Year 6 into 7 Transition
Welcome to the Tile Cross Academy transition page for all Year 6 pupils and their parents/carers joining us in September 2022.
This page aims to provide you with as much information as we can to fully prepare you and your child for the transition to secondary school.
Transition to Secondary
The following documents will help you and your child with the transition to Secondary School.
The links below will help you navigate to relevant sections of our website:
Use this link to see our uniform requirements and where to buy it.
Click this link for guidance and a link to the application
Use this link for information about our SEND department and policies
Use this link for information as to bus routes to and from our Academy.
The school needs notifying if your child is going to be absent from school for any reason on 0121 5666400
(subject to change from September)
Praise and PDFL
At TCA we pride ourselves on our caring nature. We have a strong PDfL system running alongside our Character Programme.
Pupils can gain VIPs in lessons for excellent academic work and excellent attitude to learning. There are also 5 Rs available every lesson for any pupil who fulfils the requirements.
Ready - being ready to learn with correct equipment
Responsible - behaving responsibly in lessons
Respect - showing respect to others in lessons
Reflective - putting into practice what you have learnt
Resilient - persevering and trying hard
We also have a Character Around School System where pupils can collect praise points for doing the right thing and being helpful.
Praise points lead to entries into prize draws and rewards.
A D1 is given to a child for :- missing equipment, punctuality to lessons, transitions around school, failure to complete work in lessons and failure to comply with reasonable requests.
Should any pupil not meet our expectations in lessons then an initial reminder is given to get them back on task, we will remind them again followed by a warning of a sanction if the behaviour continues. A sanction issued would result in a D2 which leads to a 30 minute detention if poor behaviour continues a buddy conversation occurs. If poor choices continue a child will be good neighboured to another member of staff D3. As a school our last port of call when every opportunity to support has been offered is suspension.
We run a wide ranging extra-curriuclar programme. The current plan can be found by clicking here. Activities range from sports clubs to Maths, Science and Cadets. At the start of term in September you will be sent a link to a form whereby you can sign your child up to any after school activity. Clubs currently run from 3pm to 4pm. Sports club attendees will need their PE kit.
Your child will be placed in one of our houses, this will be their house group for school competitions.
Central House is named after one of the first schools located on our site - Central Grammar School.
Your son/daughter will have a red trimmed tie and wil need a red TCA PE polo shirt.
International House is named after the predecessor of Tile Cross Academy - The International School.
Your son/daughter will have a blue trimmed tie and wil need a blue TCA PE polo shirt.
Kenrick House is named after one of the first schools located on our site - Byng Kenrick Girls' Grammar School, then Byng Kenrick Central
Your son/daughter will have a purple trimmed tie and wil need a purple TCA PE polo shirt.
Martineau House is named after one of the first schools located on our site - Sir Wilfred Martineau School.
Your son/daughter will have a green trimmed tie and wil need a green TCA PE polo shirt.