Transition

You have been offered a place…What’s next?

Worried about Year 7? There’s no need to be!

At Tudor Grange Academy Kingshurst we fully understand the move from your primary school to us can feel very daunting so we have designed a fantastic transition programme full of wonderful activities that will help you make new friends and get to know staff.
Details of our Transition Programme are provided below:

Easter Assessments

You will be invited to attend English and maths assessments during the Easter break. This is nothing to worry about and helps us place you in the correct tutor group when you join us in September. We have 10 Transition Tutors available to help you gain confidence and settle into Year 7 quickly. This will either be on Monday 9 or Tuesday 10 April 2018.

New Year 7 Parents’ Evening

This evening is for both parent/carers and students. You will have the opportunity to meet your Transition Tutor, buy uniform, meet the Principal and his senior leadership team along with the other key members of staff, such as the academy nurse, our additional educational needs team and other student services. This will be on Wednesday 13 June 2018.

Taster Days

You will also be invited to one of our Taster Days. This is a fantastic opportunity to meet the students in your tutor group, make new friends and spend the day getting to know your way around the academy site. You will also experience secondary school lessons and how interesting and fascinating they can be. We will also be launching a new and exciting literacy project that we know you will really enjoy! This will be either on Wednesday 4 or Thursday 5 July 2018.

Induction Days

This day is all about getting to know the academy site. Activities will be completed in groups so you can work out where different classrooms are. You will also receive your academic planner and timetable. This will be on Wednesday 5 September 2018.

Welcome to Year 7!


Some of you will be invited to attend a meeting with senior members of staff. This meeting is designed to ensure that the additional funding we receive from the government is used to support your needs correctly and also helps us get to know you better and help you start Year 7 positively.

Important transition dates for your diary

Interviews/ Assessments

Interviews are from Monday 19th March 2018 to Friday 27th April 2018
Assessment dates (in Easter Holiday) are Monday 9th and Tuesday 10th April 2018
These are so we can get to know you better and for you to ask any questions you have.

Parents’ Evening

Wednesday 13th June 2018
For parents and students – times to be confirmed.

Taster Day

Either Wednesday 4th or Thursday 5th July 2018
Students will spend the day getting to know their tutor and having a taste of life at the CTC! Date and time to be confirmed. 5 tutor groups per day.

Induction Day

Wednesday 5th September 2018
Your first day as a Tudor Grange Academy Kingshurst student!

Our expectations of you

Always wear the full and appropriate CTC uniform.
Always wear your CTC ID card and lanyard.
Click here for more on Uniform and PE Clothing.
Attend CTC every day ON TIME.
School starts at 8:30am, you should be there by 8:20am.
Attend registration every day. If you are late you MUST sign in at the general office. Failure to sign in will result in a HIP detention.
If attendance and punctuality falls below an acceptable level then you will lose privileges.
Behave well in and outside CTC, respecting the CTC rules, buildings, facilities and equipment.
Understand and follow the CTC’s Code of Conduct.
Cooperate when people try to help you resolve your difficulties.
Treat all staff and students at all times with the respect that you would expect to receive yourself.
Pay attention in lessons, listen to your teacher and work to the best of your ability.
Write all homework in your student planner, making sure that you complete it and keep to deadlines.
Pay attention to advice about how to improve my work and do my best to act upon it.
Work hard to reach the targets that you and your teachers set.
Take care of your belongings and respect the property of others.
Don’t bring valuable objects in to CTC.
Always bring the correct equipment and PE kit to CTC.
Respect CTC equipment and facilities at all times.
Mobile phones can be used in designated areas at brunch and lunchtimes only. Look for this sign.
Use your mobile phone responsibly at all times – follow these guidelines.

Students are not allowed to leave the academy site during brunch or lunch time.
Food, snacks and refreshments can be purchased from the canteen and surrounding eating areas around the academy site. If students prefer they can bring a packed lunch with them. There are many sitting areas in and outdoors for students to enjoy the food.
Please note that there is a daily spending limit of £4.00 for students in years 7-11 (although this can be increased on parental request).
All menus are available on our website here.
  • Respect your peers, and staff, at all times.
  • High standards of conduct – manners, language etc.
  • Arrive at school on time, arrive to lessons on time.
  • Meet deadlines.
  • Complete all work set to the best of your ability.
  • Be smart, wear the correct uniform and your ID card at all times.
  • Bring the correct equipment to school everyday.
  • Walk around school in an orderly manner at all times.

YOU SAID WE DID/ARE DOING
Parents asked for more information at the transition event. Provided more information stalls at the event:
  • Uniform sizing
  • Pupil Premium
  • Special Educational Needs stand
  • Senior leadership team
  • Social emotional and mental health stand
  • Extra-curricular activities that are available
Parents wanted more support during transition. Increased the number of interventions for supporting transitions:
  • Interviews
  • Staff have visited to view them in their primary school
  • Additional transition days for vulnerable students
  • Peer support – older students (Buddy system)
Parents wanted more information online. Improved the website for Year 7 transition – made the website much clearer and easier to read.

Useful information and further links

Academy Day

Find out lesson timings for the day.

Find out more

Free School Meals

More about Free School Meals, whether you are eligible and how to apply.

Find out more

Virtual Tour

Tour around the academy.

Find out more

Catering

There is a wide selection of food available with a 4-week menu.

Find out more

Meet the team

Let your teacher or tutor know if you are worried or concerned about anything.
Find out what the CTC has to offer you and do your best to join in when you can!

Matt Stiles

Vice Principal
(Behaviour and Safeguarding)

Lee Parfitt

Assistant Vice Principal
(Student Engagement)


Bernadette Norris

Pastoral Manager for Year 7

The Additional Educational Needs (AEN) team

Sarah Jones

Director of Special Educational Needs and Disabilities

Yvonne Bailey

Cognition and Learning Manager

The Pathways team

Andrea Turnbull

Director of Aspire and Achieve

Mrs Hewson

Director of Standards and Quality Assurance

Meet the tutors

Meet the transition tutors.

Miss Atkinson

Email Miss Atkinson

Mr Bailey

Email Mr Bailey

Mr Broadhurst

Email Mr Broadhurst

Mrs Dheri

Email Mrs Dheri

Mr Evans

Email Mr Evans

Mrs Hamilton-Grady

Email Mrs Hamilton-Grady

Mrs Hewson

Email Mrs Hewson

Miss Poulson

Email Miss Poulson

Mrs Turnbull

Email Mrs Turnbull

Miss Wilson

Email Miss Wilson

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