Year 6 Primary transition to The Telford Langley School
At The Telford Langley School, we recognise that the move to secondary school is a major and memorable event in a young person’s life. We aim to make the transition journey an enjoyable and informative experience. We know that it can be an anxious time and it is important to us that we prepare each young person fully so that they settle in quickly when they join us in September.
Once a year 6 student has gained a place at The Telford Langley School for September, the process of preparing for induction will begin.
In June, Mrs Evans, our Head of Primary Transition will visit our main feeder schools. Additionally a representative from The Telford Langley School will visit the remaining feeder schools that have students transferring to us.
During these meetings, Mrs Evans will meet with Year 6 teachers in the primary schools to discuss academic levels, attendance at school and social and behavioural development. If it is apparent that individual students are very anxious about the transition or have any special requirements, an additional visit to The Telford Langley School can be arranged.
In July, all Year 6 students will be invited to spend two transition days at The Telford Langley School, where they will meet their Tutor Group and experience a selection of Year 7 style lessons. This valuable experience helps the students to understand the expectations of secondary school.
During the transition days our Peer Mentors will be supporting the Year 6 students as they move around school between lessons and will be on hand during break and lunch to offer their support.
At the end of the first transition day, parents will be invited to attend an Information Evening at The Telford Langley School to explain the transition process in more detail.
The purpose of the transition days is to provide a fun and informative experience so that students and parents feel fully prepared for the big step in September and can relax and enjoy the summer holidays!
Throughout the first term, House staff and tutors will support the students through tutor activities and assemblies. Gradually students form new friendships and become fully integrated into the life of the school. During the second half term, parents will be invited to attend the Year 7 Parents evening, where they will have an opportunity to talk to tutors, pastoral leaders and subject teachers.
Key Dates for admission to The Telford Langley School for the intake September 2019.
1st March 2019 - Parents will be notified which school their child has been allocated.
By 15th March – Unsuccessful applicants can ask the Local Authority to reconsider the school their child has been offered at the Review stage.
5th April 2019 – Deadline for families to return appeal forms to their chosen secondary school. For an appeal form for The Telford Langley School click here.
May 2019 – Appeals will be heard by an Independent Panel arranged by Telford and Wrekin School Admissions.
8th and 9th July - Year 6 students will be invited to visit The Telford Langley School.
8th July, 6pm – Parents will be invited to join their child at the Parents Information Evening.
Tuesday 3rd September, 8.25am – New Year 7 Students will start at The Telford Langley School.
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How do I find my way around the school?
You will have a map and your timetable will show which room your lesson will be taught. Staff and students will always be around to help you to find your way around school.
Who will help me if I have a problem at school?
Everybody at The Telford Langley school is helpful and will listen to you if you have a concern. You will be placed in a Tutor Group with a Form Tutor who you will see every day during Tutor Time. You will also belong to a House and will have access to your Head of House, Assistant Head of House and a Student Support Officer. Your subject Teachers will also be happy to answer any questions you might have or deal with any problems. We also have students who act as Peer Mentors, School Prefects and Anti-Bullying Ambassadors.
Where do we keep our school books and PE kit at school?
You can buy a locker for a refundable deposit of £10. Once you have paid your deposit you will be able to keep it until you leave school in year 11. You can keep your books and PE kit in there.
What are the rules about mobile phones?
You are allowed to have your mobile phone as long as they are switched off during lessons. You can use your phone in the Heart Space during breaks and lunch. Using your mobile phone during lesson time will result in an after school detention.
What clubs can I attend after school?
The Telford Langley School has a full enrichment programme that you will be able to get involved with from hockey and football clubs, to science club or choir. We also have a homework club and access to the library after school.
Will I get homework?
Yes! There are independent learning projects available on the school website. Teachers will also set a combination of online learning through SAM learning and other activities linked to developing skills, knowledge and understand.
What is a Form Tutor?
A Form Tutor is a teacher in charge of your Tutor Group and will look after you for your 5 years at The Telford Langley School.
What is a detention?
A detention is a sanction you are given for not following the rules. At The Telford Langley school we promote good behaviour and follow a consequence system to manage poor behaviour.
Will I be with my friends?
Teachers form your primary school will advise The Telford Langley School about friendships and where possible we try to keep friends together. However, if you are not with your friends, don’t worry as you will soon make new friends and still see your other friends at break and lunch times and when you’re not in your tutor group.
Will I be allowed to take off my blazer?
Good question! Normally Teachers will have no objection to you taking off your blazer in the classroom, but you have to ask. When walking around school blazers must always be worn. In the summer months, when the weather is hot the Headteacher makes the decision to allow us to take off our blazers and ties.
What will I have for my lunch at school?
The school canteen is open for breakfast before school starts, at break time and at lunch and serves a selection of hot and cold food and snacks.
Where can we eat in school?
You can eat breakfast, break snacks and lunch in the school canteen, also called the Heart Space or outside on the picnic benches in the courtyard.
What equipment will I need to bring to school?
You will need to bring a school bag, as well as a pencil, black or blue pen and a ruler. On days when you have PE, you will also be required to bring your full PE kit into school.