Welcome to our Cohort 19 parents and students who will have heard recently that they have a place at BSCS in September 2019. Hope you all enjoyed receiving your Welcome postcard and Welcome pack recently and that you've all read them with your parents/carers.
*** New Event - Y6 into Y7 Transition Event - Tuesday 30 April 2019 6pm - 7.30pm ***
Hello and welcome to BSCS from the Student Support Team! The Student Support team provides pastoral (wellbeing) care and advice to young people.
Moving from primary to secondary school is an exciting and significant event in the life of your child. It is also an important milestone marking a change in expectations regarding crucial life-skills, such as independent working and self-organisation.
When your child starts at BSCS they will encounter a whole variety of new experiences and situations, many of which will demand skills and attributes that they may not have had to use before, or have not practiced often. In order to make this transition as smooth as possible we believe it is important to work together to support them in developing these skills, and continue to build on them once they start school in September.
With this is mind we would like to invite you to an informal evening to look at 3 key areas:
The practical aspects of transition: BECOMING MORE INDEPENDENT
The emotional aspects of transition: RESILIENCE & COPING WITH CHANGE
The social aspects of transition: MAKING AND MAINTAINING HEALTHY FRIENDSHIPS
This is an optional evening and takes place on Tuesday 30th April 6pm – 7.30pm. We can only offer ONE place per family due to limited space. If you would like to attend could you please click here.
On 17th June we will be holding our formal Transition Parent Information Evening which will include a talk from the Head teacher Mr Moir, information on a range of topics, and an opportunity for you to meet with key staff and ask questions. You will receive more information on this at a later date and this is open to both parents/carers.
Invite Letter to Pastoral Event - 29 March 2019
There will be inset days on Monday 2nd and Tuesday 3rd September 2019 so school will start for Year 7 students on Wednesday 4th September 2019 **
Transition Parents Meeting
Monday 17June 2019
** Don't forget to pay your £20 locker key deposit into Reception asap if you didn't do this at the Y7 Transition Evening on 17 June **
Moving from primary to secondary school is an exciting and significant event and an important milestone which, for many parents and carers, signals a change in expectations regarding developing greater independence and organisation. See below for an up to date event list for Cohort 19 students starting here September 2019.
Meet your Transition Team
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Susie Beresford Wylie - Director of Student Support
Cristiana Ferris - SEN Transition
Sarah Jones - Assistant SENCo
Jacqui Gallagher - Student Support Co-Ordinator KS3
Claudette Tucker - Transition forms and paperwork (not pictured)
We consider that successful transition depends on a range of things such as creating the right environment where students feel safe and secure, to supporting students in developing positive relationships quickly within their tutor groups and with their teachers, and for us as a school, to successfully work in partnership with parents and carers.
It is often parents and carers that worry the most and this can be because, for many of you, your time at secondary school was a long time ago and you are not sure what to expect and you will want to offer your child reassurance and support but don’t necessarily have the information to do so! There are lots of people here to support students through this transition period and we know that they are bound to be a little bit nervous or anxious – this is perfectly normal!
For students, we offer opportunities for them to get to know Bradley Stoke Community School as soon as we can and this starts during terms 5 and 6 when we will be coming out to visit our new students in their primary schools. These sessions will be an opportunity for students to ask lots of questions and to find out information about some of the things that they are interested in.
For parents, the Parents Information Evening takes place this year on Monday 17 June 2019 between 6 & 7.30pm. It will be an opportunity for you to find out more about the structure of the school and how parents and carers can support transition.
Uniform is now ordered through our suppliers, Initially Yours, and you can visit their local shop in Hambrook or order online. Initially Yours. Please see below in Some Useful Documents our BSCS Uniform policy.
Transition Days take place this year on Wednesday 19 and Thursday 20 June 2019 from 9am (please don't arrive until after 8.45am) until 2.15pm. This is an opportunity for students to meet with their tutor, to meet other students who are going to be part of the tutor group, to start to learn their way around school and to experience a day at secondary school! Students will be a given a “student survival” guide which was created by other students as a support for any new students joining us from primary school. This contains lots of facts and tips about where to go and who to speak to in a range of situations. Students don't need to wear school uniform and will need to bring a packed lunch.
We look forward to meeting
Director of Student Support