Transition

Welcome to Year 6 Transition Page. This page is to support students, parents/carers and Year 6 teachers with students transition to Homewood School and Sixth Form Centre.

This page will be updated with all the information students need for a successful transition to Homewood. 

Transition Timeline

Wednesday 24th June New Parents Evening Information will go onto the school website
Monday 29th June Online induction week will go onto the school website

News Update 10/06/20

Letter to Parents: https://tenterden-schools-trust.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/06/Letter-to-parents-yr-6-NPE-2020.pdf

  1. We have written a newsletter for students to introduce them to Homewood School. The newsletter includes:
    • Timeline of transition events
    • Transition resources to be used at home or by Primary Schools
    • Pen portraits of key staff
    • A map of the school and virtual tour
    • An introduction to the canteen, school clubs and activities and a typical timetable
    • Various other bits of information
  1. Watch the video made by some Year 7 and 8 students at Homewood explaining many things about the school.

New Parents Evening – Year 6

At New Parents Evening Mr Single would welcome year 6 students and parents/carers to Homewood and Mr Lawson would outline transition plans. We have recorded these presentations, but have adapted the plans for transition this year, as things will have to be a little different.

Below Mr Lawson’s presentation is the New Year 7 Information pack, must of which is discussed in his presentation. We have condensed the information to one side of A4 as shown in Mr Lawson’s presentation this can be downloaded below.

Download: Year 6 Transition Notes and Timeline

Welcome from the Principal – Mr Single

Message from Discovery College Head Girl – Amelia

Transition Plans For Year 6 – Mr Lawson (Head of Discovery College)

 
 

Download: I-college Induction Booklet

I College Welcome and Information – Mrs Farrell (Head of I College)

For students who have opted for I College or would like to find out more.

SEND Information – Miss Stephen (Director of Learning Support)

We hope this goes some way to show the commitment we have as a school to our new cohort and the amazing times that are ahead for Year 6. We have not heard of any other school in the country offer something like this.

All lessons are designed to be completed at school with a teacher or at home with parents/carers. Do a few or do them all, it is up to you.

We do however recommend you watch the welcome messages, attend (virtually) the five-tutor times with Mrs Hayes, assembly with Mr Lawson and the library session. Then of course dip into as many subject lessons as you like.

Enjoy, Year 6 virtual induction week. The website will remain live over the summer break, so there is no need to do it all this week.

We will see you all very soon.

https://sites.google.com/view/hsasfc-virtual-induction-week/

Welcome to the Year 6 Transition SEND page.

This is a link to the main SEND webpage which explains what we do and how we do it: https://tenterden-schools-trust.com/homewood-school/send/

If you would like to contact the SEND department directly please complete the google form linked below and we will get back to you as soon as possible.

Google Contact SEND Form

There is a virtual tour of the SEND department, known as the Hub below:

Below are pictures and descriptions of staff that will support students in their transition to Homewood.

Other resources

Worries – advice from current students Link to Resource
Pupil voice anxiety booklet Link to Resource
Transition Booklet Link to Resource
Transition Top Tips Link to Resource
Old School New School Link to Resource
Social Story Link to Resource

We would love to see any of the above activities which have been completed by students – please send any photographs or copies of completed transition work to Miss Stephen via l.stephen@Homewood.kent.sch.uk