New Year 7 Information
This is information is for students joining Year 7 in September 2018 ONLY.
INDUCTION MORNING - FRIDAY 22nd JUNE 2018
Please bring your daughter to Reception (entrance in East Street) between 8.30am and 8.50am. We would appreciate it if you do not arrive before 8.30am. Your daughter will then be taken to the main school hall and be allocated to her tutor group with whom she will spend the rest of the morning.
Your daughter should be dressed as she would be for her normal school day, and should bring a pen or pencil with her. She will also need to bring a mid-morning snack and drink. Please avoid any products with nuts.
During the morning your daughter will have activities designed to introduce her to her tutor and classmates. She will also have several “taster” lessons. These may include a practical lesson so please provide her with an apron or overall (an old shirt will do).
Your daughter will be ready to leave at 12.20pm. Unless you advise us otherwise on the attached slip we will take your daughter back to Reception at 12.20pm where you can collect her.
PARENTS’ INFORMATION EVENING - WEDNESDAY 27TH JUNE 2018, 6PM TO 9PM
This is an important information evening which we hope both you and your daughter will be able to attend.
Registration for the evening will start at 6.00pm and there will be a ‘meet and mingle’ session hosted by the Kendrick Parents’ Society (KPS) until 7pm.
The evening will start promptly at 7pm with a talk in the Hall by the Headteacher, a School Governor and the Kendrick Parents’ Society (KPS).
From 8pm to 9pm, parents/carers will be divided into groups and there will be a ‘carousel’ type session with talks from members of staff, including the Headteacher, on various subjects including expectations of students, parental support, day to day life at Kendrick School, internet safety, and curriculum and assessment. There will also be an opportunity for parents/carers to ask questions and to meet the Form Tutors.
During the evening your daughter will spend time in her new form group and her House.
You will be able to collect goods purchased online before the evening and details of how to do this will be sent to you nearer the time.
Due to space and the format of the evening, we would be grateful if you could make other arrangements for siblings wherever possible. Thank you.
INFORMAL MEETINGS - TUESDAY 10TH JULY 2018
This event is in place of the KPS Fun Day on Sunday 8th July which is no longer taking place.
The 1½ hour session, taking place between 8.30am and 3.45pm, will be made up as follows:
15 minute informal meeting
You will have a 15 minute informal meeting with a Year 7 tutor, Head of Year or a senior member of staff. The appointment will be divided into two parts:
- Part One with Parents/Carers and Student. Please make sure your daughter has completed the ‘About Me’ sheet (which you can access below) beforehand and bring it to the meeting as it will form a good starting point to the conversation.
- Part Two for the Parents/Carers only. This is where you will have the opportunity to inform us of any information you feel we need to know to make sure that we are best able to support your daughter for the next 5 or 7 years of her education journey at Kendrick.
There are a few messages we want to pass onto you to make sure your daughter benefits fully from her time at Kendrick School. We believe that this interview is of utmost importance to start forging a strong relationship between school and home. Unfortunately we are not able to offer an alternative date so we hope that you will be able to make this time to come and see us.
Student - Activities
For the rest of the session the students will partake in activities supervised by members of staff.
Parents/Carers – Meet the KPS and other Parents/Carers
Parents/carers will have an opportunity to meet members of the KPS and other parents/carers over refreshments.
PLEASE NOTE: PARKING FOR BOTH EVENTS
It will not be possible to bring vehicles onto the premises at any point during the Induction Morning or the Parents’ Evening unless you or your daughter has a disability. In this case please telephone Reception on 0118 9015859 to make special arrangements. It is important to be aware that you cannot park or stop to drop passengers off in East Street.
Please note that pay and display parking operates in the roads in the vicinity of Kendrick School. The nearest public car parks are at the Oracle Shopping Centre and Queen’s Road.