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Year 6-7 transition support

We believe that a smooth, positive and exciting transition from Year 6 to Year 7 is crucial to the start of each child’s secondary education. The aim of our transition process is for every pupil to move up to Silverdale feeling excited, confident and cared for.

 

students joining us in September 2021

We wrote to students' families with information about joining our school in March 2021. This included a student data sheet, which must be returned to school as soon as possible.

In June 2021 we sent out an email with our welcome brochure and details of our transition activities. You can find out more about these on our transition timetable page here. This includes information about our Welcome Evening webinar.

You can find useful information about getting prepared for school on our uniform and equipment webpage. You can read about travelling to Silverdale  on our travel page here. You can also find lots of information about school in the section for current parents and students.

We will soon be publishing our School Guide for students joining us in September. We are just waiting to confirm what the safety arrangements will be for the new academic year.

You may also find it useful to watch the videos below which we produced last year when we had to run transition during lockdown.

 

Welcome Evening, June 2021

Below you can see a recording of the Welcome Evening held on 21 June 2021:

 

Last year's transition videos

Welcome Video

Mrs Housley, our Head of Year 7, takes you around the school and introduces you to some key people:

 

 

 

frequently asked questions video

 

 

 

learning & student support videos

Here you can find videos from staff whose primary role is to support students with both their learning needs and their emotional wellbeing. 

student support 

 

 

You can find out more about Student Support on their dedicated webpage here. They also provide a range of wellbeing resources here.

learning support 

 

 

You can find out more about the Learning Support team on their dedicated webpage here.

The following video was made specifically to support SEN students in their transition.

 

 

 

 

subject videos

Our staff have made videos introducing themselves and their subjects. 

English / maths 

 

 

You can find out more about studying English here.

You can find out more about studying Maths here.

Design & technology / art 

 

 

You can find out more about studying Design and Technology here.

You can find out more about studying Art here.

history / religious studies & philosophy / geography
 

 

 

You can find out more about studying History here.

You can find out more about studying Religious Studies and Philosophy here.

You can find out more about studying Geography here.

science / modern foreign languages 

 

 

You can find out more about studying Science here.

You can find out more about studying Modern Foreign Languages here.

music / drama 

 

 

You can find out more about studying Music here.

You can find out more about studying Drama here.

p.e. 

 

 

You can find out more about studying P.E. here.

computer science / business studies 

 

 

You can find out more about studying Computer Science here.

You can find out more about studying Business Studies here.

 

our Transition Team

Silverdale School has a designated team who oversee the Y6 to Y7 transition process and ensure that our new Y7 pupils make a successful start to their Silverdale career. If you require any further information, please do not hesitate to contact us.

Mrs J Housley, Head of Year 7
Email here

Mr D Dalrymple, SENCO (Special Educational Needs Co-ordinator)
Email here

Mrs K Greening, Year 7 Pastoral Manager
Email here