Joining Us in Year 7: Year 6 Transition
You will soon be joining us in Year 7...
At Crofton, we recognise that the move to secondary school is a major and memorable event in a young person's life. We aim to make the transition journey an enjoyable and informative experience. We know that it can be an anxious time and it is important to us that we prepare each young person fully so that they settle in quickly when they join us.
Once a Year 6 student has gained a place at Crofton School for the following September, the process of preparing for Induction will begin.
Mr Playford (Head of Year 7) and other key staff would normally visit our feeder schools to meet with the transition teams, however, due to current government coronavirus guidelines we are unable to. Therefore we are holding phone conversations and virtual meetings in order to share and discuss information. This information enables us to support every student to ensure they thrive when start their journey at Crofton School.
Throughout their first term tutors and the Head of Year support transition through tutor activities and assemblies. Gradually students form new friendships and become fully integrated into the school community.
Dates for Your Diary >
Below is a schedule of when our virtual transition events will be released for your viewing:
Tuesday 23 June 2020 - VIDEO NOW LIVE
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 2020 - VIDEO NOW LIVE
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 2020
Opportunity for parents/guardians to contact head of year with any questions that they have about transition to email@example.com.
Monday 13 July - VIDEO NOW LIVE
Virtual Parents/Guardians Q&A. Mr Playford will answer any questions which he has received from parents/guardians about transition.
Monday 13 & Tuesday 14 July 2020
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 2020
Opportunity for parents/guardians to contact head of year with any concerns about tutor groups to firstname.lastname@example.org.