New Year 7 Parents’Evening Allerton Grange 4th July 2013
Mrs Taylor • Form Tutor/Learning to Learn Teacher. • First point of contact for any issues. firstname.lastname@example.org or Miss Wilson KS3 Inclusion Co-ordinator email@example.com
When Does School Start? • Tuesday 3rd September 8.45am-2:00pm. • Meet outside the Dining Hall. • You are very welcome to walk your child into the grounds. • Please remember not to park on Talbot Avenue, or Lidgett Lane or enter the SchoolCar Park.
School Day • Students need to be in school by 8:45am for registration at 8:50am • Break time is at 11:10am • Lunch time is at 1:30pm NB: It is important that your son/daughter has a good breakfast before they come into school because their first opportunity to eat will not be until 11:10am. Water fountains are available around school if your child wishes to bring a water bottle to school.
How do we determine our form groups? • Form groups are mixed ability, mixed gender, mixed ethnicity and from mixed feeder schools.
Diaries? Timetables? • Students will be given their timetable and student diaries in September. It is very important that these are checked every day by yourselves. • The diaries are central to organisation at AGS and should be looked after and valued by all there should be no graffiti or vandalism of any sort. They are your own responsibility. Replacement diaries cost £3.50.
What will they need? • Allstudents will need:- • Pens • Pencils • A ruler • An eraser • A calculator • Pencil crayons • A strong bag – large enough to carry required equipment • Bus fare (if needed) • Dinner money/packed lunch (if needed)
School Uniform • This is compulsory. • Both the school uniform and PE kit can be purchased during the summer holiday at Jo Brand in Meanwood. 18 Green Road0113 230 6272 • If your daughter wishes to wear a skirt it must be black and knee length. • No tube skirts are allowed. • No jeans, leggings, jeggings or skinny trousers/trackpants are allowed. • Hijabs/Headscarves must be plain black with no sequins. • Footwear is plain black with no other colourings or logos. • Please make sure your child is properly dressed for school in September – any queries please refer to the starter pack for the correct school uniform.
Jewellery • Some jewellery is allowed in school:- • One ring per hand • Onebracelet per wrist • One set of stud earrings • Please do not let your child bring valuable items into school. • Students may need to remove jewellery for some activities. • Please refer to the starter pack for the correct school jewellery.
Absence • Please telephone the school on the first day of absence and send a note with your child upon their return (this can be in their diary.) • Family holidays can not be taken in school time – they will not be authorised.
Transition • We have been contacting primary schools to find out as much as possible about your son or daughter to ease the transition. • We are confident the transition to high school will be smooth and trouble free but if there are any problems, please do not hesitate in letting us know. • The Allerton Grange Home/School Agreement is a very important contract and one which we, as a school, take very seriously. We would ask you to read carefully our school rules and sign to confirm your agreement.
VLE If you have internet access the VLE is the ideal way for you to know what your child is learning within the Learning 2 Learn Curriculum. Lets have a look….. There is a handout for you to take home to help you access the VLE. http://www.allertongrange.org/
Website Information • This presentation can be found on the Allerton Grange Website under; Parents – Parent Information – Year 7 2013 Information
SIMs Learning Gateway The SLG gives online information to parents to tell them about their child’s individual lesson attendance, behaviour, achievements and any issues, who teaches them and their recent grades. Letters and application forms will be sent out to all parents in September. If you already have a child at school your son/daughter in Year 7 will be added automatically to your SLG dashboard in September. .
Parentpay • Parentpay allows you to pay online for items such as school meals, trips and activities for your son/daughter. • Letters will be sent out at the start of the new year providing you with a user name and password to access the system.
Photographs • Permission slips Please ensure these are handed into school by the 19th July 2013.
Important Dates 26th September 2013 3.30 – 5.30pm Informal Parents’ Consultation Evening A quick review of your child’s progress at school with the form tutor. 1st May 2014 Formal Parents’ Consultation Evening
Queries If you have any other questions please feel free to ask us this afternoon or contact the school on 0113 3368585