between 11.30am-3pm students and parents are invited to have a tour of the facilities to prepare students. As it is an INSET day, only staff will be on site preparing for the return of students. Please email Mrs Lloyd to book a time slot.
We understand a lot of parents and students didn’t get the chance to visit Willenhall E-ACT Academy this year and being able to look together at home may ease some anxieties and help you get to know your way around, as well as being able to meet all your teachers.
Take a look at our video to get an idea of what life is like at our academy:
Please can these forms be returned to the Academy by 3rd September 2021, if you haven’t completed this yet, staff will be there to support during the tour on the 3rd September. We need this information for our systems.
School starts at 8.40am on Monday 6th September 2021. Ambassadors and staff will be there to greet students. In the pack you’ll receive in the summer holidays, there will be a form all about form tutors on coloured paper. We’d like students to bring this piece of paper with them as this will support with finding their tutor group.
We’re here to support you
At Willenhall E-ACT Academy we do all we can to support parents and students with their move to secondary school as we know it can be a daunting transition. Should you have and concerns or need any additional support with the upcoming transition, we’re here for you.
Please just get in touch:
Katie Lloyd – Head of Transition – email@example.com
Amanda Finney – SENCo – firstname.lastname@example.org
Hayley Baker – Safeguarding – email@example.com