Here are our plans so far for transition 2022. We are very much looking forward to working with you and your child. The next few months will fly by and so to help you with your planning please see a breakdown of how we aim to support your child to make the move to Launceston College.
Year 6 transition visits to all Primary Schools. Slides can also be shared as a follow up resource – Mrs Rash, Heads of House plus some student House leaders will be involved in the visits.
Detailed academic, pastoral and SEN information will be gathered on students via Google Form and conversations with primary staff. This information helps us to build the tutor groups.
Summer term 2022
Visits to meet Year 5 and parents – to include current KS3 students (where possible from the same Primary School).
This is a chance for students in Year 5 and their parents to get to know College staff and hear about what we have to offer.
Transition materials sent to schools – part of the literary canon.
All students in Year 6 to receive a free copy of a text delivered by College staff. This year we chose Philp Pullman’s Clockwork as the text.
Resources will be available on the College website for schools and parents to use.
Small school’s morning
Students transitioning from a small primary school or where they are perhaps the only student coming from that school will be invited in to visit the College, have a tour and meet other Year 6 students. Date to be confirmed.
Numeracy transition materials sent to schools
Video tour of the College
Additional tours of the College for students who require an ‘enhanced transition’
Welcome packs sent to parents and notification of House and tutor group, to include 6-7 Information Booklets and all necessary forms.
Transition Days Monday 18th and Tuesday 19th July 2022
2 days spent in College where students get to experience being part of the College and being taught in their tutor groups.
We plan to run our very successful Summer School for all Year 6 students transitioning to Launceston College
Monday 15th – Friday 19th August 2022
This is a week of fun and practical learning that helps get your child ready to start at College. In the past the week has included some English, maths, science, PE/drama and some adventurous learning. More details to follow
Autumn term 1
Tutor programme and transition work with tutors – A Journey of Exploration.
Students will explore the idea of community, learning to work together to develop a sense of belonging to their tutor group, House and the College. They are helped to prepare for their time at College. This work is ongoing across Year 7 culminating in a residential experience in the Summer term of Year 7.
Year 7 Parent Information Evening – date to be confirmed