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  1. Welcome to our Primary 7 Parents  P7 Parents’ Information Evening 9 January 2013

  2. Our Agenda Tonight: • Kemnay Academy Parent Council Mr E Marston • Introduction to Kemnay Academy Dr C Hunter • P7/S1 Transition and Link WeekMr P Gaiter • Support For PupilsMs F Jones Senior Students • Any Questions

  3. Kemnay Academy • Purpose built and opened in 1982 • Catchment area: Kemnay, Kintore, Blackburn • 6 year, non-denominational, comprehensive • Expected roll in August 2013: approx 730+ • Upgraded accommodation • Staffing: around 60 teachers (inc. ASfL team) • Additional Support for Learners provision

  4. Our Vision Kemnay Academy is a welcoming, well resourced, healthy and safe school, where individuals learn and develop through being valued and included, are motivated and inspired by learning, have a stake in the Academy's progression and whose achievements are an example to others. 4

  5. Kemnay Academy’s Values • Learning • Personal Responsibility • Respect for Self and Others • Achievement • Responsible Social Attitudes • “Doing your best” 5

  6. successful learners • with • enthusiasm and motivation for learning • determination to reach high standards of achievement • openness to new thinking and ideas • and able to • use literacy, communication and numeracy skills • use technology for learning • think creatively and independently • learn independently and as part of a group • make reasoned evaluations • link and apply different kinds of learning in • new situations • confident individuals • with • self respect • a sense of physical, mental and emotional wellbeing • secure values and beliefs • ambition • and able to • relate to others and manage themselves • pursue a healthy and active lifestyle • be self aware • develop and communicate their own beliefs • and view of the world • live as independently as they can • assess risk and take informed decisions • achieve success in different areas of activity To enable all young people to become • responsible citizens • with • respect for others • commitment to participate responsibly in • political, economic, social and cultural life • and able to • develop knowledge and understanding of • the world and Scotland’s place in it • understand different beliefs and cultures • make informed choices and decisions • evaluate environmental, scientific and • technological issues • develop informed, ethical views of complex • issues • effective contributors • with • an enterprising attitude • resilience • self-reliance • and able to • communicate in different ways and in • different settings • work in partnership and in teams • take the initiative and lead • apply critical thinking in new contexts • create and develop • solve problems 6

  7. Design Principles for the Curriculum ethos and life of the school curriculum areas and subjects Interdisciplinary learning opportunities for personal achievement Challenge and enjoyment Breadth Progression Depth Personalisation and choice Coherence Relevance 7

  8. Curricular Entitlements • Creative and Enterprising Experiences • Cultural Experiences • Environmental Experiences • Health and Wellbeing Experiences • Vocational Experiences - Discrete subject areas - Interdisciplinary Opportunities - Project Based Learning using cross-curricular themes - Literacy, Numeracy and Health and Well-being are integral

  9. S1-3 Broad General Curriculum

  10. Senior Phase

  11. A Health Promoting SchoolCommended Status • We: • provide a happy, safe supportive and secure environment for learning; • support and encourage children, parents, and staff to become involved in making healthier choices about lifestyle; • teach children about a wide variety of health topics such as healthy eating, physical activity sexual health and relationships, drugs, smoking and alcohol. 11

  12. A Health Promoting School With a balanced diet, regular physical activity and the confidence to make good lifestyle choices, your child will: - have more energy - have a more positive, happy outlook - feel less stressed - be able to concentrate better - stay at a healthy weight - get fewer illnesses - sleep better 12

  13. Attainment S42010-2012 Kemnay Academy figures include pupils requiring Additional Support for Learning 13

  14. Attainment2010-2012 by end of S6 Kemnay Academy figures include pupils requiring Additional Support for Learning 14

  15. Extra Curricular Activities • Musical Activities • Concert Band • Jazz Band • Ceilidh Band • Woodwind Group • Choir(s) and Glee Group • Samba Band • Rock Challenge 15

  16. Extra Curricular Activities • Pupil Council • Eco Schools Committees • Charities Committee • School Year Book Committee • Subject Homework Clubs • Football • Rugby • Netball • Senior Prom • Badminton • Basketball 16

  17. Extra Curricular Activities • Chess Club • Lunchtime and Interval Activity Club • House Competitions • Art Homework Club • Writers’ Club • S2 Ski Trip • European Music Performance Tours • Comenius European Project • Botswana/Namibia/Zambia Expedition 2009 • Borneo Expedition 2011 • Ecuador Expedition 2013 17

  18. School Uniform - In place for 13 years - Reviewed in 2012 - Fosters a sense of identity - Promotes a working atmosphere which supports pupil learning 18

  19. School Uniform White shirt and tie or white polo Blackorgreyskirt or trousers - not jeans Blackcomfortable shoes - not trainers 19

  20. Phil GaiterDepute RectorThe P7-S1 Transition

  21. Three Areas • P7 Transfer and Link Programme • House and Class Information • Timetables

  22. P7 - S1 Transfer & Link Programme • Tours of the Academy - September • P7 Enterprise Day – November • Initial P7 Parents’ Evening – January ‘13 • Handbook Issued – January ‘13

  23. Next Phase • Transport Forms Issued – March • Wider Horizons Evening – 13th March • Technology Event – 30th May • Guidance Staff Visit Primary Schools & Welcome Booklet Issued – May • Attainment Information Transfer – June

  24. June • New Classes Arranged – June • P7 Link Week – 24th to 28th June • Second P7 Parents’ Evening – 27th June • Academy Newsletters – All year • Joint Cluster Working – All year

  25. Kemnay Cluster - Working Together • Regular Head Teacher meetings • Cluster Moderation Activities • Literacy and Attainment overview • Planning using CfE Experiences & Outcomes

  26. Final Phase • S1 Start New Term – 20th August • S1 Curriculum Booklet • P7 / S1 Academy Tours - September • S1 Settling-in Report – October • S1 Settling-in Parents’ Meeting – November

  27. P7 – S1 Transition - Link Week

  28. Hello and Welcome! Rector and Chaplains

  29. New Classes

  30. Buddies!

  31. Canteen

  32. Lunchtime House Activities

  33.    Happy People

  34. Pupil Survey I have made new friends from other schools this week I have enjoyed Primary 7 Link week I am looking forward to coming back after the summer holidays 96% agree 99.75% agree 99% agree

  35. Pupil Survey Dislikes Likes • Crowded Canteen • Getting up early • Carrying schoolbags • Big scary people • Canteen food • Learning new things • Buddies • New friends • Moving around • Freedom

  36. Guidance House & Register Classes • Bennachie House - 1K and 1E Ms Donaldson - Guidance teacher • Tuach House - 1M and 1N Mrs Hepburn - Guidance teacher • Don House - 1A and 1Y Ms Murray-Smith - Guidance teacher • Caskieben House - 1C and 1D Mrs Allan - Guidance Teacher

  37. Class Groupings Practical Classes = 8 Register Classes 1K 1E1M1N1A 1Y 1C 1D Non Practical Classes = Mix of Register Classes 8 sections 1K1 1K2 1K3 1K4 1E1 1E2 1E3 1E4

  38. Class Arrangements • Made by Guidance and Additional Support for Learning Teachers (based upon information from Primary Schools) • Same House as older sister or brother • The same mixture in each classes (even mixture of boys and girls / previous schools / and of attainment) • Checked with Primary colleagues

  39. School Timetable

  40. A Pupil’s Timetable

  41. Support for Pupils Senior Students – Peer Mentoring Ms Fran Jones Depute Rector Mrs Anne Appleby PT ASFL

  42. Any Questions ?