Castleford Park Junior Academy
As we recognise that transition from infants to juniors can be both exciting and overwhelming for all involved, we begin liaising with our feeder infant schools long before the children are due to start with us in September. Key members of staff meet to share and receive relevant information about the children to ensure their start at Park Junior is successful.
We strive to make the transition process as smooth as possible, which is why we set the classes in collaboration with staff from our feeder infant schools. The process of transition also involves many more activities, including:
Extra meetings and transition activities are arranged for those children who are identified as needing this by their infant school. The SENCOs and pastoral staff from both our school and the infant schools meet to discuss any children who have special educational needs, or vulnerabilities that need to be taken into account, so that we can provide appropriate provision for them from their very first day in September.
We will also continue to upload new information to this page of our website so that you can begin to build an understanding of our school’s systems and procedures. Firstly, you will see a copy of the presentation that we share with parents at our Open Evening.
This initial letter will shortly be sent out to Year 2 parents electronically through your Infant School:
Below, Mr Booth, our Deputy Headteacher, has kindly recorded a version of the presentation we give to welcome new parents into school. We will also be able to invite you in person this year, where current pupils will also provide you with a tour and tell you all about our school.
In September, we will also hold a welcome session where different members of staff will help with answering parent questions about our routines and procedures.
Our current children have created a virtual tour for your children to see. Please take a look here to help you familiarise yourself with our site
Please find here some answers to questions that new parents want to know here
Please also remember that you can contact our school if you have any specific queries:
Telephone: 01977 518959
Our staff are really looking forward to meeting you and your children soon. Soon, you will be able to have a look which adults work in Year 3 and read their welcome…Below, are the teachers that have been in Year 3 this year. This will be updated shortly for the new year.