We understand that moving from primary to secondary school is a significant change in your child’s life, which is why we have a dedicated team, focusing on both pastoral and academic aspects of transition, to support your child during this time. Currently, this year’s transition plans are remote, though we are confident we can support our Year 6 children and their families through remote transition activities.
We are proud to have strong links with local primary schools, as we can begin the transition process at the start of the academic year. Whilst we would love to invite our prospective students to Shuttleworth, we are planning a remote series of activities and challenges.
You can read Mrs England’s letter to Year 6 families here and you can download the guide to our Virtual Open Evening here.
You can see our Open Evening 2020 video on our dedicated Shuttleworth Transition channel on YouTube. Here you will see and hear from Mrs. England, our headteacher, Mr. Turner, our Pastoral Leader responsible for transition and some of our Year 7 students. These videos will be shared on YouTube with the links on this page, and also on our social media channels (Twitter and Instagram @Shuttle_College). We will also be sending the videos to all of our feeder primary schools.
After October half term, Mr Turner will record a video each fortnight, and our faculties will take it in turns to set challenges for our Year 6 students. They can send in their responses to firstname.lastname@example.org which is also where any transition queries can be sent. We’d love to see your work and we will share certificates online. The topics are:
- Half Term 2: Humanities Geography History Spanish
- Half Term 3: Maths Murder Mystery Mystery of the Locked Cupboard
- Half Term 4: Science Rainbow explosion Volcano experiment Chatterbox Challenge Easter
- Half Term 5: Creative Arts & Technology Photography Challenge
- Half Term 6: Performance Arts
During the summer term, our transition team usually visit each feeder primary to meet our new students officially and build a pen portrait of each child. We take pride in getting to know each student before they start in September, which enables us to both support and enhance their Shuttleworth journey. In summer 2020 the information we collected was exactly the same but we met all of our primary colleagues remotely. This year we will follow guidance, but we are confident that whether we work remotely or not, the needs of all students will be met.
Under normal circumstances new entrants join us for a highly engaging and successful transition week and summer school. If this cannot run, then in their place we will share varied information and activities to ensure new Year 6 students soon feel like the Shuttleworth family. We also will offer tours during the summer holidays for those families who will need some extra support for a smooth transition.
The transition process does not end in September, as they will be supported throughout Year 7 by Miss. Southern – and Mr. Turner will be there too! Our new Year 7 students will be in forms with fellow students from their primaries where possible to help them settle quickly.
At Shuttleworth we’re proud of our transition process, and how quickly our year 7 students settle in; this year will be no different.
Hello, we’re Mr. Turner & Miss Roach, Shuttleworth’s transition team. As a Pastoral Leader responsible for transition and Transition Lead respectively, we work closely with feeder primaries to get to know your child before they even start in Year 7. We liaise directly with your child’s class teacher and will share a range of key information and activities with you.
When your child starts in Year 7, they will have Miss. Southern as their pastoral leader, and Mr. Al-Khatab (Head of Science & Assistant Headteacher) will be their SLT (Senior Leadership Team) link.
Questions or concerns? Contact us:
- General enquiries: email@example.com
- Miss. Roach, firstname.lastname@example.org, Transition Lead & Assistant Headteacher
- Mr. Turner, email@example.com, Transition & Pastoral Leader (Year 8 2020-21, Year 9 2021-22)
- Miss. Southern, firstname.lastname@example.org, Pastoral Leader (Year 11 2020-21, Year 7 2021-22)
- Mr. Al-Khatab, email@example.com, Head of Science& Assistant Headteacher