Parental Engagement & Family Learning

At Ryde Academy we believe that parents and carers, along with other stakeholders (all staff, students and the wider community), are integral to Academy life and student achievement. We want parents/carers to be involved wherever possible and for the Academy to be a welcoming place to visit. A big part of this is our Family Learning programme to which all parents, carers and family members are welcome.

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Exam Preparation for Year 11 - Computer Science. Please contact Tanya Baxter to confirm attendance on 01983 567 331 or tbaxter@rydeacademy.org

Family Learning at Ryde Academy

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Parental Engagement Policy

Parental Engagement Policy

Latest News

Easter Pots and Year 11 Exam Preparation

8th March 2019

During March and April we are running several Family Learning events :

Firstly our annual Easter Pot making sessions will take place on Wednesday 27 March and Wednesday 3 April (4.45pm to 6.15pm) - During session one you will make a ceramic Easter pot and then decorate your pot during session two. Students must be accompanied by an adult; parents, grandparents and family friends are all very welcome. Refreshments will be provided. There will be a cost of £1.50 per person, payable during the first session, towards the cost of materials.

For our Year 11 students we have organised Exam Preparation sessions to help parents/carers in supporting students in preparing for exams. These will be informal sessions to offer tips and strategies on how to support your child. The sessions are :


History: Thursday 14 March

Science: Wednesday 20 March

English: Thursday 21 March

Computer Science: Tuesday 23 April


A maths session will run after Easter for invited students.

To sign up for any of these events please log on to Parent Pay - so we know how many biscuits to buy! Full details are available in a letter, attached below.

Family Learning Events

13th November 2018

We would like to invite you and your family to join us for the following Family Learning activities this term.


- Alcohol Awareness - Wednesday 21 November 2018 - 4.45pm to 6.15pm

- Decorated Christmas Cake - 28 November and 12 December - 4.45pm to 6.15pm

- Online Safety - Tuesday 4 December 2018 - 4.45pm to 6.15pm


Full details are available in a letter - which is available below.

Restart a Heart

19th October 2018

Thank you to all the families who attended the last Family Learning session which was all about CPR as part of 'Restart a Heart Day'. The Island Ambulance Service came along and taught participants some basic emergency first aid, CPR and how to use the automated defibrillator that is situated outside the Academy entrance.