Sackville’s Transition Calendar 2020
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||tbc||Primary School|
|Admissions Meetings: 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. A telephone appointment can be offered if self isolating. 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.||3rd June – 11th June||Sackville School|
|Yr 6 Induction Days: In order to limit the number of students in school and maintain government regulations on social distancing, this will be different from previous years. Students will now attend one transition session on one of the above days. You will be informed of the date that your child will attend her/his transition session once we have allocated students to tutor groups. This will be completed after the information gathering process from transition interviews and discussions with our primary colleagues.||1 of 3 days||All students transferring to Sackville||8th, 9th or 10th 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. Starts at 17.30.||Parents/carers of the new students||Cancelled||Sackville School|
|Subject Workshops: 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 term of Year 7||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|