Year 7 Transition
From the Headteacher, Barry Doherty
We are really looking forward to your children joining us in September and we do not wish to wait until then to help them feel settled and confident about that transition. This page sets out some of the ways that we hope to get to know one another in the weeks and months between now and the start of the autumn term, as well as providing some valuable resources.
Induction Activities – May to July 2021
Behind the scenes, we are already carrying out visits to primary schools and your children may already have seen or met Mrs Faulkner (Head of Year) and Mrs O’Brien (Assistant Head of Year). It is possible that they have also met, or will meet, Mrs Smart (SENDCo) or Mrs Saxby (Assistant SENDCo).
Taster Lessons – see below
This page includes a welcome video from Mrs Faulkner. Beneath that video you will see a growing range of taster lessons that we have devised with your primary school to complete over the summer term. The taster lessons will help students get used to the wide range of subjects that they will encounter when they start in September. In addition, it is also our way of introducing the importance of our school values: courage, creativity, compassion and curiosity.
Our values. Our house system
As I am sure you are aware, your children will be placed into one of four houses: Windrush, Glyme, Stour and Evenlode (named after local rivers that converge in Chipping Norton). Each house is attached to a local charity, but also to one of the four values.
Summer School 2021
To help all of our future Year 7 students feel more at home when they join us, we have put together a collection of taster lessons. We know that moving up to secondary school can be a big step and hope that by participating in this project you will feel like you have met our teachers before they become familiar faces. We hope you enjoy this introduction to our way of teaching and have fun completing some of the challenges that we have set. To find out more, please click on our introductory video.
Taster lessons (more to come very soon)
Religious Education Transition with Mr Dye
For this lesson you will need a pen, coloured paper, scissors, glue, colouring pencils, a ruler and a steady hand. Please send your completed challenges to [email protected]