YEAR 6 – 7 TRANSITION INFORMATION
Welcome to all Year 6 pupils and their parents/carers.
The transition from Primary to Secondary School can be an exciting but unsettling time for both pupils and their families. It is our aim that your child will experience a smooth and enjoyable transition. To enable this to happen we have put together a programme giving you all the key dates in this process. Please use the website to answer some of the questions you may have.
We are looking forward to meeting with you and supporting you throughout your time at Teign School.
Students should be mannerly at all times. They should be punctual to lessons and not talk when the teacher is talking.
Students should walk in and out of the assembly venue in silence with their tutor group and form tutor.
Remember to dismount at the gate. Bikes must be walked to the cycle racks and locked up. Bikes, scooters or mopeds are NOT to be ridden in school.
Movement around the School
Students should walk quietly between lessons, keeping to the left hand side of corridors and stairs.
Each Year group has their own base with sandwich rooms to eat in, quiet rooms to study in and general social rooms to spend time with friends.
Students should take care of their belongings and not bring expensive items into school
Students should use break or lunchtime to use the toilet – not request to leave lessons.
Students should try to get involved as much as they in the life of the school by joining clubs and taking on responsibility
How much homework is there in Year 7?
Homework should take between 30 minutes and an hour per subject. Students will be set homework on a weekly basis per core subject.
I am interested to know how you are preparing for the change in GCSEs?
Subjects are structuring their courses differently as a result of the linear examination system.
Do you stream Year 7?
There is no streaming at Teign School, although some subjects such as Mathematics do set their students, following a settling in period..
Do you offer ParentPay for school uniform?
At this moment we use Price and Buckland as our uniform suppliers. As this company is external to Teign School there will be no Parent Pay option.
What will my classes be like and will I be with my friends?
Primary schools send plenty of information to help students settle quickly at Teign. Some of this information is about ‘groupings’ and ‘who works well with whom’. We do try and allocate tutor and teaching groups to include friendship requests, as long as this is productive in lessons.
How do you cover the three Sciences in Year 7?
All three Sciences are taught across Year 7, as one subject, although students could have more than one teacher.
I’d be interested to know why you have a two weekly timetable as opposed to a weekly.
The two week timetable gave the school the flexibility of changing to a five period day. The benefits of the five period day are; less change over between lesson time and one afternoon lesson, which is more productive.
Can a younger sibling wear the ‘older’ style rugby shirt handed down from his brother?
Unfortunately no, if the uniform is the old style.
Do you get a map when you start?
Yes, please see below. There is also a map on our website
How easy is to navigate places?
During the June induction days pupils are set an orienteering task, which involves pupils navigating their way around the school answering questions which are posted on each of our teaching blocks. As well as being great fun, this is an informative way of pupils finding their way around the school site.
Primary Transition 2017
Request for student information from the Primary School
I enclose a New Student Data sheet, which should be returned to Lyn Monaghan, Student Assessment Services, by Monday 22 May, via your son/daughter’s primary school. This is confidential and will inform discussions in the local primary schools.
Welcome Induction Meeting
We should like to invite all prospective students and parents/carers to this evening which is held in the Templer Theatre at Teign School. This meeting will provide general information about the school, transition process and pastoral arrangements. Senior staff will be available to answer questions which may arise. There will be a display of school uniform and sports clothing and the online ordering system for uniform will be outlined.
Due to the seating capacity of the theatre we have allocated two meetings:
Rydon and St Michaels’ students – 5.00pm
Chudleigh, smaller school and ‘out of catchment’ pupils – 6.15pm
If these timings cause a particular problem, please contact the school to make alternative arrangements.
Visits to Primary School week commencing 22 May
This is an opportunity to speak to senior staff from Teign school for an informal question and answer session. We will be visiting Rydon, Chuleigh, St Michaels and Dunsford Primary Schools. Other ‘Valley’ schools should please attend the Dunsford meeting and for out of catchment schools, please speak to us after the welcome meeting to see if you can join one of the sessions below.
|Monday 22 May||3.30pm - 4.30pm||St Michael's|
|Tuesday 23 May||3.3.0 - 4.40pm||Chudleigh|
|Wednesday 24 May||3.30pm - 4.30pm||Rydon|
|Thursday 25 May||2.30pm - 3.15pm||Christow|
|3.30pm - 4.30pm||Dunsford|
Year 6 Induction Week
Monday 26 June to Friday 30 June 9.45am – 2.45pm
All pupils are invited to experience a day of lessons at Teign School
Parents are asked to make their own travel arrangements to and from Teign School, in conjunction with their child’s primary school. Children should arrive at Teign School for 9.45am and go straight to K Hall. The day will finish at 2.45pm when pupils will return to their primary schools, or be collected by their parents. If any of these arrangements present a problem, please contact the school to make alternative arrangements. Children will have the opportunity to sample a Teign school meal free of charge and need only bring a pen on theis day.
Monday 26 June – Chudleigh
Tuesday 27 June – Rydon
Wednesday 28 June – Small schools and out of catchment schools
Thursday 29 June – St Michael’s
Sport and Arts Day
Friday 30 June – 9.45am – 2.45pm
In the morning pupils take part in Music and Drama workshops; in the afternoon there is a fun sports day where the compete in their new tutor groups. Everyone should bring a packed lunch and a PE kit.
If you have any concerns or queries regarding your child and his/her transition to the school, please do not hesitate to contact the main school office who will arrange for you to speak to an appropriate member of staff. We look forward to working with you to ensure your child’s success throughout the next phase in his/her education.