Looking forward to meeting our new students starting in September 2014

I am Ms Patricia Jackson, Learning and Pastoral Support Officer for Year 7.  I am looking forward to leading the new intake of Year 7 students into this academic year. I have previously looked after Year 9 and 10 and it is with great professional pride that I have been asked to look after Year 7.

Moving to a different school can be daunting for students, whatever age they are. Here at the academy we have a dedicated team of staff to ease the transition process, to support students – and their parents/carers. At the academy we endeavour to make your child’s first year an enjoyable, exciting and positive experience.

I will monitor your child carefully over the coming weeks and provide academic and pastoral support. The first few weeks of term are very important and I seek to establish productive working relationships with students. I will also encourage students to undertake as many extra-curricular activities as possible and to achieve their academic potential.

It is also my intention to foster constructive relationships with parents/carers and to inform you of any issues that arise during the transition process.

Furthermore, I will monitor your child’s attendance very closely, as I believe that this is key to a student's ability to settle in during this time and to gain the maximum benefit from this new experience.

Ms Jackson

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