Year 6 Transition

Welcome and meet the team!

Welcome to Kettlethorpe High School!

Moving from primary school to Kettlethorpe High School is an exciting time and one we hope you are looking forward to. We are working closely with your primary school and Year 6 teacher to collect the information we need to ensure your transition to Kettlethorpe High School is as smooth as possible.

We hope that this within this section of our school website, you will find lots of information that will help you prepare for your learning journey and help you to feel confident that you know more about the next steps. We hope you find this information useful and look forward to showing you what your new school has to offer.

Mrs V Shute – Transition Lead Mrs V Shute
Transition Lead
Ms Hudson-Frost - KS3 Leader Ms S Hudson-Frost
Key Stage 3 Leader
Mr G Mellor Mr G Mellor
Assistant Headteacher: Behaviour, Pupil Support and Safeguarding
Mrs Mel Mumby - Senior Leader for SEND and Inclusion Mrs M Mumby
Assistant Headteacher: SEND and Inclusion
Mrs E Del Grande - SEMH Coordinator Mrs E Del Grande
SEMH Coordinator
Ms P Bell Ms P Bell
KS3 Team

Contact information: email transition@nullkettlethorpe.wakefield.sch.uk for any queries or questions.

Preparing for Year 7

We hope you are excited and looking forward to starting Year 7 with us at Kettlethorpe High School. Over the summer term, Mrs Shute will be visiting you at your primary school and delivering a transition booklet, the information in this will help you settle in and get to know your form tutor and other pupils in your form.

Have a look at our Transitions FAQs – you may find that they answer some of the queries you have.

How can parents and carers help?

Making that leap from primary to secondary school is exciting, but can be daunting at the same time. There are a few things you as parents and carers could make a start on at home, to make that transition a little less scary.

· As part of your daily exercise, practice the journey to and from school, biking or walking, deciding the best route to take, and become familiar and confident with this.

· Become familiar with a meeting place for getting picked up after school if necessary. We have over 1500 pupils at school, so meeting a little bit further away from the main site will be best.

· Practice a morning routine; getting up, washed and dressed, having breakfast and making sure they have everything they need. Promoting this independence will really help when starting school.

· Practice budgeting for lunches if your child will be having a school dinner. Have a look at this year’s meal choices and price list together.

· Talk to your child about things they are excited about, but also things they may be nervous or worried about. Reassure them, there are another 359 pupils feeling exactly the same and it is OK to feel like this.