How will my child know what books to bring?

Your child should check their timetable each evening and pack their bag ready for the next day. All students are issued with their own personal organiser at the beginning of the school year for this purpose. It has a number of functions.

  • A personal diary for daily work
  • A place to record work to complete at home
  • A communication medium between parent and teacher

Each week students are expected to enter the following information:

Full particulars of each homework set, written clearly;

  • Day/date when completed homework is due and any special arrangements for handing in;
  • The length of time taken to complete each piece of homework;
  • Each homework entry neatly ticked when completed;
  • Special dates and commitments

The personal organiser is an important record document and planner,  we therefore expect students to keep them neat and tidy.

We do ask parents to sign the personal organiser each week. Your child’s tutor will sign and monitor the personal organiser on a regular basis. We hope that the organiser will provide you with a useful insight into the work your child is doing at the Academy. By signing the organiser promptly and regularly,  you are also helping us to monitor this important aspect of our work.

As you sign the organiser, we would like you to check that your child is maintaining it properly as outlined above, and satisfy yourself that the homework has been properly completed and all the details entered in the organiser.  Your signature should be placed in the organise at the bottom right hand corner of the right hand page.

The organiser is a useful medium of communication between home and the Academy; please use it to let us know about homework and other matters, and ask your child to show any entry to his or her tutor.

Every Thursday the number of items of student post is recorded in the personal organiser.

What equipment will my child need at the Academy?

The following items are recommended by the Academy to support and enhance the work of your child

  • 2 Pens
  • 2 Pencils
  • Pencil Sharpener
  • Eraser
  • Ruler (minimum 15cm)
  • Glue Stick
  • Colouring Pencils
  • Highlighter
  • Maths Calculator
  • Named Pencil Case

Please note that for safety reasons liquid ink erasers, such as Tippex, are not allowed.

Mobile phones should, under no circumstances, be brought to the Academy.

If a mobile phone is seen it will be confiscated and we will ask that a parent or carer come to the Academy to collect it at a convenient time. Contact between parents and students and vice versa can always be made through the College Support Administration Office.