September 21st 2016 - Sherburn High School open evening for prospective students
Open mornings for prospective parents
Open mornings for prospective parents (4th & 13th October 2016)
New Year 6 students choose their secondary school preferences.
Year 6 students find out their allocated secondary school and secondary schools are sent roll numbers. Sherburn High School sends a welcome letter to all our new students.
21st March 2017 - Year 6 parents are invited to a What happens now? parent forum to make clear what lies ahead in the next few months of transition
The Transition Leader, Mrs Hayley Oakes, and the Inclusion Leader, Mrs Carroll Atkinson visit the Year 6 teacher to discuss each individual student and their needs. Mrs Oakes then also visits all on roll Year 6 students to discuss the transition process.
Mrs Oakes assigns new roll students to one of the four school Houses – Bramham, Harewood, Lotherton or Newby. The House Achievement Leaders then work with the Transition Leader to assign a form. This is done based on the information shared about the students by their Year 6 teacher to ensure a suitable form placement.
A four week after-school transition club is run by Mrs Oakes and Mrs Atkinson for the 30 most vulnerable Year 6 students as identified by the primary schools (likely to begin w/b 15 May 2017 TBC)
14th June 2017 - Year 6 parents are invited to a final pre-transition parents evening to iron out any last minute concerns regarding transition, receive parent pay information and hear about the Year 7 residential to Bewerley Park.
Monday 3rd July 2017 – New Year 7 students begin an exciting 3-week transition programme at the high school which was trialled with great success in 2015. During this 3-week programme, students take part in lots of different activities to prepare them for life at Sherburn High School. From, team-building days to timetabled lessons, orienteering around the school and various exciting subject-based activities.
3rd July 2017 - New Year 7 parents are invited to a transition market place where they can meet their child’s form tutor, House Leader and also to purchase items of school uniform and collect information. Parents are also given a survival guide on this evening because transition can be a difficult process for you too!
New Year 7 parents are invited to a Parents breakfast at the start of the school day (8:20am) to address any concerns or questions that have arisen over the summer break.
Additional Transition Events
We like to ensure that students become as comfortable at the high school as soon as possible, so we put a number of additional events in place to allow our new students to become familiar with the site and some of our members of staff.
When music and drama productions are taking place feeder primary school pupils are regularly invited to the high school to watch.
STEM (science, technology and engineering workshops) are provided by Sherburn High school for parents and pupils in feeder primary schools
Sherburn High School rollolab’ visits all feeder primaries at least once during the academic year to work with pupils.
The Headteacher, Mrs Maria Williams visits all feeder primary schools to speak to Year 5 (and often Y4) pupils who will be potentially applying to Sherburn High during the following academic year.
Forensic science’ days are run by the Sherburn High School Science, Mathematics, Geography and Design departments. Here, Y5 students attend the high school and take part in fun, educational activities for a whole school day. (January 2017)
Maths Project days for those students who are particularly gifted in Mathematics.
Additional Transition Provision for Vulnerable Students
We understand that some students find the move to high school more difficult than others, so we ensure that our most vulnerable students are cared for and monitored consistently during the whole transition process.
Visits for SEN students with their primary school Teaching Assistant on a regular basis in the run up to the transition days (including lunchtime visits). This allows students to become increasingly familiar with the high school and the new experiences that they will face such as the school bell and the change-over of lessons. These students will also be introduced to the Here to Learn Unit where they can go for support whenever they need it.
The Sherburn High SENCO visits primary school to discuss individual needs of SEN students with the relevant member of staff at the primary school.