Transferring to Granville in September 2020?                    Parent Transition Guide 2020

Due to the current circumstances surrounding the COVID-19 outbreak, the Transition and Induction process for 2020 will be taking a slightly different path to previous years.

 

Year 6 Parents' Evening - Tuesday 30th June, 7.00 pm

Year 6 Parents' Evening (via Zoom) on Tuesday 30th June. Whilst there will not be an opportunity to ask questions in this forum, we would like to take questions from you in advance. Please do take this opportunity to pose your questions to us using this link: Year 6 Parents’ Evening Q&A.  Questions must be submitted by 3.00 pm on Thursday 25th June. Following the evening, there will be a further opportunity to raise additional questions. 

As part of our Transition process we would like to invite all Year 6 parents/carers with children transferring to Granville in September to fill in a questionnaire about their child, which includes opportunities for parents to inform us about their child, including concerns and worries, as well as interests and successes. Please click on link: Year 6 Questionnaire 

Year 6 students, we would like to invite you to join your new Year groups "Showbie" page. You will have the opportunity to ask key staff questions. We will be adding tasks, challenges and videos to aid your transition. Please click on the link: Showbie instructions  

We are extremely proud to welcome you and your family to Granville Academy. We appreciate this time must be very confusing and stressful for all concerned, especially the young people in Year 6. Some being able to return to their Primary, while others have not. This type of ending of your Primary education must seem unfair and confusing. The fear of moving on to the next phase of a child's education is a challenging one for most students in any given year, but this year we acknowledge that this will be more challenging and stressful, with more anxious students that are traditionally seen. Please be assured that we are working as hard as we can to reduce fears and anxieties.

All parents were sent transfer applications forms after the traditional Easter break. The forms can be found here: Student Data Form and Eligibility Checking Form.

Parental voice is an important part of our Transition work, and although this is not the same format as previous years, we would like to invite all parents/carers to complete our Year 6 Questionnaire 

If your child has identified SEND, email contact will be made from our SEND team.

As we are keenly aware that students will be concerned about the changes and challenges of moving on. We have shared the following links to support students with those fears and worries. Feedback from a number of the Year 6 students suggests that these have been really useful.

BBC Bitesize videos  https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/tags/zh4wy9q/starting-secondary-school/1

Young minds https://youngminds.org.uk/resources/school-resources/find-your-feet-transitioning-to-secondary-school/ General tips and support on how to find our feet. The videos are from Year 6's and Year 7's across the country talking about their fears and suggestions on how to make friends.

BBC series “our school which is all around following students new to Y7. https://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episodes/b06vrs3y/our-school

 

We have set up a Showbie group for Year 6 with various activities and exercises.

Each week a bulletin is shared to summarise questions asked and the new activities and competitions available.  Each bulletin is below:

Bulletin 1 - 11th May 2020

Bulletin 2 - 18th May 2020

Bulletin 3 - 1st June 2020

Bulletin 4 - 8th June 2020

Bulletin 5 - 15th June 2020

Bulletin 6 - 22nd June 2020

Bulletin 7 - 6th July 2020

Please be assured that we have been liaising with all our feeder primary schools and have the information that we need about your child. We are currently working with all the feeder schools to arrange Zoom meetings with children from their school. Information about these will be shared by the primary school.

We hope all Year 6 students and their parents/carers find Showbie and this page useful. Please keep checking this section of the website as we will be updating it frequently. Please be rest assured, we are planning carefully for the start of the autumn term.

About Us

The Academy office is open Monday - Friday 8:00am to 5:00pm during term time.

Tel: 01283 216765 

email: office.granville@deferrerstrust.com 

Principal: Mrs Michelle Oliphant

Chair of Governors: Mr Declan Royston-Webb 

SENCO: Mrs Naomi Hill