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1 Welcome to Five Ways Y Wilkinson, Head L Tolley, Director of Sixth Form

2 Transition to Sixth Form New friends, teachers, systems, subjects A levels need more work than GCSE Students don’t acknowledge that! Communication is key, between students, parents and teachers – Website – Mobile alerts – Weekly e-newsletter – Letters home

3 Induction For ALL students Today – AS subject lessons – Getting to know each other August residential On going pastoral support

4 Induction: Cleobury Mortimer For ALL students Adventure activities Talk from a leading University Time with form and form tutor Free time to make new friends

5 Facilities Chowen Centre – Sixth Form Only – Work rooms, Michael’s cafeteria, classrooms, IT suite, careers library – Electronic registration Facility Library Sports facilities including multi gym, climbing wall, swimming pool Drama studio Brand new MFL building Astra-Turf coming shortly!

6 Pastoral Support Mrs Tolley, Director of Sixth Form Mr Bannister, Head of Achievement Dr Williams, Pastoral Head of Year Form Tutor – Vertical Tutoring Ms Gouldbourn, Sixth Form Centre manager A dedicated Sixth Form Counsellor Mr Preston, universities and careers advisor All staff!

7 Academic Support Teaching staff Monitoring at departmental and whole school level Lunchtime support sessions Special Needs, write to Mrs Khajavi – This does not impact on your place Preparation for subject aspects of university applications, inc interviews

8 Academic Expectations Target grades based on GCSE performance High but realistic expectations – For AS/A2 grades – For university courses Competition increasing for university places

9 Careers Advice Pastoral staff Mr Preston, careers advisor – Regular interviews – Regular updates about latest HE requirements – “Hidden” university requirements Vast majority of students enter HE, but alternatives also supported Experienced UCAS support

10 Core Curriculum Our ethos: all round education AS/A2 levels Enrichment Programme - Personal Development, Community Service, Work Experience, Sports, Escape Outdoors. Extended Project Qualification Topic of interest to student Optional but many now doing it Increasing university recognition

11 Expectations Highest academic standards Sixth Form within a school Role models Responsibilities, eg prefecting, mentoring, helping with activities and events Staying on site Details of procedures in planners

12 Expectations: Dress Code A Business suit is required for all members of the Sixth Form – this should be black, dark grey or navy blue in colour and will consist of tailored jacket with matching trousers or skirt. Smart shirt or blouse (spaghetti strapped/vest tops are not permitted). Shoes should be equally appropriate (not flip-flops, trainers, canvas, boots or stilettos). Shorts, three quarter length trousers and denim are not permitted. Facial piercings and body tattoos should not be visible.

13 Expectations: Dress Code Girls’ make-up should be discreet. Hair must be neat, of a natural colour and not shaven. Jewellery may be worn as long as it is discreet and does not compromise health and safety standards. Hoodies are not appropriate and are not to be worn in or out of school. V-necked plain, dark coloured jumpers (with no pattern) rather than crew necks. This is a mixed environment so we ask students to dress modestly (cleavage, midriffs and underwear should not be on show, skirts should not be worn higher than mid-thigh, skirts and trousers should not be tight).

14 Expectations: Attendance School average is 98% Punctuality is monitored and acted upon 1 st day of absence, ring school On day of return, we expect a note from parents If absence is planned and outside normal rules, request leave of absence in writing in advance to the Head or Mrs Tolley

15 Expectations: Attendance All students in school from 8.30 to 1.50 When we believe year has settled, afternoon study leave is offered to those who are making good progress Will be some time after parents evening, requires your written agreement A privilege, not a right! Time is for study, not driving lessons, paid work etc

16 Key Dates: Results KEFW candidates – If you DID meet your offer, we will have a record, well done! – If you did NOT meet your offer, there will be a letter with your results with further instructions – If you will not be here on results day, you need to inform Mrs Black in writing who will collect your results. You need to be contactable in case there is a problem, being abroad when you might need an interview is a problem

17 Key Dates: Results Non KEFW candidates – If you DID meet your offer, bring all of your GCSE paperwork into school on Friday 22nd Aug at the time stated in your personal letter, including any exams taken in Years 9 & 10. You do not need to phone us on the 21st. – If you DID NOT meet some of the conditions of your offer, please come in on Friday 22nd Aug where we will discuss whether there is anything to be done. You may have to wait a short time to see someone.

18 Key Dates: Results Non KEFW candidates – If you decide not to take up your offer of a place at Five Ways, please ring us on Thursday 21st Aug so that we are able to offer your place to other applicants. – If you are not going to be able to come in on Friday 22nd Aug, please let Ms Gouldbourn know ASAP. Official grade sheets can be faxed from your school, but we will not accept phone calls or emails as proof of results.

19 Key Dates: Induction Thursday 28 th to Friday 29th, residential in Cleobury Mortimer Students will get wet and muddy, bring several changes of clothes! Also bring writing materials

20 Residential Payment is due If you have not paid, please contact Ms Gouldbourn If you’re not sure if you’ve paid, please contact Ms Gouldbourn You will receive a full refund if your child does not take his/her place in August

21 Key Dates: Autumn Term Tues 7 th October - L6 Parents’ Evening Wed 5 th November - Sixth Form Open Evening – Compulsory for ALL students Fri 14 th November -Speech Night – Compulsory for ALL students who were in KEFW Yr 11

22 Communication Communication is key, between students, parents and teachers Tell us about personal and academic issues – Website – Mobile alerts – Weekly e-newsletter – Reports and Parents Evening – Email first initial + last name

23 Financial Support Is your son or daughter entitled to Free School Meals? Bursary entitlement - Free School Meals, Instrumental Tuition fees, Educational Trips, Travel & Uniform grants can be claimed. Young people in care, care leavers, young people in receipt of Income Support or Universal Credit, and disabled young people in receipt of Employment Support Allowance who are also in receipt of Disability Living Allowance or Personal Independence Payments.

24 Aims for this evening Transition to Sixth Form Induction Pastoral Support Careers Advice Core Curriculum and Extra Curricular Expectations Financial support Post Results

25 Thank You for Coming

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