Transition information for Parents/Carers
Will my child have a locker?
All students have the opportunity to select a locker. There are however a limited number of these and therefore we encourage students to be proactive and organised in securing these. To secure a locker, students will be required to either bring in their own padlock or £3.50 which will allow them to purchase a padlock from student reception. We recommend that new Year 7 students do this during the first morning back in September.
Is there a wide range of events that i can attend as a parent?
Yes - throughout the school year, we welcome parents into school for a variety of events. These include the annual school production, the gym and dance show, The Big Sing, our end of year celebration assembly and many more. Please follow us on Twitter (@BatleyGS) and download our app from the app store for further information!
When do students receive their planners?
All students receive their planner at the start of each academic year. Planners will therefore be given to our new Year 7 students during their induction morning in September. Planners are expected to be kept in excellent condition and a £5 cost will be incurred if lost or damaged.
I have a worry or concern about my child. Who should I contact?
Your first point of contact is their form tutor. You can contact them via telephone or email. You can find all staff email addresses are listed in the Parent Handbook.
Where do students go to sign up to extra-curricular clubs?
At Batley Grammar School we pride ourselves on our extensive extra-curricular programme. The extra-curricular programme is shared with students during the first week of term and is displayed on noticeboards and the TV screens around school. If your child would like to join a club they simply need to turn up! If they require any further information, they should speak to the teacher involved who would be more than happy to answer any questions.
My child has a medical condition, how will you look after them?
Please highlight this on the medical form you have been sent in the parent handbook and we will then get in touch to discuss their needs with you.
I may need to contact my child, can they use their mobile phone in the day?
Mobile phones are not permitted to be used in school and if seen they will be confiscated. The first time a phone is confiscated your child can collect it themselves at the end of the day, if it happens again then you, or another appropriate adult, will need to come into school to collect it.
If there is an emergency please ring the school and explain the situation. A message may be passed on, and/or your child may request to use the phone at student reception during break or lunch.
How will you make sure my child is nurtured and looked after?
This process starts before your child joins us in September when we assign them a form group. We use information from Primary to help us to allocate a form that we believe will be the best fit for them. The Form Tutor will help your child settle into life at BGS and be a contact between home and school.
How will you help my child settle into BGS when there isn’t a transition day this year?
We’ve worked hard as a team to try to help both our new students, and you their parents and carers, to know what to expect and help you settle quickly when school starts again.
- An updated and constantly evolving transition section on the website
- Videos of the school and key members of staff
- Transition workbook and activities
- A regular update by email which will usually be from Ms Robertson, the Head of Year
- An introduction to Form Tutors (when we are able to have them in school safely)
- An introduction to the House System
- A phone call for every family from a member of staff to say hello (usually Ms Robertson)