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Year 7 Transition Update

We are now in a position to share with you our plan for your son/daughter’s transition to Crofton School. As mentioned in my previous letter, due to current government Coronavirus guidelines, we are unable to safely host any students on site and therefore will provide all transition events virtually.


With many students having already experienced virtual lessons and meetings we feel this is the most effective way of connecting with as many students as possible. Below I have provided a schedule of events for you and a brief description of what the event will cover.

Although I am happy to receive questions or concerns at any point, I have implemented periods for you to contact me should you wish. Please note that we are unable to comment on future Coronavirus updates in any of these events.

Tuesday 23 June – Virtual Parents/Guardians Information Evening. This pre-recorded event will replace the two calendared evenings that were scheduled and will be hosted by Mr Playford. The meeting will cover: our vision for the year group, important information about our routines and the school day, introductions to some key staff and information about other transition events.

Friday 3 July – Virtual Student Transition. This video will be distributed to all feeder schools so that they can play it for students at their discretion and placed on the Crofton School website for students who are shielding to view. This video will cover: a virtual school tour, an introduction to key staff, a welcome message from the year 7 tutor team and some key information presented at the parents/guardians information evening.

Tuesday 23 June - Friday 10 July - Opportunity for parents/guardians to contact head of year with any questions that they have about transition to aplayford@croftonschool.co.uk.

Monday 13 July – Virtual Parents/Guardians Q&A. Mr Playford will answer any questions which he has received from parents/guardians about transition. This video will be posted on the Crofton School website for all parents/guardians to view.

Monday 13 & Tuesday 14 July – Students Welcome Letter. Students will receive a welcome letter from their new tutor along with their transition booklet and a ‘student passport’ which we kindly ask them to send back to Crofton School so that their tutor can find out a bit more information about them. Students will also receive an invitation to a Microsoft Teams meeting where they can meet their tutor and fellow classmates. This will involve some ice breaker activities and will allow students to introduce themselves to one another.

Wednesday 15 – Wednesday 22 July - Opportunity for parents/guardians to contact head of year with any concerns about tutor groups to aplayford@croftonschool.co.uk.

Kindest regards,

Mr Playford

Head of Year 7

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