Therfield School Virtual Open Evening

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Transition to Therfield from Year 6

  As a parent/carer of a Year 6 student joining Therfield in September, please click on the link ...

School Band Performance

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Fox Grove - Therfield Sports Facility

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  • Therfield School Virtual Open Evening

  • Transition to Therfield from Year 6

  • Sixth Form Application Now Open

  • School Band Performance

  • Fox Grove - Therfield Sports Facility

Transition from Year 6 to Secondary School

Moving from Junior school to secondary can school be extremely daunting for even the most confident students. That’s why at Therfield school we pride ourselves on providing a bespoke transition programme to ensure all students, parents/carers receive the support they need throughout the transition process.

 

Year 6 Induction days

Therfield school run two induction days in July. They arrive feeling excited, a little apprehensive and by the end of the day they leave feeling reassured that Therfield school is the right choice for them.

Over the two days the students take part in a range of ice breaker activities allowing time for each tutor group to get to know one another and for students to begin friendships, which for many will last for years. Students will also attend a range of lessons and enrichment activities, allowing them to get a real feel for Therfield school. Each day will end with an assembly lead by the Head of Year.

On the evening of the first induction day parents/carers are invited to attend an information evening where they can find out more about Therfield school as well as information about uniform, PE kit, curriculum, school systems and exciting events such as the year 7 school trip.

 

Open mornings / evenings

Parents/carers and students are welcome to visit Therfield school throughout the year during the school day to tour lessons and see our teachers delivering engaging and inspiring lessons. In addition to this there is an annual open evening where younger students can come along and take part in hands on activities and new learning experiences. A great way to hear from the Headteacher and meet and talk to students and teachers from Therfield school.

 

Primary school visits

At Therfield school the transition team work closely with the local primary schools to learn as much as possible about each and every child - this is essential to ensure a smooth transition. Where possible the Head of Year visits feeder schools and takes the opportunity to meet the year 6 teacher to find out about friendships, their achievements and where they may need support. The Head of Year will be introduced to those who have been allocated a place at Therfield school and every year 6 student has the opportunity to request a friend to be placed with for their new tutor group in year 7.

 

Additional Transition and SEND

Despite a robust transition programme, there will always be students who need additional support. At Therfield school we are proud to be able to offer further support to our more vulnerable students in a range of ways. Firstly, we will offer a series of additional transition afternoons where small groups of year 6 students attend four afternoon sessions with our Emotional Literacy Support Assistants to help them prepare for the induction days in July. These sessions help the students become used to the school environment whilst having the opportunity to meet key staff such as the Head Teacher, Head of Year and SENCo. Once a child has been allocated a place at Therfield school parents of children with SEND can request a meeting with our SENCo to discuss support required for that child’s transition and to ensure they experience an inclusive learning environment.

 

Transition to secondary school can raise so many questions for parents/carers and the children involved, therefore we have listed a website for you which may be of help.

BBC Bitesize - Starting Secondary School support for students, Parents and Carers.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/tags/zh4wy9q/starting-secondary-school/1

 

If you have any queries regarding transition at Therfield School then please get in touch with the relevant member of the transition team listed below:

Mr Jamie Ribolla – Assistant Head teacher [email protected]

Mrs Nicola Woodroffe – Head of Year 7 [email protected]

Ms Helen Baggs – SENCO [email protected]