Transition to Q3 Academy Great Barr
If your child has been awarded a place for September 2019, Sandwell LA will have notified you on 1st March 2019 (or at a later date, but by now, if you were successful in gaining a place through appeal).
Following the opportunities to visit the Academy and to complete registration of your child, you and your child are invited to attend our ‘New Intake: Welcome to Q3 Academy Great Barr’ Evening on Wednesday 10th July 2019 at the time specified for your group on your invitation. This evening is an opportunity to meet key members of staff, including the Chief Executive, Head of School, Director of Key Stage, Head of Year, and your child’s Personal Tutor. This is also an opportunity to collect your child’s Sports Kit ready for them to wear in Transition Week. Please ensure that your data pack has been completed and is returned no later than this event.
All new Year 7 students joining us this September, spend Transition Week with us – the date of this has been changed to Wednesday 24th to Friday 26th July 2019. The reason for this change is to accommodate children joining us from primary schools and academies that do not finish until Tuesday 23rd July; providing a fair and equal transition programme for all. Students will need to arrive at the Academy at 8.55a.m. The Academy day will end at 3.05p.m on Wednesday 24th and Thursday 25th July, and will finish at 2.05p.m. on Friday 26th of July. During Transition Week your child will spend time getting to know their new Learning Consultants and peers. All new Year 7 students must wear the Q3 Academy Sports Kit throughout Transition Week. Students are entitled to a free breakfast in Quisine from 8.15a.m. and will then be able to purchase food at lunchtime using cash*, or they are welcome to bring a packed lunch. Some of the activities may take place outside, so please ensure that your child has a clear bottle of water, and sunblock if necessary.
Please note – During Transition Week, new students will not be required to have any specialist equipment, or indeed the full set of equipment. Just a black or blue pen will suffice.
For any urgent or delicate enquiries, please contact the Academy on 0121 358618 and ask to speak to Mrs Baines (Head of Year 7).
*In September your Child will receive an ID Card. They will use this to pay for food and drink in Quisine. The card can be ‘topped up’ using the cash loaders in Quisine or by parents/carers using an online system. Cash will not be accepted in Quisine after the distribution of ID Cards.