We recognise and understand that starting a new school is not easy and can be quite a daunting experience, especially this year given the interruption caused by COVID 19.
However, the Transition Team at Ash Hill Academy want to reassure students and parents/carers that we have been working hard behind the scenes to make sure we have gathered valuable information about each and every child. This includes academic information, achievements, support they may be required as well as other information like areas of interest and friendship groups. All of this is helping us to prepare for the students' arrival at Ash Hill Academy in September 2020.
Staff from our Transition Team have already had many opportunities to meet with lots of students, starting right back in September 2019 when Miss Sims (Vice Principal) and Mrs Wilkinson (Year 7 Learning Manager) visited each Primary School. We also hosted our annual Open Evening in October 2019, with record breaking attendance, and were lucky enough to have this captured on film (see the video below, can you spot yourself?!)
Mrs Wilkinson has also been attending different events in each school, including the live prize draws from the Open Evening, Careers film events with Engaging Education, break duties to meet and greet students and Parents' Evenings at Primaries, all opportunities to learn more about our upcoming students. Mr Hirst (Associate Vice Principal) also led some exciting and engaging activity days in Primary Schools using real hearts and lungs!!
So we think we have a really good measure of our students that will be joining us; please have a look through all the attachments and videos in the Transition Hub to make you have all the information that you need too.
Click the link to see our exciting virtual tour of the academy: Virtual Tour of Ash Hill Academy
We hope that you have also accessed the Flying Start Transition Google Classroom created by Doncaster Local Authority. In the classroom you will find many different transition events as well as videos to support each activity.
The ‘Stream’ in the Classroom has also proved extremely popular, as this is a great way of asking any key questions you might have, as well as being able to chat to new peers who will be starting at Ash Hill with you. This Stream in the Classroom will be available until the end of August and will be monitored closely by Academy staff and the Doncaster Transition Service so we can continue to support and reassure students before they arrive in September.
The Moving Up Guide should also give you plenty of information to help prepare students for their arrival at Ash Hill Academy, you should have received a copy through the post, but it is also attached below.
If there is still any further information that you require prior to September please contact the Academy via telephone or email, 01302 840961, firstname.lastname@example.org
- Moving Up Guide 2020(5.73 MB)