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Year 6 Transition – September 2020

Published on 22nd May 2020

Dear Parent/Carer,

I hope this letter finds you and your family safe and healthy and adapting well to the current extended period of learning at home. As a parent/carer of a child/children in Year 6, I am sure that you and your child/children may currently have some questions regarding the Year 6 Transition and Induction process, and how this might work going forward, given secondary schools are still closed.

I would like to take this opportunity to reassure you that all of the usual robust planning and particular care that always go into the Year 6 Transition and Induction process are unchanged, and are very much still happening, and underway.

This includes:

  • Contact being made with all primary schools of students coming to Fernwood in September. A variety of information is being collected and collated including students’ levels of ability, as well as any additional learning, medical, or pastoral needs.
  • Individual meetings with Year 6 teachers (via Microsoft Teams) lead by the Fernwood Transition Team ( Mrs Morrill – Assistant Head Teacher Transition Year 6-7, Mr Smith – Pastoral Team Leader Year 7, Miss Rowe – Assistant Pastoral Team Leader Year 7, Mr Grant – SENCO, Mrs Hopkinson – Admissions and Attendance )

This very close liaison with our primary schools supports the crucial transfer of information to support your child/children as they move from Year 6 to Year 7.

In addition, in the current climate, I do not foresee us being able to run our Induction Days planned for the 1st and 2nd of July in the same way as in previous years. Whilst this is a challenge, we plan instead to find new ways to get to know and connect with you and your Year 6 child/ children – whether you are a new parent/carer to Fernwood School or whether you have another child/children currently on roll with us.

Our current plan for the Induction Programme is to look at:

  • A video tour of the school
  • Introductions from key staff available to view via our website
  • An introduction to various curriculum areas available to view via our website
  • Possible opportunities for some children in smaller groups to take part in remote “Question and Answer” sessions

Clearly we are already in close contact with Year 6 teachers to address any questions that arise, and our key aim remains to welcome you most warmly, and support you and your Year 6 child/children at this very important time.

Rest assured I will keep in touch with you all with further updates and developments in relation to the Year 6 Transition and Induction process.

Thank you all for your cooperation and understanding, and I hope you and your families all stay safe and well in what are quite extraordinary times.

With kindest regards,

Mrs Morrill
Assistant Head Teacher

Head Teacher – Mr P Burke
The Fernwood School, Goodwood Road, Wollaton, Nottingham, NG8 2FT
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