Schools Doncaster

School Open Days

 

 


MONDAY 9 NOVEMBER 2020 – FROM 4PM

We warmly invite you to our Chapter House and King’s Magna Open Evening, for children from 3 months old to Year 9.

This virtual event will provide an opportunity to learn more about our Excellent rated (ISI) preparatory and middle schools and meet with staff and students.

We look forward to sharing our approach to education with you and discussing how we can support your child’s aspirations; through the quality of teaching delivered, extensive extra-curricular opportunities offered, and strong pastoral care provided to students here at QE. 

If you would like to book onto the open evening and/ or book a private socially distanced tour of the school, please register your interest HERE.

Join us on 10th October 2020 – for our Virtual Whole School Open Day!

Whole School Open Day

Saturday 10th October 2020

From 9.00 am – 12.00 pm

We warmly invite you to our Whole School Open Morning, for Kindergarten places through to Year 13.

This Open Day – held online – will start with a talk by our Principal, Mr Jeff Smith, followed by the opportunity to talk to our Heads of School, key subject and support staff, and current students and parents in the relevant school for your family.

We look forward to sharing our approach to education with you and discussing how we can support your child’s aspirations; through the quality of teaching delivered, extensive extra-curricular opportunities offered, and strong pastoral care provided to students here at Queen Ethelburga’s Collegiate.

To book your place, visit our website to fill in the short registration form with your preferences for the day HERE.

We are hoping to also be able to welcome those families who wish to see our wonderful campus in person and will update those registered on the arrangements for this nearer the time, to ensure we are adhering to the latest UK Government guidance.

Hill House School Open Day

Our next Open Event takes place on Saturday 26th September 2020 – 10am to 3pm.

Appointment only.

Contact 01302 776300

School Open Days: Eight things to look for

Many Schools have open days. An open day is a chance to get a feel for the school, inspect the facilities and chat with pupils and staff. It is useful to visit more than one school, even if you think you have your heart set on one in particular, so that you can compare and contrast.

As a mum with children now in year 3 and 1 i’d say it’s crucial to understand exactly where you are sending your little one and have a plan of how to approach open days and choosing a school.

I found a handy guide on what to look out for!

  1. Quiz the hand-picked pupils who show you around
  2. Ask to go to the toilet – especially the ones that pupils use
  3. Bring your child to the open evening/day – gauge their reaction on whether this is an environment in which they’ll thrive.
  4. Listen to the head teacher’s speech. Leadership is everything in a school…if it is a good head, everything flows from their leadership.
  5. Ask tough questions. What strategies are in place to ensure the children learn and achieve well, what are their intervention strategies. Be specific.
  6. Take a good look at the teachers. Good leadership might be key, but it is the teachers who will have the most day to day impact on your child. Staff should look like a corporate body, welcoming and keen to talk about the school.
  7. Visit the school again – at home time. Going back when the pupils are leaving to go home gives you a good sense of the school as you can see the beahaviour of children.
  8. Write the deadline date on your calendar.

See the full article here