Induction

Year 7 Induction days Tuesday 27th and Wednesday 28th June

A very warm welcome to Wigston Academy. We are writing to you to provide information about the induction days. We are looking forward to welcoming your child to our school and have planned two induction days so that they become familiar with their school and their teachers. There will be opportunities during the two days to meet tutors and teachers; have a good look around the building and grounds; sample some lessons; have lunch and get to meet new friends.
We are asking your child’s primary school class teacher to place your child into a friendship group. Please contact Mrs S Bishop, sbishop@wigstonacademy.org, if you have any questions concerning these by Wednesday 7th June.

Mrs L Gathercole is coordinating induction for SEND pupils, so please contact her with any queries, lgathercole@wigstonacademy.org.

We have asked your child’s primary school to ensure that we are aware of any medical issues or medication that your child needs to be carrying on the induction day.

The first Induction day is Tuesday 27th June, and will begin at 9.15am. We have asked the primary schools to register their pupils at the primary school and escort them to the academy on this first day.

The day will finish at 2.30pm. If you wish to meet your child then you can go to the main school hall near reception. Please let your child know that you are meeting them, otherwise your child will be dismissed to go home alone. If you are driving please be aware that the roads and carpark become very busy. If you have any special requests concerning the end of the day please let us know.

Day two is Wednesday 28th June, and will start at 9.00am, pupils are asked to make their own way to school and dismissal will begin at 2.30pm with the same arrangements as Tuesday.

Your child will need to bring:

  • Their pencil case and basic equipment (pen, pencil, ruler, rubber)
  • A pair of trainers

Lunch will be provided unless your child wishes to bring a packed lunch.

We ask that your child wear their usual primary school uniform on these two days please.

Induction evening for parents will take place on Tuesday 27th June and will be in two sessions either 6.00pm or 7.00pm where you will meet staff, have a look around the academy and find out some of the things your child has been doing during their first induction day. We will let you know which session to attend and more details nearer the time.

Key people:

  • Mrs L Gathercole – SEND Induction, Mrs S Bishop – Induction

We have endeavoured to cover all of the information here however, if we have missed anything or if you have any questions or queries please let us know.

We look forward to seeing you on 27th June.

Yours faithfully,

Mr M Wilson

Induction 2017 Information

We would like to take this opportunity to welcome you and your child to Wigston Academy.  You should have received confirmation from County Hall confirming your child’s place at our school.  If this is not the case please contact us at school.

Our work with Year 6 children has already been taking place in our feeder primary schools over the year with science, sport and design activities.  However, our full induction programme will now begin.  We would like to let you know of the forthcoming dates and events.

  • Wigston Academy staff visits to feeder primary schools to talk to primary teachers (Spring term)
  • Parents’ Welcome Evening – Thursday 11th May 2017, 6.00 pm – 7.00 pm
  • Induction days all new Year 7 pupils – Tuesday 27th June and Wednesday 28th June 2017
  • Year 7 Parents’ Induction Evening – Tuesday 27th June 2017, 6.00 pm

More information will be sent to you nearer the time.

We will also continue to visit parents’ evenings and assemblies at Primary Schools and run our curriculum events and courses throughout the term.

For any SEND concerns, please contact Mrs Gathercole.

We are very proud of our induction and liaison process as we aim for every child to have a smooth and happy transition from their primary school.  If you cannot make any events or would like to visit again, please feel free to contact us.

Yours faithfully,

Mrs S Bishop

Assistant Principal on behalf of everyone at Wigston Academy

Induction Parents Evening

Below are the PowerPoint slides from the Year 7 Induction Parents Evening.