Dear Parents and Carers,
We hope that you and your families are well and are managing to cope in these strange and uncertain times. We would like to reassure you about some of the decisions and preparations we are making for when your child joins our Year 7. At the moment we are in very challenging times and we think it is important to keep you informed about how transition will work this year. We are, of course, going to have to make changes that will work well for school and staff, as well as for you and your child. We want to make the best decisions and would welcome feedback from parents and Year 6s who will be joining us, as to what they think they will need to help them settle into school after such a long break.
Our Year 7 Team and our Special Educational Needs Coordinator have already started contacting primary schools to identify what support will be required when the students join St Augustine’s. Normally, after the SATs, the Year 7 Team start to visit students in their primary schools and talk to their teachers – gathering as much important information as possible. It is a great shame that we will not be able to meet our prospective students in their primary schools this year as we have done in the past.
Transition to High school is such an important time in a student’s life and we want to ensure there is a friendly and supportive welcome waiting for them when they finally arrive in St Augustine’s... read more here.