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Transition refers to the moving between Key Stages in school. This is often a time of uncertainty where information is vital for making correct decisions. See the links below for the various transition points for further information.
Starting School for the First Time - Foundation Transition
Oakgrove's extensive induction programme ensures that when a child joins the school in Foundation in September they will be familiar with the setting and the adults who will be working with them. This programme includes:
A Stay and Play session
The child and their parent will spend part of the morning in Foundation with current Foundation pupils.
A Transition Day, including a picnic lunch
The child and their parent will have a chance to explore the Foundation environment and to meet other children and their parents, who will also be starting in September.
A Home Visit
Before the pupil starts school in September, their class teacher and another member of the Foundation team will make a home visit. This is an opportunity for everyone to meet to get to know each other better and a chance for the parent to ask any questions they have regarding school life.
Staggered Start Dates
When a child starts school at Oakgrove in Foundation, they start on a full time basis. To give all the children an opportunity to settle into their new surroundings, we put the children into small groups. This ensures that they have a chance to settle in during their first days at school.
During the summer term, children who currently attend Oakgrove Nursery will make visits to the Foundation classroom for story times and additional learning opportunities during their nursery sessions. This will give the children a chance to learn alongside the current Foundation children and familiarise themselves with their new classroom environment.
Key Stage 2-3 Transition
Below is information that will help make the transition to Oakgrove School and KS3 a positive one.
I am very excited to be the Head of Year 7 for September 2019 and I would like to give a warm welcome to all students and parents that will be joining us in the new academic year.
We have an exciting year ahead, which will see our fifth cohort of 300 students join us from across a variety of primary schools in the area.
Our focus will be on ensuring a smooth and positive transition and we will endeavour to provide you with the resources and tools for a positive start in September.
From myself, Mr Liassis (Assistant Head of Year) and on behalf of the Tutor team, we look forward to welcoming you to the school.
Caroline Forster (Head of Year)
Monday 29th June 2020 (times to be confirmed)
Tuesday 30th June 2020 (times to be confirmed)
Parents’ Information Evening
Thursday 2nd July 2020 (times to be confirmed)
Super Learning Day (for Year 7 starting September 2020)
Date and times to follow.
Please can students hand their Oakgrove Reading Logbook to their tutor on their first day at school. It does not matter if they do not complete all of the races. If they lose their logbook, an additional copy can be printed:
Students are given a guide to The Accelerated Reader scheme during their transition day visit. If they lose their guide to The Accelerated Reader scheme parents can print an additional copy:
A Day in the Life of a New Year 7
Secondary Learning Co-ordinators (Heads of Year) & Deputies
Miss C Forster - Head of Year 7
Mr A Liassis - Assistant Head of Year 7
Miss K Wastell - Head of Year 8
Miss M Bell - Assistant Head of Year 8
Mrs L Rogers - Head of Year 9
Mrs K Cessford-Row - Assistant Head of Year 9
Mr B Robinson - Head of Year 10
Mr T Booth - Assistant Head of Year 10
Miss T Gordon - Head of Year 11
Mr M Gospel - Assistant Head of Year 11
Mr M Row - Head of Year 12
Mr J Kendall - Head of Year 13