Year 6 Transition

Welcome from the Headteacher

I would like to extend a warm welcome to the next Year 7 pupils and parents due to join our community at Brighouse High School. Transition from primary into secondary school marks the beginning of an exciting journey and I am delighted that you have chosen to take that journey with us. For the next five years, perhaps seven if you choose our Sixth Form College, we will work with you to ensure that even though we are all individuals we enjoy success together.

I am sure you know, through researching our school and the Open Evening materials that we are about so much more than just qualifications, important as they are. From the moment our new Year 7 students set foot across the threshold, they will be challenged to push themselves within a warm, caring and supportive environment. We aim to take small steps every day to becoming better at what we do well and work hard to improve those areas in which we feel the need to develop further. At Brighouse High School we are committed to ensuring that the opportunities within and beyond the traditional curriculum are rich and diverse. We will continue to encourage all of our students to become part of our community, to strive for kindness, respect and success, and build on the sense of togetherness which is so important to us and recognised by those who visit us.

We will continue to work hard to make sure that the step up to high school is as smooth as possible and I am pleased to introduce the transition section of our website.

We continue to work closely with our Primary School partners to ensure that we have all the necessary information to plan for our new cohort of children in September.

Our successes are built on a strong partnership between our students, staff and the community and this is the cornerstone on which our future successes will continue to be built.

We look forward to meeting you all soon.

Welcome from the Head of Year

Welcome to Brighouse High School and welcome to Year 7.

As Head of Year, I will be overseeing most aspects of your school life including your wellbeing and academic progress.

Throughout your school life, I will be working closely with your Form Tutors and the Pastoral Team to ensure your time at Brighouse High School is positive and productive.

I am very much looking forward to meeting you all on the transition day and getting to know you.

 

W Yasin

Mr Yasin
Head of Year 7

 

Helping your Child Transition into a New School Environment

Moving on up from primary to secondary school is a very exciting time for your child but under all this excitement there sometimes lie feelings of anxiety and apprehension.

There is so much you can do as parent/carer to support your child manage this transition and minimise any worries or concerns they may have.

The following resources are available on the Internet to support you during this important stage in your child’s life.

 

Website

Description of Resources

 

youngminds.org.uk

This website includes hints and tips on reassuring your child that nerves about starting something new are normal, as is some sadness at leaving familiar things.    It also has practical advice from other parents on how to prepare in advance.

 

 

mentallyhealthyschools.org.uk

This website provides an animation and teacher toolkit to help parents and children with the transition to secondary school.

 

 

Annafreud.org

This website contains a short guide for parents/carers providing tips about how children prepare for transition to secondary school.

 

 

Internetmatters.org

This website contains a short guide for parents/carers who are supporting their child making the switch from primary to secondary school.  It includes important information on the challenges they may face online and how to support them.

Moving On Up Transition Guide
Moving On Up Resources for Students
Meet the Team
Key Dates
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Resources & Support for Parents & Carers

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