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Year 6/7 transition timetable

Silverdale School transition events 2019-20
(for entry in September 2020)

Usually at this time of year we would be contacting you with details of the transition arrangements for your child. Unfortunately, because of the Covid-19 pandemic, we are having to make changes to our transition programme. However, we are committed to doing all we can to support you and your child. We fully appreciate that moving to a new school can be an unsettling time, even without the global situation.

As you may know, our staff are working hard to teach our current students remotely and to provide limited face-to-face support for some students. The safety of our students and staff is central to all of this, so we will not be running events in school for transition. Instead, we will be providing a range of resources to support your child in the run-up to September.

These include:

  • A video taking you round the school and introducing you to staff.
  • A School Guide for New Students – digital and printed versions.
  • A Uniform and Equipment list.
  • A welcome video from your Form Tutor.
  • Transition activities to do over the summer, which you can then bring to school in September.
  • Enrolment into Weduc, our communications app.
  • Specific support and information for SEND and vulnerable students.

We aim to start sharing these resources with you in late June/early July. In the meantime, please can you ensure you have returned the Student Data Sheet to us. And if you have any questions please contact us via email here.

 
Welcome packs sent to parents/carers of accepted pupils:
March 2020

If your child is accepted into Silverdale, you will receive a Welcome Pack from the school with further information regarding admissions and the Transition process.

CANCELLED: Uniform evening for parents/carers & pupils:
tuesday 28 april 2020, 4pm - 7pm

*** PLEASE NOTE THAT THIS EVENT IS NOW CANCELLED***

Find out more about our uniform at our uniform page.

Transition team visits to pupils' primary schools: 
March to June 2020

A member of the Transition Team will come to visit each pupil at their Primary school in order to give them more information about Silverdale. They will also meet with each pupils’ Year 6 teacher in order to gain more
information about them.

POSTPONED: SEN coffee morning for parents/carers & pupils:
By invitation only, tuesday 24 march 2020, 9.30 - 11.00am

*** PLEASE NOTE THAT THIS EVENT IS NOW POSTPONED***

Please join us at this event where we will welcome the parents of SEND children. It is an opportunity to meet the team, learn about the support available and to ask any questions about inclusion at Silverdale. Please be aware that this is only for the parents of children with an EHCP and parents of children on the SEN register. Please speak to your child’s primary SENCO if you are unsure about this.

CANCELLED: Induction evening for parents/carers and pupils:
Monday 22 june 2020, 6pm - 8pm

*** PLEASE NOTE THAT THIS EVENT IS NOW CANCELLED***

This is a very important evening where pupils meet their new form group and form tutor, and spend the evening doing lots of fun activities to help them get to know other students in their form. Parents receive a presentation from the Head of School and Head of Year 7.

CANCELLED: Transition days:
monday 29 & tuesday 30 june 2020, 9am - 3pm

*** PLEASE NOTE THAT THIS EVENT IS NOW CANCELLED***

Two days for all of our new pupils to come and experience life at Silverdale. Pupils will spend more time with their form and will also experience a range of lessons and activities to help them feel prepared and excited for their move up to Silverdale.

Summer School 2020: 
cancelled: W/C 27 JULY 2020 & W/C 17 AUGUST 2020

*** PLEASE NOTE THAT THIS EVENT IS NOW CANCELLED***

Two weeks of fun activities in the summer holiday for students joining us in September 2020.

Please note: these dates are provisional. Please complete the booking form at the back of this booklet to confirm your interest. The event can only run if we have enough students attending. A price will be confirmed nearer the time, depending on numbers. We will contact you via email when full details have been published.

start of year 7:
wednesday 2 september 2020

Students should arrive between 9.15am and 9.30am at the main entrance, where they will be welcomed by staff.

 

Silverdale School transition events 2020-21
(for entry in September 2021)

***** Please note that these events may change format, eg. become online events, if the rules about social distancing continue. *****

information about school admissions process:
july 2020

Sheffield City Council should be sending information about the secondary admissions process to families of children in Year 5 in July 2020.

Feeder school presentations:
dates tbc

Presentation for prospective Silverdale parents and Y6 students:

  • Dobcroft Junior School: to be confirmed
  • Ecclesall Primary School: to be confirmed
  • Sharrow Primary School: to be confirmed
  • Springfield Primary School: to be confirmed
Open evening for parents/carers and pupils:
thursday 1 october 2020, 6pm-8pm

The annual Open Evening for students and their families takes place on Thursday 1 October 2020 from 6pm until 8pm. An opportunity to come and visit our school and meet members of staff and students.

deadline for applications:
october 2020

The deadline for applications via Sheffield City Council is usually in mid October.

Welcome packs sent to parents/carers of accepted pupils:
March 2021

If your child is accepted into Silverdale, you will receive a Welcome Pack from the school with further information regarding admissions and the Transition process.

Uniform evening for parents/carers & pupils:
date tbc

Find out more about our uniform at our uniform page.

Transition team visits to pupils' primary schools: 
March to June 2021

A member of the Transition Team will come to visit each pupil at their Primary school in order to give them more information about Silverdale. They will also meet with each pupils’ Year 6 teacher in order to gain more
information about them.

SEN coffee morning for parents/carers & pupils: By invitation only.
date tbc

Please join us at this event where we will welcome the parents of SEND children. It is an opportunity to meet the team, learn about the support available and to ask any questions about inclusion at Silverdale. Please be aware that this is only for the parents of children with an EHCP and parents of children on the SEN register. Please speak to your child’s primary SENCO if you are unsure about this.

Induction evening for parents/carers and pupils:
date tbc

This is a very important evening where pupils meet their new form group and form tutor, and spend the evening doing lots of fun activities to help them get to know other students in their form. Parents receive a presentation from the Head of School and Head of Year 7.

Transition days:
dates tbc

Two days for all of our new pupils to come and experience life at Silverdale. Pupils will spend more time with their form and will also experience a range of lessons and activities to help them feel prepared and excited for their move up to Silverdale.

Summer School 2020: 
dats tbc

Two weeks of fun activities in the summer holiday for students joining us in September 2021.

start of year 7:
date tbc