Year 7

Mrs S Macdonald
Head of Year 8
Teacher of Business & Enterprise

Mrs N Taylor
Assistant Head of Year 8
Teacher of Humanities

Mrs Z Innes
Head of Art & Design

Mrs K King
Shared 2 i/c Business & Enterprise

Mrs R Bates
Cover Supervisor

Mr N Brown
Head of MFL

Mrs C Smith
Head of Drama

Miss A Dooley
Head of PE

Mrs N Ali
Teacher of Business & Enterprise

Welcome to Year 7

Dear Parent/Carer

I am delighted to welcome you and your child to Lincoln Castle Academy, whether you have children here already or you are new to Lincoln Castle Academy, I hope that your child’s/children’s time here is really successful.

As the Head of Year, I am aware that the transition from primary to secondary is a huge change for parents and students alike. Therefore, I believe that it is crucial that we all work together to ensure that the move is a smooth and enjoyable experience for all.

Since meeting the Year 7’s on their transition days, I just wanted to say that so far I have been very impressed their positive attitude and engagement. It was great to see students already settling into their forms and making new friendships along the way.

I am a big believer in encouraging independence in children and ensuring that we develop young people not just from a successful academic point but that we develop the whole child to be socially responsible citizens. To ensure consistency, the Year 7 Tutor team work succinctly in order to support students socially, morally and academically. They will be your point of contact should you have any queries or concerns. Plus, they will contact you as parents/carers if necessary to discuss your child’s/children’s progress.

At Lincoln Castle Academy, we strive for every student to have attendance above 97%. Attendance below 90% is categorised as persistently absent and severely harms their chances of success. Being late 10 minutes every morning, for a whole month equates to over 3 hours of learning being missed. Please can I take this opportunity to stress the importance of good attendance and to remind you that where possible medical and dental appointments should be made for outside of school hours and that students should be encouraged to come into school unless they are seriously unwell.

Starting Year 7 is an opportunity for children to be inspired and to begin to carve their own path that they wish to take. To enable all to succeed we believe working with you on a regular basis will help shape and support them every step of the way.

Mrs S Macdonald
Head of Year 7


Click 2020-2021 Yr 7 for the Curriculum Guide