Ready for The National Academy?

Congratulations on gaining a place at The National Church of England Academy. We look forward to meeting you in September to begin your secondary education.

Below are some resources and activities that you can complete over the summer to prepare you for your transition to our academy.

Complete the activities in the welcome booklet to help you to get ready for your first day at The National Church of England Academy:

Welcome booklet

Use our website to find the answers to this quiz and expand your knowledge about the academy:

Website wander

Take a look at this student-friendly academy map to familiarise yourself with the layout of the academy:

Academy map

Read our social story about returning to school – it is designed to help students get ready for students either starting at the academy or returning, and helps them to understand the changes that are in and around the site.

Social Story – Returning to the Academy

Find out more about life at The National Church of England Academy in this presentation:

Buddy presentation

Read this PowerPoint presentation and complete the activity booklet:

PowerPoint presentation

Academic transition activity booklet

Try and complete these fun maths activities to help you to get ready for your first year 7 maths class:

Maths activities

Use this action plan to help with your wellbeing:

The Charlie Waller Memorial Trust wellbeing action booklet

We look forward to welcoming you to the academy in September!

Transition videos

Virtual tour

Mrs Soltysik gives you a guided tour of the National campus, outlining the key areas for study, support, enrichment and socialising.

Transition videos

Maths, science and expectations

This video will tell you a bit about your transition to The National Church of England Academy, including an introduction to the maths and science faculty, as well as what is expected of you at the academy.

Science and progress

This video from Mrs Harrison introduces the science department, and how students’ progress is tracked and improved during their time at National.

Marking and feedback

This video explains how your work will be marked at The National Church of England Academy, and how you will receive feedback about your progress.

Our social sciences faculty

In this video, Mrs Halfpenny introduces you to the social sciences faculty.

Our ADT faculty

In this video, Mr Parker introduces you to the ADT faculty.

Arch value – charity

In this video, Mr Beaver, head of Worcester House talks about the arch value of charity.

Arch value – respect

In this video, Ms Craven, head of Lincoln House talks about the arch value of respect.

Arch value – humility

In this video, Mr Gilham, head of York House talks about the arch value of humility.

Arch value – achievement

In this video, Mrs Hopkin, head of Chester House talks about the arch value of achievement.

Enrichment

This video explains the enrichment opportunities at The National Church of England Academy, including sport, music and drama.

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