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.
We are currently advertising for the following posts:
The recruitment packs are available to view on Derbyshire County Council’s website.
We would like to invite parents of all children currently in Year 5 and Year 6 to attend our Open Evening on Wednesday 27 September between 6pm and 8pm. Choosing a secondary school for your son/daughter is an important decision and this evening should provide the information you will need.
During the evening there will be an opportunity to look round Hasland Hall, to meet staff in the different teaching areas and to listen to a short presentation from the Headteacher.
Wednesday 27 September
Monday 9 October
Year 7 Parent / Tutor Evening
Thursday 19 October
Last Day of Term
Friday 20 October
Teacher Training Day – School Closed to Students
Monday 30 October
Students Return to School
Thursday 2 November
Post 16 Information Evening
Tuesday 14 November
Year 11 Leavers’ Presentation Evening
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