13 November, 2021
Ormiston Sandwell Community Academy (OSCA) hosted a catch-up coffee session to help form meaningful links with their Year 7’s parents and carers.
The event, which was known as ‘OCOSTA’ was an informal drop-in session for parents and carers to talk to staff over a cup of tea or coffee and a biscuit. This provided a positive way for the students’ families to hear about how they are settling into school life at OSCA.
Staff were on hand from each House group along with our Year 11 prefects, who were excellent student ambassadors, demonstrating how students bloom at OSCA.
The event started with a welcome from the school’s principal Faye Cutler, and parents and carers were then offered the chance to talk to the heads of house, the principal, tutors and finance.
Tours of the school were available, along with booking slots for a future meeting with the school’s Special Educational Needs (SEN) Department for parents and carers who wanted more time to ask any questions or share advice.
The event was a great success, and it was lovely to see so many parents and carers and hear their positive and lovely comments about how their children are enjoying being a part of the OSCA family.
Principal Faye Cutler, said: “It was wonderful to meet so many of our Year 7’s parents and carers. We know it is important for the success of our students that we create these strong links with their families and the community around our Academy.
“Forming these connections
, allows us to keep an open dialogue with parents and carers to ensure each child is happy and thriving at Ormiston Sandwell.”