Virtual Open Evening
Choosing a Secondary School
We understand choosing a secondary school can be both an exciting time but also an anxious time for young people and their parents. It is important to us that both the student and parent make an informed choice. We hope this virtual open evening gives you the information you need in these unprecedented times, and shows you all the opportunities Barnes Wallis Academy has to offer.
At Barnes Wallis Academy we will try and do all that we can to make the choice process as smooth as possible by answering everything you need to know.
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Houses and Tutor Grouping
Students are placed in a House when they arrive at Barnes Wallis Academy.
The Form Tutor takes responsibility for their students and is the first port of call between home and school; they are the person that will make the initial contact with students on a daily basis and set the standard for the day ahead. In partnership with parents, they will aim to ensure all students are fully prepared to learn and progress within the Academy. Our houses are:
Getting to Know the Staff
Special Educational Needs & Disabilities
Hello, I would like to introduce myself and our SEND department here at Barnes Wallis Academy. My name is Mrs Castley and I am the Special Education Needs & Disability Coordinator (SENDCo)
We have six teaching assistants and their names are:
- Ms Girling
- Mrs Wells
- Ms Carter
- Miss Kingston
- Miss Wilshire
- Mr Parker (also our Resource Manager)
Here at Barnes Wallis Academy our aim is to support you in achieving the best that you can. The way that we support students is different for everyone.
It could be through:
- Additional adult support in class
- Small group work- dyslexia club, maths club, social skills club,
- One to one support for accelerated learning
- Social/ nurture club in the mornings
- Homework club after school
- Additional ICT to support learning
Sometimes we need to talk to other people when things get on top of us this could be though a counsellor- Casy Counselling or Mindfulness. We also sometimes need to bring in expert people to help us help you, we call this external specialist e.g. Speech and language therapists.
What do our current Year 7's think?
Welcome to English!
Below is a recommended booklist by genre – our challenge is this; Which books have you read already?
We look forward to hopefully meeting you all soon!
Ms Swann, Mr Endicott, Miss Denton, Miss Whitehouse, Miss Harrison and Mrs Ball
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