Supporting your child

Whilst starting at Wixams Academy will be very exciting, we do recognise that moving to any new school can be daunting for students. This is why our strong pastoral support will be in place from day one.

Personalised Tutoring

Our experienced team of personal tutors are on hand for students and families, supporting and assisting in all personal and educational matters.

Learning Support Team and SENDco

We are committed to ensuring that every child achieves extraordinary things. We carefully monitor the progress of every student providing extra support to all those who need it. Our experienced Special Educational Needs Co-ordinator (SENCO) and team work closely with families to ensure all specific needs are met in the best possible way.

Behaviour and Discipline

The high expectations set at Wixams Academy extend to the behaviour of our students. Our goal is for students to graduate from the school as active and mindful members of society, with high levels of self-awareness and control.

Students will feel safe and happy in our calm and supportive environment and behave responsibly given an inspirational learning experience and within a culture of strong relationships, rewards and clear boundaries.

In rare instances where this is not the case, individual children will be skilfully and carefully supported, whilst maintaining the calm learning environment for others.

Transition

At Wixams Academy, we want all of our students to feel welcome and confident about moving to secondary school.

Working closely with our middle and primary school partners, we gain a detailed understanding of the needs
of all who join us, to ensure a smooth transition.

Our comprehensive transition programme helps students joining us in year 7 to quickly settle into their new school.

Transition events include:
  • ‘The Wixams Challenge’ where Year 6 students complete a variety of interactive tasks to give them a flavour of life at Wixams Academy
  • Open Evenings and Open mornings to see the Academy in action
  • Transfer Days in July
  • Extended transfer periods for students requiring more familiarisation with the Academy

Behaviour and discipline

The high expectations set by Wixams Academy extend to the behaviour of our pupils. Our aim is for pupils to graduate from the school as active and aware members of society, with high standards of self awareness and control.

Pupils will feel safe and happy in our calm and supportive environment. They will behave responsibly given an inspirational learning experience and within a culture of strong relationships, rewards and clear boundaries.

In rare instances where this is not the case, individual children will be skilfully and carefully supported, whilst maintaining the calm learning environment for others.