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 22 June 2020 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.
Transition Days take place this year on Wednesday 24 and Thursday 25 June 2020 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.
Meet your Transition Team
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Susie Beresford Wylie - Director of Student Support
Cristiana Ferris - SEN Transition
Jacqui Gallagher - Student Support Co-Ordinator KS3
Claudette Tucker - Transition forms and paperwork
This poem was written for our new Y7 students for their transition days this year by our very own talented Y10 student, Hannah Williams.
Inspire Believe Succeed
Can I hear my heart beating?
That’s what it sounds like anyway.
The echo of thumps fade, as black letters invade
your eyes – Is it the one I wanted?
That’s the one focus of your mind.
The flood of relief that sweeps you off of your feet or
the dread – Will I make new friends there?
That’s the one single thought that you fought
as you question why you’re so small and they’re all so tall
and ‘Those aren’t the toilets.’
when you’re in the lunch hall
and ‘Homework already?’
when you’ve only just got here
and the fear that holds you when your teachers come near
‘cause they’re so tall.
Why is everyone this tall?
But this teacher’s quite small
and they’re smiling
and then you realise…
That one day you’ll grow and as your limbs become longer
so will what you know.
That one day the loo and the lunch hall won’t confuse you at all
‘cause you know how to navigate the school.
That one day you’ll understand, even though everything’s harder,
your homework will make you smarter
and, although your teachers may be strict and see fit to push you to your limit
they just want to inspire you
So that, one day,
you will succeed.
By Hannah Williams
To be updated ....
Cohort 19 Parent Evening - Main presentation - 17 June 2019
Cohort 19 Parent Evening - Transition - 17 June 2019
Cohort 19 Transition Parents Evening 17 June letter - 2 May 2019
Pastoral Parent Presentation - 30 April 2019
Invite Letter to Pastoral Event - 29 March 2019
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.
We look forward to meeting
Director of Student Support