YEAR 6 TRANSITION INFORMATION 2020
Thank you for joining us at our Year 7 Transition Evening. It was so lovely to meet you all and we really can’t wait to see you in September!
The video below includes a presentation from key members of staff and our wonderful student ambassadors. We will make this available on our web page for a few more weeks so that you can have another opportunity to watch it again if you wish.
Tutor presentations will be sent out by email next week so please look out for this.
We hope you enjoyed the evening and found it useful. If you have any questions (no matter how small!) please do get in touch and send us an email. All of your tutors emails are on the school website under ‘Our Staff‘.
The Saint Gregory’s Transition Team
I look forward to working with you to support and inspire your child, to ensure that they have the necessary skills and educational experience to fulfil their potential and flourish in the safe, happy and enriching environment of Saint Gregory’s school.”
Welcome to the family of Saint Gregory’s
Welcome to Saint Gregory’s, I look forward to getting to know you and your children well over the coming months and years. Saint Gregory’s is an outstanding Catholic school where children flourish; our excellent pastoral support will ensure that your child is well-supported as they make this important transition from primary to secondary school.
At a time when normal school life is fractured beyond recognition, it is vital that we all work together to maintain some semblance of normality and for your family this includes the anticipation and excitement that comes with starting a new school. We realise that this is an unsettling time for all students but especially our Year 6 pupils who will have been working towards this significant milestone for some time.
At this stage, it is difficult to provide an exact science of what a revised transition programme will look like for your child but I want to assure you that our Year 6 children are very much at the forefront of our minds and we are looking forward to meeting and welcoming them personally when the time comes.
We have pulled together information and resources to support you and your child over the coming weeks as they prepare for their first day at Saint Gregory’s. You will shortly meet your child’s new tutor at our upcoming transition events (to be held either online or in person) and they will be an important point of contact for your family over the coming weeks, offering more personalised support as we move towards September.
I look forward to working with you to support and inspire your child, to ensure that they have the necessary skills and educational experience to fulfil their potential and flourish in the safe, happy and enriching environment of Saint Gregory’s school. We place Christ and the teaching of the Catholic Church at the centre of their lives so your children can grow in faith, develop the skills and attitudes necessary to ensure that they lead fulfilling lives as responsible adults committed to the common good.
Ms Ann Cusack, Headmistress
I am delighted to introduce myself to you as the Head of Year 7 and Transition leader here at Saint Gregory’s. The move to secondary school is a very important step in the life of every young person. It is an extremely exciting step, yet can understandably be confusing and overwhelming at times. I am really looking forward to leading the year group into this new and important stage of education.
Here at Saint Gregory’s, we strive to promote the dignity and wellbeing of every child and ensure that they flourish in a safe, happy and enriching environment, even when working under the restrictions of the unprecedented times we are currently living in. My main target for the initial part of the year is to settle your sons and daughters into the school and to establish a positive, ambitious and warm ethos for the year group as a whole, by building on the secure foundations and accomplishments your child has already achieved thus far.
As a parent/carer you play an important role in the education of your child, and your encouragement and involvement is valued by all staff and his can help your child excel in all areas. I am passionate about supporting the needs of each individual in the year group and have high expectations not only for myself, but for all members of our school community. I hope you will support my high expectations in all areas, especially in regards to attendance and behaviour which naturally impacts greatly on achievement.
There are many new and exciting opportunities for your child to participate in throughout the year, which will be shared in due course, but for now, I just want to reiterate that If you have any questions and/or queries, please do please do not hesitate to get in contact. I look forward to meeting you soon and throughout this upcoming year.
Miss E Miller, Head of Year 7 & Transition
Below you will find a short film to welcome you to the family of Saint Gregory’s, take a tour of our school and meet key people who will be supporting you on your transition journey.
Below you will find a copy of letters and information sent home to Year 6 families.
Below you will find links to some useful information and resources.