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    2020 - 2021 Transition - Moving to Levenmouth

    This is a page to support transitions from our Cluster Primary Schools into Levenmouth Academy - a smooth start means that the important business of Learning and Teaching can continue.   Welcome

     Mr Ross - Headteacher

     

     

    Mr Maginnis - Depute Headteacher

     

    As we continue on our journey to becoming a digital school, we have created videos of almost all areas of the school to help our young people and families to become familiar with our campus.  You are welcome to watch these below, and we hope that it gives you an insight into the building that you will soon call 'your school'.

    A Wing  -Pupil Support, Enhanced Support, English & Social Subjects

       

     

    B Wing - Drama, Music & Art

      

     

    C Wing - DET, Biology, Chemistry, Physics

     

    D Wing - Home Economics, Modern Languages, Business, Computing & Maths

      

     

    We have a strong transition programme, but as an ambitious and improving school, we are keen to build on this.  Arrangements are already well underway for enhanced transition, and we have already spent a great deal of time working hard to ensure your young people get the best possible transition experience.

    This page outlines the universal transition arrangements which all pupils will receive.  We have a robust programme of enhanced transition which has been reviewed for 2020 - 2021 - including three specific enhanced transition days.  Information available by contacting us at Levenmouth Academy.

    DHT (Transition) - Mr Forbes Maginnis

    Follow us on twitter @LevenmouthAc

    Along with the majority of schools, we use our Official Twitter Feed (www.twitter.com/LevenmouthAc) to share information.  Being a very large organisation, sending letters home can cost in excess of £1,500 for just one page, so we use contemporary, digital methods.  We would ask all parents/carers/guardians/families and young people to follow us on twitter from P5 onwards, so you can see what is happening at our school.

    The app is FREE to download.  You only need to download it once.  Once downloaded and signed in (which you also need to only do once), just search @LevenmouthAc and press FOLLOW.  It is as simple as this.  Our twitter feed shares pupil successes, learning experiences and aims to connect with our community.  We regularly have in excess of 20,000 engagements every day.  Over 20 members of staff regularly contribute and is a great way to see, in real time, what is happening at Levenmouth Academy.

    Last year's programme is outlined below - please visit us again soon for this year's update 

    September 2019 Levenmouth Academy Roadshows

     Headteacher, Depute Headteacher (Transitions) and a group of pupil leaders will visit our associate primary schools to present on our school vision, values and aims. 

    This session will provide an insight into what our school offers future generations of learners, and provides the chance for parents and pupils from P1-P7 to meet with key staff and have the chance to have conversations regarding education in the Levenmouth Cluster

    Levenmouth Academy Roadshow

    Date

    Time

    Kennoway Primary School

    2nd September

    18.30

    Parkhill Primary School

    3rd September

    18.30

    Denbeath Primary School

    4th September

    18.30

    Methilhill Primary School

    5th September

    18.30

    Aberhill Primary School

    10th September

    18.00

    Buckhaven Primary School

    11th September

    18.00

    East Wemyss Primary School

    12th September

    18.00

    Mountfleurie Primary School

    16th September

    18.00

    Balcurvie Primary School

    17th September

    18.00

    Coaltown of Wemyss Primary School

    18th September

    18.00

    September 2019 Welcome to Levenmouth Event

    Following on from our Roadshow Event, we will then take the opportunity to host all Senior Phase primary school pupils from P4-P7 at Levenmouth Academy.  This will take place over two evenings, consisting of a brief introduction and welcome presentation from members of staff, followed by a tour of our learning campus.  Following our primary-school-specific evenings, this will provide an opportunity for people to come together from across the cluster, to experience our campus. 

    Welcome to Levenmouth Event

    Date

    Time

    Kennoway Primary School

    25th September

     

    18.00 – 20.00

     

    Parkhill Primary School

    Denbeath Primary School

    Coaltown of Wemyss Primary school

    Methilhill Primary School

    Aberhill Primary School

    26th September

    18.00 – 20.00

     

    Buckhaven Primary School

    East Wemyss Primary School

    Mountfleurie Primary School

    Balcurvie Primary School

     

    December 2019 PTs Pupil Support visit to Cluster Primary Schools

    Each member of the PT Pupil Support (House Team) are allocated to an associated primary school.  The PT Pupil Support will visit their primary school and provide a Personal and Social Education (PSE) lesson around transitions and being prepared for the move to secondary school.  This will focus on the role of the PT Support, the pastoral care and nurturing approach that is provided to help young people achieve their personal best.  A Q+A session will also provide the chance for discussion around ‘common worries’ regarding transition. 

    February 2020 Transition Tour Introducing our pupils and Levenmouth Academy

    Following feedback from primary school pupils and staff, we will continue the ‘transition tour’ arrangement that has been in place since 2016.  This is the DHT (Transitions) and a group of Junior Leadership Team pupils visiting every primary school to provide a pupil-led presentation and pupil-led and managed Q+A session. 

    March 2020 Additional primary specific open evenings to  Levenmouth Academy

    We trialled additional primary specific open evenings in session 2018/2019. 

    Almost all feedback rated these as very good or excellent, we will continue to offer these in session 2019/2020.

     

    Additional Primary Specific Transition Evenings – Tour and Q+A

    Date

    Time

    Kennoway Primary School

    2nd March

    17.30

    Parkhill Primary School

    2nd March

    18.30

    Denbeath Primary School

    2nd March

    19.30

    Methilhill Primary School

    4th March

    17.30

    Aberhill Primary School

    4th March

    18.30

    Buckhaven Primary School

    4th March

    19.30

    East Wemyss Primary School

    9th March

    17.30

    Mountfleurie Primary School

    9th March

    17.30

    Balcurvie Primary School

    9th March

    18.30

    Coaltown of Wemyss Primary School

    9th March

    18.30

    April 2020 1:1 visits for young people and families

    Following on from the Transition Tour, all Primary Classes will be given the opportunity to come to Levenmouth Academy for informal evenings to meet with the DHT (Transition), and receive informal tours of our state-of-the-art learning campus.  Young people and their families can request a tour, either 1:1 or as a group, by visiting our homepage and clicking the CONTACT US button.  

     


    Should you wish any additional detail at this stage, please contact us