Good communication with parents/carers detailing the transition process - we include a friendship form which gives children the opportunity to tell us in their own words, what their strengths and interests are, what they are looking forward to and to name a few students who are also moving to The Buckingham School in order that we can create tutor groups. Friendship. In cases where your child is the only one from a school, we partner them up with children with similar circumstances and interests.
Visiting your child's school - we work closely with the primary schools and would under normal circumstances arrange to meet every student who will be joining us in September. As part of the transition team, former students from the primary school join us for the school visit.
Welcome Packs - we deliver to primary schools or send directly home welcome packs (including admission forms/consent forms) for completion.
Under normal circumstances, we hold two-day Induction Days. The dates are Tuesday 7 July and Wednesday 8 July. As soon as we know when schools will re-open, we will be communicating with all families outlining our plans to welcome all our new students to The Buckingham School. Our Induction Days are traditionally a very exciting and enjoyable experience for all. The days are all about students getting to know their new classmates, experiencing lessons and meeting their new Form Tutor. Students will have been assigned to their tutor groups and will stay in that group for the two days and beyond into secondary school life.
Again, under normal circumstances, parents and carers, along with their children, are invited to an evening event on the evening of Tuesday, 7 July from 5.30pm to 7pm. A letter outlining the format for the Induction Programme is sent nearer the time.
Extra Support Sessions throughout the Summer term - we work very closely with the primary schools to ensure all children make a smooth transition. We also run sessions throughout the summer term for those children who need extra support with the transition from primary to secondary school.
How we communicate with you?
We truly value effective communication, especially that which exists between school and home.
ParentMail. Our main form of communication to home is via ParentMail. A registration link will be sent to your email address once your child has started with us. Once registered you may wish to download the ParentMail app for ease of viewing.
We send our letters home via ParentMail and also text you with reminders and short messages. Parents’ Evening appointments, trip bookings and locker purchases are all also made through ParentMail therefore it is vital that you register as soon as possible in order to access all of these.
To find out more about ParentMail, click here..