Year 7 Virtual Transition

In a normal academic year, we would at this moment be looking forward to welcoming our new Year 7 pupils and their parents for Induction Day. As a result of school closures due to COVID-19, we are unable to carry out the normal activities to support your child’s transition from Primary to Secondary School. Activities such as the ‘Induction Day’ and ‘Induction Evening for parents/carers, have sadly been cancelled due to government advice.

This year we will be undertaking a Virtual Induction process and this page will constantly be added throughout the summer term with key information so please keep coming back to take a look.

Headmaster’s Welcome

 

Head of Year 7 Welcome – Mrs T Saleem

 

Essential Information Form

You will be able to fill in our essential information forms in this section of the website.

Please ensure that all forms are completed by Monday 29th June 2020

Please click here to view the form.

Meet the Form Tutors

7 Alfred – Mr R Sangar

 

7 Galahad – Mr T Bennett

 

7 Henry – Ms C Piepdie

 

7 Nelson – Mrs C Yates

 

7 William – Mr J Hussain

 

 Science Induction Video

 

Summer Tasks

Please click here to download the Summer Tasks.

Please note that you will need to unzip/extract the zip file after downloading it.

FAQ’s

1) What is the start and finish time of the school day?

Information regarding the school day can found here: https://www.handsworth.bham.sch.uk/about-the-school/the-school-day/

 

2) What do I need to buy for the school uniform?

Information regarding the school uniform can be found here: https://www.handsworth.bham.sch.uk/about-the-school/uniforms/

 

3) When can I purchase the school uniform?

School uniform can be ordered directly from our suppliers Clive Marks through their website: https://www.clivemark.co.uk/shop-by-school/h/handsworth-grammar-school.html

Clive Mark Schoolwear are operating an appointments system for parents that they may use at any time, and we are also setting aside days when we will be open specifically to cater for each individual school we sell.

Clive Mark in Bearwood will be open with extended weekday hours and a weekend date for Handsworth Grammar School. These will be:

Wednesday 15th July – 9 am – 7 pm

Sunday 19th July – 10 am – 4pm

 

4) How can I keep track of my son’s progress while he is at KEVI HGS?

We have recently moved over to Schoolcomms for our School/Home communications. More information about Schoolcomms can be found here: https://www.handsworth.bham.sch.uk/about-the-school/schoolcomms/

Parental log in details will be provided during the Autumn term.

 

5) Will there be any visits to school prior to September? My child is worried about getting lost in the school, so the more familiar he can be the better.

There are currently no plans for year 6 pupils to visit KEVI HGS. However, there will be an opportunity for them to familiarise themselves with the building during the induction process in September.

Meanwhile they can take virtual tour of the school: https://www.handsworth.bham.sch.uk/virtual-tour/

 

6) I am concerned as my son will be catching the bus for the first time in September. What shall I do?

We would recommend you accompany your son on the bus journey that they would take to get to school. Try this on a few occasions, at different times of the day so your son can get used to the journey.

You could use the following website to help plan your son’s journey: https://journeyplanner.networkwestmidlands.com/

 

7) Does the school have a Green Bus service?

The school does not have its own Green Bus service, however there are Green Bus services available, that are linked to other KEVI schools which many of our pupils use. More information can be found here: https://www.thegreenbus.co.uk/bus_services/school/

 

8) How often is homework set at KEVI HGS?

Homework will be set once a week, for each subject area. Pupils are given one week to complete their homework.

We use Show my Homework (now called Satchel) to set and assess homework. Both pupils and parents will be given log-in details in September.

 

9) What extra-curricular activities are run at KEVI HGS?

There are a range of sporting and musical events throughout the year. Our pupils are put in to Houses when they join us in September, and are involved in a range of House competitions throughout their time with us. We also have a range of visits available for students.

If you need anymore information it can be found here: https://www.handsworth.bham.sch.uk/about-the-school/extracurricular-activities/

 

10) How does KEVI HGS deal with issues of bullying?

KEVI HGS takes bullying very seriously. We believe every young person has the right to be safe in school. There are very rare cases of bullying. If there is an instance of bullying we recommend our students speak to any member of staff, who can then investigate the issue and deal with it accordingly.

 

11) My child has an additional need, how will KEVI HGS help my child?

The SENCo and Head of Year 7 will be liaising with all of our feeder primary schools to ensure we have as much information about your son before they get to us. We also work very closely with parents who are able to advise us on their child’s needs and strategies that have proved successful in the past.

If you have any queries about additional needs that your son might need support with please do not hesitate to contact the SENCo or Head of Year 7, Mrs T Saleem, tsaleem@handsworth.bham.sch.uk

 

12) What social distancing measures will be in place in September?

The arrangements for September in regard to COVID-19 safety will be confirmed later this Summer. It is too soon to say what will happen in September.

Please refer to the latest news section of the school website for the most up to date information.

 

Useful Documents

School Uniform and PE/Games Kit List

KEVI New Intake A-Z

Is your child eligible for Free School Meals?

Cashless Catering Information

School Gateway

Bus Pass Discount Information

Programme For First Day