At Walsall Academy, lessons begin at 8.30. We advise that you could try and arrive to school for 8.15. As you walk up to the front of the school teachers will be there to greet you and show you where you need to go. First thing you need to do if go to the cloakroom where you drop of your bags and coat. You need to make sure you take all your equipment with you including your folder.
Then you will go to your first lesson. We have a lot of lessons at Walsall Academy for you to enjoy! Sometimes you will be in the same lesson all morning, or sometimes you will have two in different classrooms. This will be on your timetable for you to follow. And there will be teachers and students about to help you if you get a little stuck!
At Walsall Academy we have our breakfast and lunches on a rota system. That means you won't always have your breakfast and lunch at the same time. Breakfast is between 8.30-10.20 and you have 20 minutes for breakfast. Your teacher will let you know when breakfast is, and once breakfast is over your teacher will escort you back to your classroom for the rest of your morning.
After your morning sessions you then go to PT (Personal Tutor). This will be in the same place everyday and this is where you get your afternoon mark. PT is a very important time of the day (11.30-11.50) and your PT is a very important person. Your PT is someone for you to talk about any worries you have. They are there to support you, as well as the members of your PT group!
Then you will go to your afternoon lessons, You may be in the same lesson all afternoon or you may be in different. You will have lunch in between, from 12-2. Your teacher will let you know when lunch is, you have 40 minutes for lunch. You can go on the hard-standing area or play lunchtime football. When lunch is over you teacher will come to the hard-standing area to collect and take you back to lesson.
School finishes at 3.05 for year 7! Your teacher will walk you down to the cloakroom to collect your things. There will be teachers on the gate to say bye to you. Or you could choose to take part in one of our amazing session 3s! We have so many to offer from sports to Art! It would be good for you to have a look at these!