Transition

MASCALLS ACADEMY NEW PARENTS EVENING

Welcome to Mascalls Academy's New Parent Evening. Tonight is an opportunity for parents/carers and pupils to have a tour of the Academy site, to hear from our Principal, Will Monk and the College Teams.

There are three sections to this evening's event, an introductory video followed by a presentation of information for you to read at your own pace, and then an opportunity to ask questions of your college staff, should you wish to clarify anything or find out more.

Please begin by watching the correct video below.

  1. The College Video

You will be taken on a full tour of the site, before Mr Monk welcomes you to the Academy and then the college staff explain their role in your child's/your education at Mascalls.

Please select and watch the video linked to your child's allocated college. This information has been emailed to you this week.

Earhart College Intros.mp4

Earhart

Luther King College Intros - Hi Res.mp4

Luther King

Shackleton College Intros - High Res.mp4

Shackleton

2. The College Presentation

In the links below you will find a presentation from each college for you to read through at your own pace.

The slides outline how students can make the best start, who to speak to if there are any problems and lots of other important information about Mascalls Academy.

Earhart New Parents Evening 2021
Luther King New Parents Evening 2021
Shackleton New Parents Evening 2021

3. Live Questions

Following the video and presentations, should you have any questions please complete the google form below to send it to your college teams.

Staff will respond live from 6 - 6.45pm to any questions and concerns using the email address you supply on the form.

It is recommended that you use google chrome when completing the google form where possible.

Welcome to the new Mascalls Academy portal for transition, where you can find information and guidance to support you and your child with the transition from primary to secondary school.

Moving from primary school to secondary school is an exciting time in a child's life, but for many children it can also be a daunting prospect. A new, much bigger school can offer greater independence, such as their first smartphone, and a world of opportunity. However, it also means new teachers, new subjects and potentially a whole new set of friends. This website has been designed to answer your questions relating to transition and provide general information about Mascalls Academy.

At Mascalls Academy we are committed to ensuring the transition from primary to secondary school is an happy, exciting and smooth one. We want you and your child to feel they know the school, teachers and students before September.

We have a well established transition plan in place, however, please be advised that due to the current COVID-19 situation this year's transition programme will alter slightly and any changes will be communicated to parents via email as soon as a decision has been made.


Programme of Transition Events

  • At the beginning of May, New Starter Forms will be sent out via post for all parents to complete and return. Alongside this pack, a parent and pupil guidance and activity booklet will be published to support parents support pupils with a range of aspects they may face when they attend secondary school.

  • Senior Leaders will begin communication with all our feeder primary schools with primary teachers, who know your child best, to gather as much information which will support us in a smooth transition.

  • From June, we will launch our online transition website informing parents and pupils of our transition programme and provide up to date information.

  • * Due to the government update, the College Parent Evening will now be delivered virtually. This evening will take place on Wednesday 30th June at 6pm. College presentations will be available here for you to view at 6pm. A google form will be posted for you to ask questions following the presentations which members of the college team will answer live.

  • *Following local guidance, the transition morning planned for 7th July has now been postponed to Wednesday 1st September.

  • Summer Fun Week - 26th, 27th, 29th and 30th July. Four days of fun-filled Outdoor Adventourous Activities and Performing Arts/Design Technology workshops. Please click on the Summer Fun Week link at the top of this page for further information.

Parent and Pupil Guidance and Work Booklet

Here are some suggested activities that you and your child can think about and engage with, in preparation for their move to secondary school. The first document below is the transition booklet for pupils to fill in and the second document is a guidance document for parents that links to the activities in the booklet. These can be downloaded and printed off. There is a suggested timeline, however you can work through these activities at your own pace.

Mascalls Academy Secondary Transition Booklet (1)
Transition Parent and Pupil Guidance 2020 - Transition COVID-19 Programme