Dear Parents and Carers,
I write to you as a follow up to my previous correspondence about transition arrangements in preparation for September. Transition Planning Further to the government announcement on Sunday the 9th of May we are continuing to work with our feeder primary schools in the lead up to the summer holidays. We have so far gathered smooth transition forms from most of them (or requested them if they have not yet been returned) completed by the year 6 teachers who know your child best. These documents provide us with valuable information in order to plan for their move to secondary school. If your child has been identified as having special educational needs, these plans are informing our draft support plan of which you will be asked to contribute to in the next few weeks.
Our uniform suppliers have had problems with their internet site and so the process of ordering free school uniform items alongside additional items has been complicated by social distancing rules. This would normally take place in person at our pop up shop and open events. To solve this problem we have created THIS simple form which we kindly ask you to complete by following the link no later than Monday 1st June. This will allow us to order all free items on your behalf. They will be delivered to your house. Additional items and those not covered in the basic package can then be ordered by yourselves via their website. If you have already purchased items from their site and paid for them please provide proof of purchase and if they are on the list of ‘free’ garments, we will be happy to reimburse you.
If you are receiving this letter by post and not email please send an email to email@example.com in order for us to update your details, and so you can complete the order form for uniform. Please state the name of your child and their feeder primary school along with your contact details. It is vital we hold up to date contact details for you to ensure you do not miss important information. This includes home and mobile numbers, email addresses and postal address.
Houses & PE Kits
Your child has been allocated a Durham Federation House and they will receive a notification about this in the post. They can find more information about these houses on the school website. We have already shared this information with our uniform suppliers so they know which colour PE logo to supply (Yellow for Heap, Red for Redgrave and Green for Tinkler).
Transition Visits & Preparation
We are hoping that the announcement for Year 6 students to return to school from the 1st of June will mean we can visit them in their primary settings and where possible, organise visits to our site. These will be subject to social distancing guidelines and health and safety risk assessments. In any case, they will receive a learning pack and welcome video link from us in the Summer term.
We will write to you again about this in the coming weeks. We will continue to share regular updates with you via email and on the school website. You can find these in the ‘joining us’ section. If you have any other questions or queries please do not hesitate to contact us via firstname.lastname@example.org
Ali Jamieson Deputy Headteacher