A warm welcome from the Academy’s Senior Leadership Team
We are delighted that you have chosen Braunton Academy as the next step in your child’s education - we are truly looking forward to
developing a strong partnership with you over the coming years. Moving from primary to secondary school is an important event in the life of your child, and here at Braunton Academy we will work hard to ensure this move is both successful and exciting.
Our Academy motto: “Aspire & Achieve” is clearly setting out our vision for your child in fulfilling his/her fullest potential in all aspects of his/her future. We all want the very best for our children but as they grow older it can become more difficult, especially for us as parents/ carers, as their learning progresses and they strive to become more independent. Our plan at Braunton Academy in adopting a mastery curriculum and a Trivium learning framework is to work closely with you in helping them to develop as self-regulated and independent learners; to engage them in becoming resilient problem solvers and critical thinkers, skills vital for students to thrive in school, college, in work and in life-long learning.
As your child enters into a new and exciting stage of his/her young life with many new challenges and opportunities ahead, he/she will be learning new subjects, making new friends and developing his/her talents in learning, sport, music, art, drama, wherever their interests lie. Moving from primary school to secondary school is a big step for them, for all of us, but I can honestly say most students settle into the Academy’s routines very quickly and are soon able to find their way around the buildings with little guidance.
We undoubtedly look forward to working closely with you in ensuring your son/daughter is able to thoroughly enjoy his/her time at Braunton Academy; we would encourage you to support your child in always trying his/her best at all he/she does and also to engage in as many extra-curricular activities as possible, taking advantage of all that is available here. It may seem some way into the future to be thinking of your children taking their GCSEs in Year 11 but we are all very aware of how quickly time can progress and therefore we need to be equipping them with the knowledge, skills and understanding for success from the very start.
Please feel confident in asking for any guidance and/or support at any time.We are entering into an important partnership with you and we look forward to helping you successfully meet the challenges ahead and to enjoy your partnership with all at the Academy.
School 'at work tours' for prospective parents and students from Y4 onwards can be booked at anytime via Ms Johnson, the Principal's PA. These tours last around one hour and you will be taken by a member of the Senior Leadership Team on a tour through the school while students are learning. There will be a question and answer session to follow if required.
We are very proud of our transition programme to Braunton Academy. We work hard to make our Year 6 students feel confident about moving onto Braunton Academy and prepare them so they can look forward to being successful learners from day one. Both
Mr Cammack, our Principal, and Mrs De Groot, our SENDco, personally visit every student in their own Primary School to start your child's transition into the Academy.
Please follow this link to Parents Guide
Our very full transition programme has been designed by staff from the primary schools and Braunton Academy and it includes the following:-
GTI (Gifted Talented and Interested) programme for Year 6 in Sports, Science, Technology, Computing, Cooking and Art.
Visits to our family of primary schools from Year 7 students and Braunton Academy staff.
Theatre days and special concerts and sports festivals
High 5 days- Science and Technology focused days in the June of Year 5.
The Year 6 Parents Welcome Evening is on Wednesday 6th May 2020 at 6.30pm in Isaac Hall
The Year 6 Transition Day is Tuesday 7th July 2020, where students experience a range of lessons and sample school lunch!
"Year 6 Parents Transition Evening" is Wednesday 8th July 2020. 6.30pm in Isaac Hall
Summer Concert - in Isaac Hall on Wednesday 1st July 2020 at 6.30pm
For information on Academy uniform please follow the link Braunton Academy Dress Code
WELCOME TO THE 2020 YEAR 6 TRANSITION PROGRAMME - "BE AWESOME, GO BIG"
On behalf of the Year 7 team, welcome to Braunton Academy! We hope you will enjoy your time here and that you are ready to take advantage of all that our school has to offer.
The more you put in to life at Braunton, the more you will get back from it.... REMEMBER: “The harder I work, the more I practise, the luckier I seem to get.”
We want you to feel ready and prepared for secondary school life and as part of this, we would like you to complete a few tasks between now and September.
These tasks will help you to prepare and engage more directly with both the way we think at the Academy and a selection of the subjects you will be studying.
Your teachers will ask you about this work in your first week and you will need to complete the "BE AWESOME, GO BIG" booklet, so keep it safe until September. To complete the booklet you will need to look through the power-point presentations below and respond in the provided booklet. You should work through each of the nine interactive presentations, running from left to right, recording your answers in the accompanying "BE AWESOME, GO BIG" workbook:
Session 1: Being awesome
Session 2: Unlocking your mind
Session 3: Dare to take risks
Session 4: Making the change
Session 5: Lost but not lost
Session 6: Bouncebackability
Session 7: What is normal anyway
Session 8: Friendships and fallouts
Session 9: Living well
Click on the first 'PDF' below, prompting it to download and off you go. Think about the advice given here and enjoy the journey as you prepare for a brand new start in your brand new secondary school, BRAUNTON ACADEMY: 'Aspire & Achieve'. We are here for you.