George Pindar School @georgepindarsch#TeamMFL are delighted to recognise this half term's 'Language Superstars' who’ve been awarded a bronze certificate for their work over the last 5 weeks. Check your emails for the certificate! Who’s going for gold? Nous sommes très fières de vous! Wir sind sehr stolz auf euch! https://t.co/Od8z0zqiAL1 week ago
Each of the following sections are key elements to the transition process. We are having to do them differently this year due to the unprecedented times we are experiencing. However, we will plan to make sure your start here in September includes some fun and exciting activities.
School visits and student booklet
We normally visit every student in their primary school so they can meet Miss Petts (Head of Year 7) and provide key information, then arrange transition visits where Year 6 pupils come to George Pindar School for two days to meet their new tutors, get to know the school buildings and experience typical Year 7 lessons. If schools reopen before the summer break, we will still try to visit each primary school so we can get to know your children and distribute their booklets. However, in case we can’t, you will receive a paper copy of the student booklet in the post. At this point in time, transition visits are unlikely to take place due to social distancing measures; however this video from Miss Petts should also help answer any questions you have and allow you to have a virtual tour of the site here at George Pindar School.
Form groups and setting
During your first week here at George Pindar School we expect that most activities will be completed within form groups to ensure strong relationships are created. We will also work with Year 6 teachers to identify who may need extra support and Ms Tunnard will ensure the relevant support is in place for when pupils start with us in September. We also appreciate that parents may be concerned due to the lack of Year 6 data this year. Again, we will work with Year 6 teachers and complete our own in-school assessments in September (as usual) to ensure we have an accurate indication of your child’s ability.
In order to ensure a reassuring transition process, we give each child the opportunity to choose who they would like to be in a form group with. During conversations with primaries this information will be collated and we will do our utmostto make sure this happens.