Life at OA Temple Quarter
The move from primary to secondary school is an exciting time in a young person’s life. It brings with it a lot more independence and new opportunities. We also recognise some children and parents are nervous about the transition to Year 7.
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. Our lessons are 55 minutes each, allowing children to move from classroom to classroom. Students also have a daily 20-minute tutor time and a 25- minute personal development session.
Parents’ Evening, combined with regular progress reports help us to track the progress your child is making academically and, very importantly during the first stage of their secondary education, pastorally and socially. Your child will receive support from dedicated pastoral and academic leads throughout their journey with us.
Your child will receive a planner on their first day at the academy to help them record homework and any other deadlines. Staff will communicate any non-urgent messages home via the planner, which parents and carers must sign each week and should also use to send nonurgent messages to academy staff.