Sackville’s Transition Calendar 2018
Whilst many Year 6 students and their parents/carers will have visited Sackville and met some staff through our partnerships and work with the local primary schools, we are aware of the need to calendar more formal arrangements to ensure a smooth transition to Secondary School for our students.
Below are some of the transition events scheduled for the coming year.
|Primary School Visits:
Year Leader for Year 7 and the Transition Co-ordinator will go into primary schools to meet the students who are starting at Sackville in September. They will inform students about life at Sackville, field any early questions from students and outline the transition process.
|1 hour||All students transferring to Sackville||21st May – 15th June||Primary School|
Each student and their parents/carers will be issued with an appointment, where they come into Sackville and meet with a senior member of staff. Here we have an opportunity to get to know the student better, and both parents and students have the opportunity to ask any questions in a more private environment.
|Each appointment lasts approximately 15 minutes.||Students and their parents/carers.||18th June – 21st June||Sackville School|
At Sackville we run 3 induction days. Here students have the opportunity to meet their new form group and the new form tutor. Students begin to familiarise themselves with the school site, moving between classrooms with the aid of our Year 9 “Buddies”. Students follow a timetable and have a sample of the lessons, where they’ll meet some of the teachers that may teach them next year.
|3 days||All students transferring to Sackville||4th – 6th July||Sackville School|
|New Parents Evening:
A meeting providing an opportunity for parents/carers to meet the Year Leader for Year 7, Head teacher and Deputy Head Teacher. This is followed by separating into the smaller form groups allowing parents/carers to meet their child’s form tutor and to ask any further questions they may have.
|Approximately 1 hour. Expected time 19.00-20.00.||Parents/carers of the new students||4th July||Sackville School|
An opportunity for parents/carers to attend our individual subject workshops. These are ran by the Heads of the following Departments: Maths, English, Science, ICT, Technology, Languages and an additional workshop on Show My Homework (the platform we use to set homework).
|1 hour||Parents/carers of the new students||During the first half term of Year 7||Sackville School|
|Year 7 Camp:
Our new Year 7s’ are invited to the annual overnight year 7 camp. Here staff and students alike set up tents on the school field, participate in an evening full of activities and enjoy a barbeque before having a hot chocolate and settling down in their tents. A great way to celebrate the first few weeks at Sackville and further cement those new friendships.
|1 night||New Year 7 students||During the first half term of Year 7 – date TBC||Sackville School|
|Year 7 Celebration Assembly:
An extended morning assembly to celebrate the Year 7s’ progress and success throughout their transition from primary and their first term at Sackville.
|9.00 – 9.40||Year 7 students, parents/carers, year 6 teachers and primary heads||December – Final date TBC||Sackville School|