Important Information for Parents, Carers and Students Transitioning in September 2020
On-Line Consent and Data Collection Forms
A message from Rachel Kitley, Principal
We are delighted that we have been able to offer your child a place at Cowes Enterprise College and we are looking forward to welcoming your child into our community in September.
Cowes Enterprise College is now established as the leading secondary school on the Isle of Wight and this year was yet again significantly oversubscribed. For September 2020 we now have both a lengthy waiting list and a large number of admission appeal meetings being organised, so congratulations on gaining your place and we are very pleased your child is among those joining us.
We pride ourselves on our supportive transition work at Cowes Enterprise College and I want to assure you that although this year’s process will undoubtedly need to look different across the coming months, because of coronavirus, it will be no less strong because of the current situation. We will be supporting you and your child throughout the next few months so that they will join us in the next academic year feeling confident, ready and excited about beginning secondary school.
We are currently exploring new approaches to transition and ensuring that this work is our absolute priority at the academy. While our normal transition events will be unable to take place, we will replicate them and plan to use videos and digital information to introduce key members of staff and share important messages and information. We are also intending to deliver experiences of learning at CEC virtually, to replace, should we need to, our July transition day and also will hold a ‘virtual’ transition evening if this, again, will be necessary this year.
We will also be able to respond to your individual questions and get in touch personally where needed to ensure that the transition approaches are still bespoke. To this aim, I am delighted to launch our new transition email account today which is [email protected] . Please know that we will be taking the lead in getting in touch with you across every step of the transition way. However, the personal approach is very important to us and this account will, in addition, enable you to ask any questions or contact us should this be helpful.
Next term we will be sending out a pack to you containing information, advice and support. We also intend to set up a transition project for your children to complete at home to support their secondary preparation. We would therefore be grateful if you could provide us with any changes to your home address or contact details by emailing our SIMs and Data Manager, Kate Evans, on [email protected]. Should you need any further information or have any other concerns at this time, in addition to our dedicated transition email address, you can also contact the main office on 01983 203167.
While I write to you under very different circumstances than we had anticipated, I assure you that here at Cowes Enterprise College supporting the transition of your child remains of the upmost importance and I personally very much look forward to meeting you all when possible.
Rachel Kitley, Principal
Cowes Enterprise College