Information for Students
Welcome to the Denny family
I am delighted to welcome you to our special learning community.
My name is Ms Wickson and I am the Assistant Headteacher with responsibility for the Learning and Teaching at Denmark Road.
We understand that the transition from primary to secondary school is an exciting and significant milestone in the life of your child and Year 7 is just the beginning.
The Denny family will be here to support you and your child with the things they can do, want to be able to do or cannot do yet but will soon be able to do.
Your child will be expected to manage a variety of new experiences and challenges - many of which demand skills and abilities that they have not had to use before.
To support your child so that they can fulfil their dreams and aspirations we have created our own Leaders of Learning Programme.
The programme is designed to empower your child to understand how best to learn, so that they can become an active and effective learner - not just in the classroom, but when making decisions and learning from experiences in every aspect of life. This programme will grow as they continue their journey with us at Denmark Road.
Denmark Road is a family: we offer our Leaders of Learning Programme to all. As parents and carers, there will be opportunities for you to attend information workshops, tutor days and excellence evenings - so you have the opportunity to not only hear about this innovative and exciting programme to support your child, but also to have the opportunity to reflect on your own cognitive learning strategies.
We do this because we want our students to have a lifelong love of learning so they can be the leaders of their own futures ~ #denmarkroad365.
In this booklet, you will see a number of frequently asked questions parents normally have during transition. Click on the links to see and hear the answers. There may be questions we have not answered. If this is the case, please email email@example.com and one of our Denny family will be in touch.
I look forward to meeting you all at the earliest opportunity and getting to know you during your child’s #denmarkroad365 journey.
Students join us from a wide range of primary schools across the South West as well as our local communities of Gloucester and Cheltenham.
Therefore our #newtodenny Transition Programme is very important to us.
Our transition aim is to ensure that every student feels happy, confident and supported during what can be a challenging time. Over the next few months and into the new academic year, there are many opportunities for you both to ease any concerns you may have.
Our Transition Programme was a little different in 2020/2021; however we normally have a meeting for parents at the end of June and then welcome our future Year 7s in July on our Taster Day. We aim to ensure that students, parents and carers have all the information required ready for the new academic year.
Via our website, you will also be introduced to different staff who are a key part of our Denny family and you and your child’s Denmark Road journey. This will enable you to see the friendly faces that your child can look out for when they arrive through our school gates. You will also be able to see a virtual tour of our school, which will help you to familiarise yourself with our buildings and classrooms.
In advance of Taster Day, your child will be allocated a tutor group and one of our 5 Denny Houses: Barwell, Bearland, Hartland, Kyneburga or Mynd. The house system was introduced in 1923 to support girls to realise their membership of a community and to give opportunities for responsibility and leadership to senior students. Our House system works the same today, as we empower students to be leaders of their learning and of their futures.
You will see a number of frequently asked questions. Click on the links to see and hear the answers. There may be questions not included and if this is the case, please email firstname.lastname@example.org and one of our Denny family will be in touch.
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