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 Tuesday 3 July
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.
Wednesday 16 January
(Surnames A – I)
Thursday 17 January
(Surnames J – Z)
Year 11 Parents’ Evening provides parents with a valuable opportunity to speak to teachers about their son/daughter’s progress. We would, therefore, ask that all parents attend. Students will be booking appointment times for their parents between 4.15pm and 7pm. If for particular reasons you are unable to attend, please contact the school to arrange an alternative time.
We would like to invite parents of all Year 9 students to come into school on Wednesday 23 January at 7pm to attend the GCSE Guided Choices Evening. The evening provides an opportunity for you to find out more about the Key Stage 4 Curriculum and the subjects that are part of it. Subject teachers and the Careers Advisers will be attending to answer your questions and offer advice. We look forward to seeing you.
The Community Craft Club meets every Thursday from 6.00pm in the School dining room. The aim is to bring together people from the community who would like to share the enjoyment of crafting. They are currently undertaking a variety of craft projects which will lead to a sale for charity.
If you are interested in finding out more, please contact Bev Kershaw on 01246 273985 or by email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thursday 17 January
Y11 Parents’ Evening
Surnames J – Z
Wednesday 23 January
Y9 GCSE Guided Choices Evening
Tuesday 5 February
Y9 Parents’ Evening
Thursday 14 February
End of Term
Friday 15 February
Monday 25 February
Students return to School
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