Transition – Moving from Primary to Secondary
We work very closely with our partner primary schools and regularly share information and ideas as we see transition as an important process in a child’s educational career. It is not only about the move from Junior school to Secondary school but the whole of a student’s time in education.
We want to establish a partnership with you and your child that will remain strong and effective for the five year journey that follows. The details of how this journey begins and the contact we have with you and your child before September are outlined below.
Gathering Information from the Primary Schools
Members of the Senior Leadership Team and the SENCo will visit and/or contact your child’s school to gather information about your child and discuss his/her progress, strengths, needs and background.
Hasland Hall Welcomes Y6 Pupils – Induction Day
All of our September Year 7 pupils spend the day with us, early in July, to experience being part of Hasland Hall, to begin to get to know their tutor and pupils in their class and to familiarise themselves with the layout of our site. The Headteachers of all of the children’s schools will have been contacted so that they are aware of the arrangements for the day.
The children will attend Induction Day in the clothes which they would normally wear to school.
Lunch is provided in the Dining Room, with payment made at the primary school. Where a child is eligible for a free school meal, they will receive one. Alternatively, children can bring a packed lunch.
Hasland Hall Welcomes Y6 Parents – Induction Evening
On the evening of Induction Day a meeting is held in the Dining Room for all of the parents of our new Year 7 pupils. The evening provides an opportunity for parents to be given further information, to order uniform and to meet their child’s Form Tutor and some of the staff at school.
Learning in Year 6 and Year 7
During June and July, teachers from Hasland Hall will be liaising with primary colleagues to develop transition work. One aspect of this is that all Year 6 pupils receive an English exercise book, complete a piece of writing and begin a text that they will be exploring in September. The writing provides an opportunity for our English Department to see the writing and presentation skills each pupil has so that they can build on this in the first term.
A new Community Choir, meeting every Tuesday from 7.00pm to 8.30pm at the school, is soon to be launched. The aim is to bring together people from the community who would like to share the enjoyment of singing together.
The first gathering will take place on Tuesday 28 November in the Music block. If you are interested in finding out more, please contact the school on 01246 273985 or by email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Carol Concert will take place on Monday 18 December at Hasland Methodist Church, commencing at 7.00pm. Tickets are available from the school.
Monday 20 November
Year 11 Trial Exams start
Monday 11 December
Year 8 Reports to Students
Monday 18 December
Tuesday 19 December
Last Day of Term
Tuesday 2 January
Teacher Training Day
Wednesday 3 January
Students Return to School- Term 3
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