Transition

COVID-19
A note from Mr Spendlow:

Firstly, I want to take this opportunity in welcoming you and your child to John Whitgift Academy as we embark upon as of September, the next 5 years together.

Whilst we continue to live in challenging and very difficult times, I would like to assure you that we will do all we can to ensure that despite these times, transition from primary to secondary will be as smooth as possible.  Your child will be receiving a pack of information that gives you all you need to know from uniform to the average school day.  

We have already begun gathering valuable information from your child’s school about their achievements, educational standards, support and friendship groups etc. enabling us to start putting together their timetable ready for when they actually start in September.  Should the national lockdown situation end before the summer term completes, we will of course be inviting your child into John Whitgift Academy for a few days prior to the summer break. 

You may already have a child at John Whitgift Academy, or this may be your first, either way, you are welcome after lockdown to visit us at any time, giving you the opportunity to look around the academy during lesson time, seeing for yourself, the calm purposeful learning environment we have established.

As a new member of our academy community, you will be aware, that your child will receive a full free uniform and will have access to the free school bus should your child live a certain distance away from the academy. 

Again, may I remind you, that should the national picture change imminently, we will of course have an induction evening for all parents and students to attend.  In the meantime, a huge welcome and should you wish to ask any questions, or raise any concerns, please do not hesitate in contacting the academy via phone or email: admin@johnwhitgift.org.uk

Mr R. Spendlow
(Principal)

TRANSITION VIDEO

***Information for September 2020***

We know that transferring from primary school can be an anxious time, so we will do all we can to help you and your children settle in quickly.  This transition support normally includes key link staff visiting primary schools and introducing John Whitgift Academy to your children with useful information and answer questions.  We also normally provide taster days at our academy towards the end of Year 6 and a transition evening for parents.  Our students and staff will help you with any questions you may have so please ask if you are concerned about anything. We have outstanding student guidance and support, as we want you to be happy and to do well.  In the current situation we will be guided by government advice as to when our academy will be open again but once lockdown restrictions have been lifted John Whitgift Academy has an open door policy and invites you to come and look around and see our learning environment.

Our students and staff are proud to be part of John Whitgift Academy and we want you to join us and be part of our community and excellent recent results.

In the meantime if you have any queries please contact admin@johnwhitgift.org.uk

Information packs will be posted out to all new year 7 parents week commencing 11 May 2020.

***Please see the returnable Dojo letter at the bottom of this page: ***

This year we are using Class Dojo to encourage important skills, like working hard and participating. We will also use it to communicate with you: we can instantly share messages, updates and photos from the Academy. It's the easiest way for you to see how your child to get familiar with the staff and Academy and for you to get in touch with us.

Year 7 Settling in Evening Sept 2020

There will be an opportunity to come into John Whitgift Academy on Tuesday 29th September 5pm – 7pm to discuss how your child is settling into our academy.  The purpose of this settling in evening is to meet your child’s tutor along with other key staff, raise any questions you may have and address any concerns.  

Free uniform: Please click below to order your Delta Academies Trust Uniform. Please see documents at the bottom of the page.

 https://www.sptuniforms.co.uk/product-category/john-whitgift-academy/

 

SPT Uniforms are the approved provider of Delta uniform. They offer an excellent service to ensure that ordering your child’s academy uniform is easy and stress-free.

 

The online store offers a simple way to order all your academy uniform in one place.

 

Due to the current Covid 19 situation, ordering online with direct home delivery is the safest way to order your uniform. To help you in these difficult times SPT Uniforms have reduced the postage cost for all orders placed online to £1.99 and FREE

delivery for all orders over £26. To order uniform and for more information please visit www.sptuniforms.co.uk

 

SPT Uniforms have produced some videos to help you measure for uniform.

Click the link below to see them.

 https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCEJhIaoyf2fSsXXHOiexuqg

 

Due to the current situation with Covid 19 and current government guidelines. We will not be able to provide pop up shops. However if government guidelines change we will immediately implement any changes which would allow us to provide pop up shops only if we can guarantee the safety and wellbeing of all our customers and staff.

 

Currently the ‘Click and Collect’ service is temporarily suspended. We will look to open the service as soon as we possibly can.

 

If you have any enquiries/queries regarding the purchasing of uniform, please contact spt uniforms:

Email: enquiries@sptuniforms.co.uk

Telephone: 0113 245 9959 (Main Office)

Office hours are Monday to Friday 9.00 a.m. to 4.00 p.m.

Welcome to John Whitgift Academy’s information page for Year 6 students. At John Whitgift we provide a safe, vibrant and inclusive learning environment for all our students. Our ethos underpins everything we do:

Principle 1 – Academic achievement through personal excellence

Principle 2 – Courtesy, co-operation, tolerance and mutual respect

Principle 3 – Innovative, enterprising and energising curriculum with a variety of enrichment activities supporting students to become responsible citizens both at school and in the community

We know that transferring from primary school can be an anxious time, so we will do all we can to help you and your children settle in quickly.  This transition support includes key link staff visiting primary schools and introducing John Whitgift Academy to your children with useful information and answer questions.  We also provide taster days at our academy towards the end of Year 6 and a transition evening for parents.  Our students and staff will help you with any questions you may have so please ask if you are concerned about anything. We have outstanding student guidance and support, as we want you to be happy and to do well.

Our students and staff are proud to be part of John Whitgift Academy and we want you to join us and be part of our community and excellent recent results.

John Whitgift Academy has an open door policy and invites you to come and look around and see our learning environment.

Year 7 – Your First Year

Parents Evening – Towards the end of the first term, you and your parents will meet with your teachers to check that you have settled in to John Whitgift Academy.  It will give you the opportunity to raise and issues or ask any questions you may have.  You will also get some feedback from your tutor as to how well the academy feels you have begun your time as a John Whitgift Academy student. A second parents evening will take place towards the end of Spring Term and a third parents evening at the end of the academic year.

Student Reports – At the end of each half term, you will receive a Student Report that will include target grades for all your subjects as well as an indication of how well you are progressing towards your target grades.  There will also be an attitude to learning grade as well as attendance; we encourage all students to attend regularly and punctually to maximise their potential.

End of Year Exams – Students in every year group undertake formal examinations in all their subjects starting in Year 7. These will test your knowledge and understanding of the work you have done throughout the year and help you to prepare for your GCSE examinations at the end of Year 11. 

Year 7 School Bus – John Whitgift Academy provides a school bus including four bus stops in the surrounding area.  This gives both parents and students support in getting to school and returning home safely in their first year at secondary school.

Year 7 Uniform – Your first initial full uniform including PE kit is provided by our academy free of charge.  Our suppliers arrange uniforms during transition days and uniforms are available during summer holidays on designated days in ‘pop-up’ shops by our uniform supplier here at John Whitgift Academy.

Trips and Visits – There are trips and visits for Year 7 students, including an end of year enrichment trip (last year this was to the Yorkshire Wildlife Park or The Deep). 

Extra-Curricular Activities – There are many activities for Year 7 students to get involved with outside of lessons including sporting activities, music performances, gardening club as well as subject clubs including homework club.  Peripatetic music teachers meet weekly with students to teach a variety of musical instruments as well as singing lessons. We also have a Student Voice council with student ambassadors representing all year groups 7 through to 10 meeting regularly to discuss school issues and look at ways to improve our academy.

JWA Journal – We work in collaboration with Lincoln University Media Department to produce a newspaper twice a year; this is student led with articles and photographs supplied, written and edited by students.  A special day is allocated for our team of journalists either here at John Whitgift Academy or at Lincoln University to provide a realistic and authentic environment representative of a day in the life of a journalist.

Rewards - Students need to display good attendance and excellent behaviour to participate in enrichment trips and events.  Whitcoins are issued regularly for attitude to learning, work produced, attendance and supporting John Whitgift Academy by helping out on parents’ evenings or events and activities.

Year 5, 6 and 7 Events

You may have been to John Whitgift Academy to take part in some of the events or you may be coming this year. 

  • Primary Maths challenge
  • Primary Literacy Challenge
  • Year 5 Taster Days
  • Year 6 Open Evening
  • Watching a film in our John Whitgift Academy Theatre
  • Having swimming lessons either via primary school or private lessons at one of our two swimming pools.

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