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 A welcome message to Year 6 Students from Mr Pritchard, Headteacher and 

Miss Dean, Assistant Headteacher responsible for Year 6-7 transition.

 

 

March 2021

Dear Parents and Carers,

We are delighted that your child has been offered a place at Pewsey Vale School for September 2021 and we would like to take this opportunity to welcome you and your family into our community.  We have set up a page on our main school website in order to aid the transition process. We have recorded a welcome video for you to watch and you will also find a copy of this letter.  Over the coming months, we will regularly update this page with all the relevant information relating to your child starting school with us in September.  In order to communicate with you effectively, we would like your email address and contact number so that we can keep in contact with you and would appreciate you clicking on the relevant link on this webpage to upload your contact details for us.

As a school, we aim to support both you and your child through the process of transition to make it as smooth as possible. We currently find ourselves in unusual times and, having not been able to run our Open Evening last year in its usual format, appreciate that you have not been able to visit our school.  If you have any pressing questions before accepting your child’s place, we will be holding a series of telephone appointments with our Senior Leadership Team who will be more than happy to talk to you and answer any queries. These calls will take place during the first 2 weeks of March.  Please contact our main school office on 01672 565000 if you would like to make an appointment.

In order to aid transition, we intend to provide the following programme:

  • End of April - an online admissions and information form will be sent to all parents which we would ask you complete for your child/ren.  We use this as an opportunity to offer you a chance to share useful information with us about your child so that we are able to best support them from the moment you join us. 
  • End of May - we will be sending out a complete transition pack with a wealth of information regarding our school to guide you during this period including a student activity pack.

As we are still unsure of what restrictions will still be in place by the end of June, it is difficult for us to predict what the coming months will involve. Usually, we would visit all students in their primary schools so that we can find out about them and answer any questions or address any concerns that they have. However, as things stand we are unclear of whether we will be able to do any visits in person or if we can hold a Transition Day in school for all new students.  It may be that we have to hold these events virtually. Therefore, during the summer term we will endeavour to make regular contact with you and your child to find out about them and support them in preparing for joining us.

As in previous years we will also try to facilitate enhanced transition for students identified with Special Educational Needs to ensure that they feel confident for their first day in Year 7.

Further details will be sent out to you, once all school places have been accepted via Wiltshire Council.

We wish your child the very best over the coming months and look forward to them joining us for Year 7.

Yours faithfully

 

Mr N Pritchard                                                                  Miss C Dean
Head Teacher                                                                    Assistant Head Teacher                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 

 

                                          

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