Moving up to Year 7

Letter from Miss Conley

I am excited to begin another new chapter . . . .

Dear Year 7

I am excited to begin another new chapter with all the pupils who will be joining our year 7 class of 2024 and I can’t wait to meet you all.

I have spent the past 5 years with my previous year group, and this summer I will say my teary farewells as year 11 pupils collected their GCSE results and embark on the next phase of their journey.

I hope they leave feeling fulfilled and have a sense of accomplishment with results they have worked tirelessly for and they become everything they aspire to be.

As pupils reflected upon their their time at St Augustine of Canterbury Catholic Academy they all said the same thing, “the years go far too quickly”. They said that some days are hard, some are easy, some are fun, some days can be completely overwhelming but above all most days are unique, surprising and rewarding.

In a flash you will all be sitting GCSE’s and it is our job in school to work together with your parents, carers, friends and family to ensure your school journey provides the best foundation for you. We want all pupils to be happy and feel valued so they can be successful each day.

I am proud to be entrusted with year 7 and in turn will provide a bespoke pastoral package for each child, I believe this to be an unmatched level of care. I will get to know and develop relationships with family and carers on all levels. I will be there in times of crisis, joy through the happy times and challenging times, I will help resolve conflict and ensure every child feels safe and supported. It is a journey we will make together for the next 5 years.

St Augustine of Canterbury Catholic Academy offers a variety of help and support for children and families, we have on site trained professionals in mental health, bereavement and emotional wellbeing and we will help with everything in between, with further access to external support if needed. We are accomplished at dealing with the most complex issues always with dignity and professionalism with the child at the heart of everything.

We have high expectations of pupils and parental support is key as we move along this journey as is communication. We will we challenge pupils if we believe they can produce a better piece standard of work, we expect they will be in full correct uniform all of the time and will correct pupils when they haven’t made the right choice. This is key to success and enabling the students to be resilient, independent and the very best versions of themselves.

Our school is based around our core values of Aspiration, Belief and Compassion with the teachings of Jesus Christ at the heart of everything we do. We will expect our students to be ambassadors of that ethos and empower them to live out our gospel values.

‘Respect yourself and others, do your best and believe in yourself’

“So whatever you wish that others would do to you do also to them” Matthew 7:12

My contact at school is jconley@staugustine.sjcmat.co.uk

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A St Augustine’s pupil will always show aspiration, belief and compassion

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St Augustine's is a good school because the teachers are great! They make lessons fun and you will make new friends.

Just remember it is OK to be nervous and older years will help you.

I am so glad you have chosen to come to St Augustine's. You will find it great fun and very enjoyable. All the teachers are nice and will take care of you.

Just be yourself and ask for help. You're going to love High School. I can't wait to meet you.

There are extra-curricular activities for you to join at lunchtime and after school. There are lots of clubs to join, such as football, netball, chess club, singing club and design technology.

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