Year 6 Induction
Welcome to Blackfen School
Our partnership begins
Updated 22nd June 2023
Communication - Year 7 events 2023-2024
Welcome Day – this is our Year 6 student induction event held in school on Tuesday 4th July 2023. Please wear your usual school uniform, bring a packed lunch, a drink (no glass bottles please) and don’t forget you best piece of work (no more than A4)! Please arrive between 8.45 and 9am. The day ends at 2.50pm.
Parents/Carers Welcome Evening. This event is for parents and carers only. It will be held on the evening of Tuesday 4th July 2023. Doors open at 5.15pm for a PROMPT start at 5.30pm. Come and find out more, meet the staff and look at uniform and taste the food from our Canteen.
Summer School. This is a 3-day event from Monday 24th to Wednesday 26th July 2023. Please register your interest using the online Microsoft form. Details are in the induction information pack sent to all parents and carers.
Induction event 2: This event is for parents and carers only. To be held on Thursday 7th September 2023. Please arrive for a PROMPT 5.30 start. The evening ends at 7pm. Come along and find out about Growth Mindset: how to get the mindset right to get more progress, more success and more fulfilment. The evening will be delivered by Robin Launder, an expert in the subject. Robin has presented at schools, colleges and universities across the UK and abroad. His talk has been described as “an inspiration”, “uplifting”, “a lightbulb moment”. It’s fast-paced, entertaining and full of strategies to help you help your child get the most out of education
Year 7 ‘Settling in’ meeting with tutors. Come and meet your child’s Form Tutor and share how your child is settling in here at Blackfen. (Date TBC)
Year 7 Parents’ Evening to meet subject staff. Come and meet your child’s subject teachers to discuss how well they are doing and what their next steps can be to meet and/or exceed their targets. (Date TBC)
Autumn, Spring and Summer Progress Updates are issued termly. These will show your child’s quality of academic progress, attendance, achievement and behaviour points and well as the quality of their growth mindset.
Meetings with staff are by appointment only – you must give 24 hours’ notice.
Please sign in at Reception.
Return phone calls – expectations within 48 hours
•The Home — School Agreement: the Blackfen partnership that makes students successful
•The Teaching and Learning Charter: sets out how the school fulfils its core purpose
•The Behaviour Charter: explains the rewards and sanctions used in school
•Key stage Co-ordinators– monitors students’ academic development in specific curriculum areas.
•Student Support Officers — allocated to every Community to work with the Deputy Head Teacher, Ms Makepiece, Assistant Head teachers, Ms Woodhouse and Mrs Magrowski.
•Form Tutor — meets students daily and supports their academic and personal development.
We are looking forward to welcoming your child to Blackfen School
Year 6 transition video