It is our great pleasure to welcome you to Great Sankey High School, where we are looking forward to working with you in supporting your child’s education over the next seven years and encouraging them to Dare for Greatness.
Whilst our Transition Programme may look very different to previous years due to the current Covid-19 pandemic and current restrictions, please be rest assured that our absolute priority is to help support you and your child and alleviate any concerns you may have around transition, as well as gathering as much useful information about your child as possible.
To best support your child’s transition to Great Sankey High School, we have linked resources below from the Starting Secondary School section of the BBC, who have partnered with Young Minds in developing the Find Your Feet project.
There are resources for you to discover with your child, video links to watch together and top tips for your child to support them, especially at this challenging time.
You will also find specific sections and top tips just for parents, as this stage of your child’s education and transition can be equally as daunting for parents!
Starting Secondary School: BBC Bitesize has peer-to-peer advice for students and parents which can be found here: https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/tags/zh4wy9q/starting-secondary-school/1
Young Minds Parent Top Tips: Advice on how to support your child during transition to High School and other times of change or difficulty. https://youngminds.org.uk/starting-a-conversation-with-your-child/tips-for-times-of-change-or-difficulty/
Parents Survival Guide: Parenting isn’t always easy. Although it’s often amazing and rewarding to watch your children grow, and to help them learn to be independent, it can also be really hard work. https://youngminds.org.uk/find-help/for-parents/parents-survival-guide/
Transition Passport: Please complete your Transition Passport with your parent / carer in as much detail as possible.
This information about you will be shared with your Head of House and Form Tutor in preparation for your arrival at GSHS.
The more info we have about you in advance, the easier it is for us to build positive relationships with you and support you in taking your place in Year 7.We look forward to seeing you very soon!
You can access your Transition Passport below:
Due to some technical difficulties, our planned online admissions data collection will now be a paper document which will be posted home to Year 6 families from Monday 15th June. Please also check the Transition Section of our website from Monday for further updates to support your child.
We will be updating this area on a weekly basis with blogs and vlogs from staff and current students to help forge the links between school and home. This will include a virtual tour of the school, video presentations from key staff to welcome you to Great Sankey High School and examples of our Year 7 curriculum and lessons for Year 6 students to engage with and sample what it is like to be a student at Great Sankey High School.
If you have any queries or concerns surrounding your child’s transition to GSHS which you wish to discuss further, please do not hesitate to contact our Transition Team via email at firstname.lastname@example.org