At Biddenham we understand that it can be daunting for parents to move from having one teacher to contact in primary school, to a range of teachers in secondary school.
We have put together the Starting Secondary School Booklet to support you and your child during this transition phase, with school specific information to help you contact the right person with any questions you may have.
Who do we contact in school during transition?
Please see the information below to support you in finding the right person to contact. During the transition process from primary to secondary school the main contact will be:
Assistant Headteacher, Outreach, Partnership
You will then be introduced to your child’s form tutor who will become the first point of contact.
Catering menu at Biddenham: Try doing some money skills with them in preparation.
School Map: Helps them locate where they need to go for particular subjects
Sample Year 7 timetable: Gives them the opportunity to see what a school timetable looks like and try and work out how to use it.
Typical Transition Programme from Year 6 into Year 7:
Transition will be a slightly different experience for every child joining us and it is based on the needs of the individual. Examples of what they might be involved in are:
Targeted Transition Sessions
Examples of intervention offered to students in year 7 and 8
During the transfer days your child will have the opportunity to meet their class form tutor and some subject teachers. This will give them a taste of what it will be like but not feel overwhelmed. Examples might include Science experiments in one of the labs, Sports lessons in the sports hall or on the astro turf or Drama in the drama studio. These opportunities will put worries to rest and excitement to flourish in preparation for September. In the evening we will have a parents and carers meet the tutor.
Y6 into Y7 Transition Diploma
In the latter part of this term primary schools will be working on this project to give the opportunity for year 6's to develop skills to prepare them for secondary school life, gain new key stage 3 academic knowledge and showcase to us how they learn and their interests and thus help us to help support them in their learning at Biddenham. Students will receive certificates on completion of this.
Y6 into Y7 Diploma
Diploma Resources Booklet
To ease any anxieties you or your child may have about starting secondary school, we have some videos that cover the most common asked questions. See video links below.
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