Getting to Know you
This section aims to reassure you that the teachers in your new school have tried to find out as much as they can about you before you start.
We don’t know everything but…
Before you leave your Primary School, your Year 6 teachers will have met Mrs Healey (Assistant Headteacher) to exchange information and to discuss you and every other student who will be starting with you.
The sort of things they talk about include not only how good you are in various subjects but things which tell them about you as a person; your attitude, friendships, interests and so on. This all helps Mrs Healey put you in the most suitable tutor group, and makes sure that you get the most out of your first days at secondary school.
You must write down a maximum of three friends that you would like to be in the same tutor group with. You must write down their full name and the primary school they attend. It is very important to remember that you may not be with all three friends but you will definitely be with at least one friend.
Secondary School Life
This section tells you some of the things you need to know before you move schools and immediately after starting. It also tries to reassure you about some of the issues that often worry new students until they get used to things.
During the summer term before you arrive
Mrs Healey (Assistant Headteacher) will have visited your Primary School and will have had the opportunity to meet with you to find out what you are all like and to give you a chance to meet them and ask any questions you may have.
You will be invited to visit your new school on Tuesday 5th July 2016 for Intake Day. As part of your day you will meet your new tutor.
You will also spend the day in your new form and you will have the opportunity to see the school at work and take part in some lessons. Please bring writing equipment and a notebook for this visit. You will get a letter explaining all this after Easter.
You and your parents will also be invited to visit your new school on Intake Evening, Tuesday 5th July 2016. They will have the chance to meet your tutor and members of the year team and find out more about starting at Tytherington.
The First Days
Finding your way around the school and learning its routines will be one of your main tasks during the first few days.
On the first day of school only Year 7, 12 & 13 will be in school. You will spend the first day in your tutor group taking part in activities to get to know the school and each other better.
During the first week, you will be escorted by older pupils to your lessons and there will be extra people around at break, lunch times and after school for the first week or so to help all Year 7 children during this settling in period.
You will also receive a welcome booklet which has all the answers to they key questions you may have and map of the school to help you find you way around.
Frequently Asked Questions
What is this Section About?
At this stage, as you start thinking more and more about changing schools, you will probably begin wondering about all sorts of aspects of the change.
We have tried to think of some the questions that many of you might want to ask, but you will probably have plenty more of your own.
While we cannot possibly hope to answer every single question on this web site, if you think of a question that you think everyone would like to have answered, click on the button below to e-mail it to us.
If we agree that it is something everyone should know about, then we’ll add the question and an answer to this page.
Frequently Asked Questions
Q: What happens if….?
A: Well, it all depends….
What do I do if I am lost?
- Come to the year offices located in the refectory. All year 7 pupils will be presented with a welcome pack, which includes a map to help them find their way around school.
What do I do if I am ill?
- If you feel ill during the day then you need permission from your class teacher to go to the year office in the refectory.
- If you are ill before starting school, your parents/guardian need to contact your year office and inform school that you will not be attending school.
What do I do if I need the toilet?
- You need to try and use the toilet before school and during break and lunch time. If you really need to use the toilet during lesson time then you need to ask permission from your class teacher who will sign your planner.
What do I do if I lose my dinner card?
- You will still be able to get lunch on that day but you will need to see Mr Salt in the refectory who will issue you with a new card. A replacement card will cost £1.50.
Transition Events 2016/17
|Tuesday 11th October 2016||Year 5 workshop||9am-2.30pm||Year 5|
|Tuesday 18th October 2016||Play in a Day||9am-2.30pm||Year 5|
|Tuesday 8th November 2016||CSI Forensics||9am-12pm||Year 6|
|Tuesday 15th November 2016||Year 5 workshop||9am-2.30pm||Year 5|
|Tuesday 22nd November 2016||CSI Forensics||9am-12pm||Year 6|
|Tuesday 6th December 2016||Most able Creative Writing Masterclass||9am-2.30pm||Year 6|
|Tuesday 10th January 2017||Art Workshop||9am-2.30pm||Year 5|
|Tuesday 17th January 2017||Play in a Day||9am-2.30pm||Year 5|
|Tuesday 24th January 2017||Year 5 workshop||9am-2.30pm||Year 5|
|Tuesday 28th February 2017||Year 5 workshop||9am-2.30pm||Year 5|
|Tuesday 7th March 2017||Science Festival||9am-4.30pm||Year 5/6|
|Tuesday 14th March 2017||Year 5 workshop||9am-2.30pm||Year 5|
|Tuesday 21st March 2017||Are you the next Fashion Designer?||9am-2.30pm||Year 5|
|Tuesday 4th April 2017||Year 5 workshop||9am-2.30pm||Year 5|
|Tuesday 25th April 2017||Maths Challenge||9am-2.30pm||Year 6|
|Tuesday 16th May 2017||Year 5 Workshop||9am-2.30pm||Year 5|
|Tuesday 23rd May 2017||Year 5 Workshop||9am-2.30pm||Year 5|
|Tuesday 6th June 2017||Extra Transition workshop||9.15am-11am||Year 6|
|Tuesday 13th June 2017||Year 5 Workshop||9am-2.30pm||Year 5|
|Wednesday 14th June 2017||Extra Transition workshop||9.15am-11am||Year 6|
|Wednesday 21st June 2017||Year 5 Open Morning||9.15am-13.30pm||Year 5|
|Wednesday 21st June 2017||Year 6 Afternoon Tea||4.30pm-6pm||Year 6|
|Friday 23rd June 2017||Year 5 ‘Circus’ Transition Day||9am-2.30pm||Year 5|
|Wednesday 28th June 2017||Year 5 Open Morning||9.15am-13.30pm||Year 5|
|Wednesday 28th June 2017||Parent Information Evening|
|Monday 3rd July 2017||Year 6 Taster Day||9am-2.30pm||Year 6|
|Tuesday 4th July 2017||Year 6 Taster Day||9am-2.30pm||Year 6|
|Friday 7th July 2017||Primary Languages Festival||9am-12.30pm||Year 6|