Life at OA Daventry Road
We understand that the jump from primary to secondary can be both an exciting and nerve wracking move for young people. Starting secondary education brings a new level of independence and exciting opportunities opportunities. We also recognise that this transition can be worrisome for parents too. Therefore our aim is to support families through the process, making sure the move to secondary is exciting and goes smoothly.
We will host a ‘Welcome Evening’ at the end of June to provide parents and children with all the information they need. This will be followed by an induction day for all new starters, so they get to know staff, make new friends, and take part in fun activities.
Your First Year
Lessons will be timetabled to ensure students are given a rich selection of subjects every day, and time to rest and socialise at breaks.
We communicate with parents through the My Child at School app (MCAS). In preparation for your child starting with us you will be given support on how to download and use the app, as well as your login details. The app will provide you with useful information such as lesson-by-lesson attendance, overview of behaviour and rewards, and access to your child’s written reports and progress updates which are released twice yearly. You also will be able to read communications sent by staff and message the academy using the app.
Throughout the year you will be invited to attend two Parents’ Evenings, where you will have the opportunity to meet our staff team face to face. It's important to us that we build open and honest relationships with our parents so together we can support your child throughout secondary school.