It is with great pleasure that we welcome your child on the start of their journey with us at Chorlton High School. We are delighted that you have entrusted us with their continued education and promise that we will do all that we possibly can to ensure that they have a successful and rewarding time with us.
Along with Ms Jordan and Ms Mitchell, our Transition Team, we have been working hard, planning for a smooth and successful transition for our new students from Year 6 into Year 7. All our staff assigned to the transition process are very experienced in supporting new students and know the school well.
Our hope was that all transition events would still take place and we would continue to plan to have our transition as normal; however, in the current climate, you will understand that we may need to make some changes. We still hope to have an opportunity for our new students to be able to visit the school in July, but we await further guidance from the Department for Education and the Local Authority in respect of this. We will let you know what we can do as soon as we have confirmed this.
We want you to know that we are absolutely committed to supporting all our new students to feel ready for the start of High school and to enable this to happen we will now start to support our provision online. As a school we believe strongly in the importance of transition and therefore wanted to create a space on our website that is purely focused on this. We want to make sure you are informed about what is to come and you know where to go to find out information to the many questions you probably have. If we can run some part of transition in person, this will absolutely be our preference and will happen if the circumstances allow. Guidance on transition and resources for transition can be found here on the website and will be continuously updated over the next part of the summer term.
Our transition text is the fantastic book Cosmic by Frank Cottrell-Boyce and we have purchased a copy of this for all of our new students which they will receive soon. To support the reading of the novel we will be releasing videos that will support your child’s Cosmic Journey through the text. These videos will be filmed by key members of the Chorlton High family and will include small subject related tasks that students can complete as part of their reading of the text. These videos will start during the second half of the Summer term and we will tweet you when these have been released. Please follow us @ChorltonHigh on twitter to receive these updates. In September, students will extend this work in each subject for the first few weeks.
One of the key aspects of our usual Transition Day in July, alongside students meeting their fellow year group, is students meeting our staff team and so over the course of the Summer term we will be releasing some videos we have filmed which will include them and some students already at Chorlton High so that your child will get to see them in a virtual capacity. We will also be putting together some videos that will take students around our building and include important day to day information they need to know. For now, please watch the video below to get to know the school a little bit better. Cosmic!