Changing schools can be a socially, emotionally and academically challenging time for young people. The purpose of the New Pupil Support team is to assist the young people who start In-Year at the Academy and who may need help to settle in.
What we do…
As the largest school in Torbay, it is not unusual for 80-90 students to join us at the Academy every year. To make sure the transition is as smooth as possible, we have established procedures in place. These include holding initial admission meetings; liaising with previous schools; organising the most appropriate sets for the students; and arranging their timetables and the site they will attend. We may also conduct a tour for the student and arrange buddies to help them find their way around.
There are currently three members of staff in the department. We deal not only with the administration involved in joining the Academy but can also provide in-class support when needed. Our prime focus is to be inclusive and to ensure our new students are able to integrate successfully into the Academy and all it has to offer.
If you are considering moving your child to a school in Torbay please contact Admissions at Torbay Council on 01803 208908 or go to www.torbay.gov.uk to make an application.
If you would like to contact us for more information please email us at [email protected] or call 01803 403003 and ask for New Pupil Support.