Year 6 to 7 transition

Dear families

We are delighted that you have chosen Heron Hall Academy for your secondary school and we excited for you to experience what school life is like here.

We recognise that the transition process in the final term can be a potentially anxious time for some Year 6 students and their parents. Therefore, we want to make sure that any anxiety is minimised, so your child feels eager and ready to join us in September.

Here are the transition events in June and July.

We wrote to you with some changes to our originally published programme. Due to the Department of Education Guidance issued on the June 15, 2021, we have made the following changes to our events which you may have seen promoted previously:

Parents and students interviews 21-25 June - cancelled.

Year 6 transition days 1-2 July - cancelled.

Tuesday, 8 June - Friday 18 June 2021

Primary Schools Visits    

During the summer term, where possible, the Senior Leadership Team and our Transition team will try to visit all year 6 students at their primary school. These visits allow our staff to meet students in person and liaise with the relevant primary staff in order to collect information which helps us when we create our teaching and tutor groups.

Tuesday, 6 July 2021 ‘Welcome to Year 7’ Evening on Zoom (5-6pm)

This is for families with a place at Heron for September 2021. During June we hold our Welcome Evening, which gives an opportunity for parents to find out more about our school from the Headteacher and our Head of Year 7. We would like to have done this in the school but due to ongoing coronavirus restrictions, this will now take place on Zoom. You can get all the details you need here.

SEN students

For students with statements of special educational need or Education Health and Care plans and the SENDCO will attend Year 6 statement review meetings to begin to understand the needs of these students and plan their transition.

For students with high transition needs, the SENDCO will put in place a more personalised transition programme, in conjunction with the primary school, parents/carers and the school welfare team.

Watch a virtual tour of the school

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