Proposed Changes to the School day

As part of our planning for the new academic year the Academy Improvement Board has agreed for us to consult on a slight change to the Academy day in order to add an additional tutor time session at the end of the day.


Dear Parents/Carers,

Re: Proposed changes to the school day. Monday 18 th May – Monday 8 th June

I hope this letter finds you and your family well.

As part of our planning for the new academic year the Academy Improvement Board has agreed for us to consult on a slight change to the Academy day in order to add an additional tutor time session at the end of the day. We currently have a tutor time session in the morning to support students in ensuring they are set up for the day. We propose to add an additional tutor time session to add the opportunity for additional pastoral care and conversations to take place at the end of the day.

Positive benefits to this change include, but are not limited to:

  • Tutors and the safeguarding leads will be able to support all students at the end of the day
  • Tutors can follow up and implement any support or intervention before students go home
  • Tutors will be able to write notes in planners to parents/carers regarding anything relevant from the school day
  • Students will have a positive and structured end to the school day
  • Heads of Year and Senior Staff will be available to support with any queries or concerns that arise

The proposed structure of the Academy day would be:

8.30am – 8.50am Tutor Time
8.50am – 9.50am Period 1
9.50am – 10.50am Period 2
10.50am – 11.10am Break
11.10am – 12.10pm Period 3
12.10pm – 1.10pm Period 4
1.10pm – 1.50pm Lunchtime
1.50pm – 2.50pm Period 5
2.50pm – 3.00pm Tutor Time

We invite all stakeholders to let us know their thoughts on this proposal by emailing the following email address: schoolday@graceacademy.org.uk by 12 noon on Monday 8th June.

If following the consultation, this proposal is sanctioned by governors, we would like to start the new timings for the start of the academic year in September 2020.

The consultation process will be reviewed systematically and revised where and if necessary.

 

Yours sincerely,

Ms Janina Taylor
Principal