Year 6 Transition 2020
TRANSITION FROM PRIMARY TO HILLCREST SCHOOL (SEPTEMBER 2020)
Dear Year 6 students
We are delighted that you have chosen to join Hillcrest School in September 2020.
At Hillcrest School, we pride ourselves on the care and attention that we provide for our students, particularly those joining us in Year 7. Transition is a nerve-racking time, for both students and parents. We understand that starting secondary school can be very exciting yet, a little daunting experience for many students. At Hillcrest School, we work tirelessly to provide a smooth transition, with an outstanding provision, within our Year 7 Curriculum and Pastoral Teams.
Under normal circumstances we would invite year 6 families into school for face-to-face induction meetings in May/June and students would attend an induction day in early July. During these visits students would have the chance the to meet key staff at Hillcrest School. However, in light of the current school closure due to Covid-19, we are unable to undertake our usual induction programme.
Despite this, our commitment to making this process as positive and comfortable as possible remains unchanged. We have therefore created a comprehensive on-line transition package to support all year 6 students and their families at this important time. Our school website has a wealth of important and useful information, so please take the opportunity to look around. You will primarily find important information about Year 7 transition in this section of the website - a place we have created for information to hopefully make your transition from primary to secondary school as smooth as possible.
Please take time to watch the videos key members of our staff have prepared to introduce themselves to you. These videos have been prepared by members of the senior leadership team, year 7 tutor team and safeguarding team. Each member of staff has explained their role in the school and the part they will play in helping you to settle into life at Hillcrest school. Other members of staff, including Curriculum Managers for all subjects and members of the support team, have prepared powerpoints to introduce themselves to you and explain their roles in school. We would encourage you to complete our ‘Which member of staff?’ quiz to see what you can remember about members of staff who will help you in September and beyond. We have also added a number of other activities below that we would like you to complete and email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
We have also added on electronic copy of our Year 6 Summer Homework booklet. We will send a paper copy of this booklet to you in the post just before the summer holidays. The booklet has tasks set by each department to help you prepare for lessons in September. We would encourage you to complete as many of the activities as you can in this booklet and bring it to school on your first day in September. You will earn a ‘Getting It Right’ bonus point for each task you complete. If you complete every task your name will be entered into a special prize draw at the end of the first week at school in September.
We know some year 6 students will need extra support in making the move from primary to secondary, especially after a long time out of education due to the current school closure. Our staff have made contact with every primary school to find out if any students have additional needs, whether that be learning or social emotional. This will make sure we get the right level of support to the right students.
Year 7 is certainly an exciting year with plenty for you to look forward to. We look forward to welcoming you to our Year 7 Hillcrest family in September. If you have any questions about he transition process, please feel free to email email@example.com and we will endeavour to reply as quickly as we can.
An introduction to the Headteacher
Click on the video below for a message from Ms Davies - Headteacher
An introduction to the pastoral team
Click on the video below for a message from Miss King - Nightingale College Leader
Click on the video below for a message from Miss Glendening - N1 Form Tutor
Click on the video below for a message from Mrs Erdogan - N2 Form Tutor
Click on the video below for a message from Mr Harrison-Webster - N3 Form Tutor
Click on the video below for a message from Mrs Mostofi - N4 Form Tutor
Click on the video below for a message from Miss Laffan - N5 Form Tutor
An introduction to Hillcrest safeguarding team
Click on the video below for a message from Mr Connor-Hemming - Deputy Headteacher and Safeguarding Lead
Click on the video below for a message from Mrs Bunce - Learning Mentor and Deputy Safeguarding Lead
An introduction to the Senior Leadership Team, Curriculum Managers and Support staff
Senior Leadership Team
Click here for a message from Ms Davies - Headteacher
Click here for a message from Mr Abbotts - Deputy Headteacher
Click here for a message from Mr Connor-Hemming - Deputy Headteacher
Click here for a message from Mrs Palmer - Assistant Headteacher
Curriculum Leaders and Teachers
Click here for a message from Mrs Drury - Learning Manager for English
Click here for a message from Ms Kanona - Learning Manager for Maths
Click here for a message from Mrs Kaur - Learning Manager for Science
Click here for a message from Ms Cooper - Learning Manager for Languages
Click here for a message from Ms Penn - SENDCO
Click here for a message from Miss Guyver - Learning Manager for History
Click here for a message from Mr Gregory- Learning Manager for Geography
Click here for a message from Miss Taylor- Learning Manager for PE and Preforming Arts
Click here for a message from Miss Cox- Teacher of Art and Design
Click here for a message from Mr Nock- Teacher of Music
Click here for a message from Mrs Berlyn- Teacher of Preforming Arts
Click here for a message from Miss Glendening Teacher of Geography and N1 Form Tutor
Click here for a message from Miss King Nightingale College Leader and Teacher of Preforming Arts
Click here for a message from Miss Laffan - Teacher of French and N5 Form Tutor
Click here for a message from Miss Glendening Teacher of Geography and N1 tutor
Click here for a message from Mr Harrison-Webster- Teacher of French and N3 Form Tutor
Click here for a message from Miss King - Nightingale College Leader
Click here for a message from Ms Lune - Main Receptionist
Click here for a message from Miss Parveen - Librarian
Click here for a message from Miss Stuart - Attendance Administrator
Click here for a message from Mrs Bunce - Senior Learning Mentor
Click here for a message from Mrs Cairns - Finance Assistant
Click here for a message from Ms Meggitt - Student Receptionist
Click here for a message from Mrs Preston Higher Level Teaching Assistant
Transition tasks for you to complete
Click on the task links below:
Year 6 summer holiday homework booklet
My Happiness Box
Letter to my College Leader
Letter to my future self
My hopes and dreams for secondary school
Thinking about my transition - Questions
Thinking about my transition - Answers
What do you need to know about Hillcrest - Questions
What do you need to know about Hillcrest - Answers
Which member of staff - Questions
Which member of staff - Answers
This is me
Immunisations Message to Parents/Carers
Please see below a message that Birmingham City Council has asked all Secondary schools to share with parents and carers:
'Your child will be learning and socialising with more children when they start their new school and could be at risk of catching preventable diseases if they haven’t had all their childhood jabs. If you are not sure if your child has had all their routine vaccinations, check their personal health record (Red Book) or contact the GP surgery. To get the best protection for your child, they need to have had two doses of MMR vaccine.
For a checklist of the vaccines and the ages at which they should ideally be given visit www.nhs.uk/vaccinations'
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