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Thomas Middlecott Academy

Thomas Middlecott Academy seeks to broaden the horizons of each and every student, helping them to achieve at the highest level both academically and through their talents outside the classroom.

Transition

Transition process

The transition between primary school and secondary school can be daunting for young people and their parents. At Thomas Middlecott Academy we do all that we can to make this process smooth by getting to know each student as well as possible during the months before term begins in September. From the student's first visit to their induction days in July we stay in touch and can help with any issues, questions or worries that the child or parent has. We visit the young people in their primary school and speak to their teachers, we look at their work and really get a picture of what we can do to make the students feel that moving on to secondary school is part of a continuation of their education rather than a completely new set of experiences and challenges.

Tutor Grouping

Students are placed into a tear 7 tutor group, each tutor group is attached to one of the four houses- Fen, Holland, Lincoln, and Pilgrim. All Year 7 Form Tutors take responsibility for their students and are the first port of call between home and school; they are the person who will have daily contact with students and set the standard for the day ahead in partnership with parents. They will aim to ensure all students are fully prepared to learn and progress within the academy.

Fen

Fen Year 7 Form Tutor 2020

Holland

Holland Year 7 Form Tutor 2020

Pilgrim

Lincoln

Our Transition Process

  • Year 7 team visit Primary schools
  • Transition evening for parents
  • Parental drop in sessions
  • Junior school sports events held at TMA
  • SEN Transition morning
  • Transition day/s
  • Summer holiday preparation tasks
  • Year 7 Form Tutors and Key workers
  • Settling In Parents’ Evening
  • Progress Parents’ Evening

A dedicated team that will be available to answer any questions you may have throughout the transition period and beyond.

Summer Term 2020

Some of our traditional methods of supporting our Year 6 students to make the transition to secondary school may take a slightly different form this year due to the current situation. We are firmly committed though to ensuring that anxieties and concerns regarding transition are minimal. We are utilising a range of technologies to get to know our students, to ‘visit’ our feeder primary schools and colleagues and to provide a range of transition experiences and activities.

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Uniform

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Pumpkin Challenge

Transition Letters

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Transition Documents

Summer Work Packs

View document transition/transition_-_english_.pdf

View document transition/transition_-_mathematics.pdf

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