Transition calendar

Sackville’s Transition Calendar 2021

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.

Support

Time

Who?

When?

Location

Primary School Data Collection: – A spreadsheet will be emailed to primary schools in order to collect data on pupils transferring to Sackville. This data collection now also includes details of the vulnerable students. Our SENDCo will make contact with primary school SENDCo by end of April with a view to collate information on SEND students.

 

Yr 6 Staff / SENDCo

March to be returned by 14th May

Primary School

Primary School Data Collection dialogue:  One-to-one calls with Primary Teachers to get further information on each student transferring to Sackville.

 

Primary Teachers and Transition Coordinator

 17th May –

28th May

 Online

Primary School Visit:  An opportunity for students to meet their new Year Leader, Year Team Assistant and Transition Coordinator, who will inform pupils about life at Sackville and outline the transition process.

1 hour

All pupils transferring to Sackville

7th June – 

20th June

Primary School

Group Work Session:  A small group work session with our transition mentor. With the aim of getting to know pupils. Assess feelings around transition.

1 hour

Identified Vulnerable pupils

tbc

Primary School

Welcome Morning:  An opportunity for individuals to have a tour and to meet other students who are coming from schools with only one or two children joining Sackville.

2 hours

Individuals coming from schools on their own

tbc

Sackville School

Transition + Day:  A shortened day at Sackville for around 40 pupils that focuses upon familiarising pupils with the school and its routines, alongside team-building and creativity. Pupils to be escorted by primary school staff.

8.45am –1.00pm

Identified Vulnerable pupils

24th June

Sackville School

New Intake Parents’ Meetings:  Individual meetings for pupils and parents with a senior member of staff. Appointments will be sent to parents by post.

15 mins

4.00pm-6.00pm

All pupils transferring to Sackville and parents

28th June – 1st July

 

Sackville School

Group Work Session:  A small group work session with our learning mentor tailored to meet the group’s needs.

1 hour

Identified Vulnerable pupils

tbc

Primary School

3 Day Induction:  Pupils will sample 3 days at Sackville spending time with their new form and meeting their tutor.

8.30am – 2.30pm

All pupils transferring to Sackville

14th– 16th July

Sackville School

New Parents Evening:  An Online Welcome presentation to be sent out to all new parents.

Online

Parents of transferring pupils

15th July

Sackville School

Group Work Session:  A small group work session with our transition mentor tailored to meet the group’s needs.

1 hour

Identified Vulnerable pupils

tbc

Primary School

Year 7 Celebration Assembly:  An extended morning assembly to celebrate the year 7s progress and success throughout their transition from primary and first term at Sackville.

8.30am – 9.30pm

Year 7 students, parents and Year 6 primary teachers/

heads

tbc

Sackville School