Wednesday, September 7, 2022

Weekly Update : September 5th 2022

Please find information updates for parents and carers.

Open Evening Early Closure

We are holding our Open Evening on Thursday 29th September. 

On this date the secondary phase of the academy will close early at 1:00pm.

Other timings on the day will be adjusted to ensure that students are still able to have lunch in school.

This is our Open Evening for parents and carers of children in Year 6 who will be applying for a secondary school place to commence in September 2022.




Twitter

If you are not doing so already, please follow us on social media as this is the easiest way to get regular information about life here at KBA. 

We also retweet information that we feel will be of interest to parents and carers.

Our Twitter handle is @kbuccleucha

Change To Term Dates

Could all staff please be aware of our term dates for this academic year. These can be found here on our website.

Please be aware that Thursday 20th July is no longer an INSET/Training day.

Seneca

Below is a summary of the information that was shared at the recent Town Hall meeting.

Students are welcome to start using Seneca for their own independent work as soon as they like. We will begin to use Seneca for homework once our homework rota begins.

If you have any questions about Seneca within a particular subject, please contact the class teacher.

If you have a general enquiry about Seneca, please contact sophiedale@kba.uk








Homework

No homework has been set during the first week of the new academic year. This has given all students time to ensure they can use Satchel One and can log on to the different platforms, subjects use. 

Homework tasks will be set from Monday 12th September. All tasks are set on Satchel One and staff will ensure that tasks are set and due, as per our homework timetable. 

Our homework timetable is constructed to ensure students often have a full week to complete tasks and that subjects are spread out over the week.

The tables below set out our homework timetable for core subjects in Year 7 to 11:


All Year 7 students have been given the parent instructions on how to log on to Satchel One.

If students in other year groups require a log in, please ask your child to speak to their tutor. 

Please be aware that we will be setting same day homework detentions for non-completion of homework tasks (without a valid reason).

Parents will be notified via text by 1:00pm if their child has a detention that day. 

Homework detentions take place and at the following times:

Monday
Year 7 to 13 - 3pm to 4pm

Tuesday
Year 7 to 13 - 3.50pm to 4.50pm

Wednesday and Thursday
Year 7 to 10 – 3pm to 4pm
Year 11 to 13 – 3.50pm to 4.50pm

Friday
Year 7 to 13 - 3pm to 4pm

If your child cannot attend a homework detention, please contact our reception team: reception@kba.uk

Students have been made aware that failure to attend a homework detention without a valid reason will result in them being placed into Internal Exclusion the following day. 

If you have any questions regarding a subject homework, please contact your child’s teacher. If you have any concerns about your child completing homework, please contact their tutor.