Introduction. We have been busy over the last term visiting all of our feeder schools to meet with our new students as well as the Year 6 teachers. We have gathered lots of information about them. We also realises that this can be a stressful time for parents- new school, new staff and worries and concerns about hos your child will do. Firstly, please be assured that we understand all of this and are confident that your child will settle into life at BSCS very quickly- new friends will be made, new experiences discussed around the tea table and by the end of the first term, everything will feel ok. I want to talk to you all about the role that the SST have in the school- many of you will be more familiar with a HOY system in a secondary school- here at BSCS, we have the SST who oversee that role plus other duties and responsibilities within the school- one of those being transition.
Your child’s tutor will see your child every morning and will be their first and main source of support and guidance if they require any. Tutors in Year 7 are experienced tutors who have overseen Year 7 students before and are skilled and knowledgeable about the issues that may arise for students.
Helping students to get to know each other is the focus for their Personalised Curriculum lessons during T1 and T2. Every student will be asked to prepare a short presentation all about themselves . This could be presented as a simple scrapbook, PowerPoint presentation or creative display.
Following our visits out to Primary schools, we will be identifying a small group of students who may benefit from spending a few days in school to part in this. The 3 days will be spent having fun but with a focus on getting to know staff earlier, finding out more useful information about the school, routines and expectations and other social skills and team work. If you really feel that you would like your child to take part, please contact CTa to discuss this further.
Go through Cs and Rs. Highest percentage of Rs. Postcards. Detentions- please contact the member of staff who has issued this if there are any issues you wish to discuss.
Discuss transition day booklet
Catherine to talk through this briefly.
BSCS Y6 parent information evening student support team presentation 21.6.11
Student Support Team
Student Support Team structure <ul><li>Susie Davis: Director of Student Support </li></ul><ul><li>Catherine Taylor: Student Support Leader, Key Stage 3 </li></ul><ul><li>Matt Smith: Student Support Leader, Key Stage 4 </li></ul><ul><li>Kevin Sibley: Student Support Assistant </li></ul><ul><li>Debbie Pentney: Team Administrator </li></ul><ul><li>Madelaine McGinn & Lynda Cordukes: Attendance Administrators </li></ul>
Care, guidance and support <ul><li>Student Support team responsibilities include overseeing behaviour and attendance, student voice, mentoring, multi- agency liaison, inclusion, anti- bullying, transitions and the tutor teams across the school </li></ul><ul><li>Tutor Teams are overseen by Catherine Taylor for Key Stage 3 & Matt Smith for Key Stage 4 </li></ul>
Supporting Transition “ My Time to Shine” Imagine you were describing yourself to an alien…. Have fun doing this - add photos, pictures and jokes! What are your favourite subjects? Where did you go on holiday? How would you like to share it.. a scrapbook, PowerPoint, talk or perhaps a poster ? What are you looking forward to most at BSCS? What sports do you enjoy? Your Year 6 teacher knows all about this and can help you Ask your family to help with ideas Some ideas for you to help you get started
Summer School <ul><li>3 days during the summer holidays </li></ul>Monday 1 st , Tuesday 2 nd and Wednesday 3 rd August
Rewards and Sanctions <ul><li>Cs and Rs system </li></ul><ul><li>Postcards home </li></ul><ul><li>End of Term subject awards </li></ul><ul><li>End of Year Headteacher’s awards </li></ul><ul><li>If your child is issued with a detention, you will receive a text message informing you of this and will be given 48 hours notice before the date of the detention </li></ul>
Anti-Bullying <ul><li>Bradley Stoke Community School is the first school to have been successfully accredited by the South West Regional Anti-Bullying Alliance </li></ul><ul><li>Please do tell us if you have any concerns at all about your child in relation to bullying </li></ul>
Year 11 Peer Mentors <ul><li>Attached to each Year 7 tutor group will be 3 trained Year 11 Peer Mentors </li></ul><ul><li>They will spend 2 out of 5 mornings in your child’s tutor base </li></ul><ul><li>They are around to help your child deal with everyday issues and your child will be able to contact them directly if they need to </li></ul>
Transition day Tuesday 12 th July <ul><li>An opportunity to meet their new tutor and fellow tutor members </li></ul><ul><li>A tour of the school </li></ul><ul><li>Games, quizzes and activities to help them feel at ease </li></ul><ul><li>Lunch </li></ul><ul><li>Introduction to their “time to shine” summer project </li></ul><ul><li>Uniform will be delivered to them in their tutor bases </li></ul>
And finally… <ul><li>Cutting the apron strings tips! </li></ul>