Year 7 Virtual Transition Session
Year 7 Virtual Transition Session
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Frequently Asked Questions
- How do we buy lunch at school?
We use a bio-metric system to allow learners to purchase their lunch from the canteen. Learners can load money onto their account using the two pay-point machines we have in school, or alternatively, parents or carers can load money on o their child's account using ParentPay. Learners who receive free school meals will automatically have their daily amount loaded onto their account and they will purchase their food in the same way. Welsh Government guidelines currently ask that all learners (except those in receipt of free school meals) bring a packed lunch from September.
- Where can we go at break and lunch times?
At break and lunch times, learners will be able to access the yard. Normally, Year 7 would have access to the Quad, however, due to staggered lunch and break times from September, this will not be possible.
- What clubs can we attend?
A full list of extracurricular clubs will be available later in the school year as restrictions due to COVID-19 are lifted. These will include sports, drama and other clubs.
- What lessons do we have at high school?
In Year 7, you will have a range of subjects on your timetable. You will spend just under half of your time with your project teacher in project lessons, and the remainder of your lessons with other members of staff. This will include: project (English, history, geography, RS and classroom-based science), lab-based science, maths, Welsh, French, IT, technology, music and drama.
- How can I find out who my form tutor is?
You will have received a letter or email with your child's form and form tutor's name. More information about form tutors can be found on the form tutor section of this website. Click here to view this.
- Who do I talk to if I have a worry about high school?
The first person you should talk to if you are worried about anything in school is your form tutor. Their main job is the wellbeing of learners in their form. That means they are there to make sure you are happy, healthy, and safe. You can also speak to Mrs Cooper (Head of Year 7), Mr Coughlin (Head of Key Stage 3), or Mrs Evans (Assistant Headteacher/ Designated Safeguarding Lead). You can always speak to all other members of teaching staff and non-teaching staff as they are all very approachable.
- What happens if I get lost?
Don't worry if you get lost in your first few weeks. That is totally understandable. You can follow others in your form as you have all the same lessons together. You can also ask members of staff or other learners for directions to help you.
- What do I do if I don’t have my timetable on me for the day?
If you have forgotten your timetable, you can ask someone in your form what lessons you have that day, speak to your form tutor, or check the timetables posted in main reception or outside the Key Stage 3 office.
- What do I have to wear for uniform in September?
In September, you will be wearing normal school uniform. More information can be found on the uniform section of this website. Click here for more information.
- What should I bring with me in my bag to school?
You should come equipped and prepared for the day. In your bag (which should be big enough to carry all your equipment), you should have your pencil case with stationery, your AR reading book, and your PE kit if it's a PE day. We ask that for September, you bring your own scientific calculator to minimise sharing of resources. Click here for more information.
- Can I ride my bike to school?
You can ride your bike to school. We have bike sheds for learners to lock their bikes up during the school day. You will need to provide your own bike lock. These bike sheds are locked during the day. We ask that all learners are careful and safe on their way to school and that parents/carers provide learners with a helmet if they ride their bikes to school.
- What do we do in form time?
In form time, we do a range of activities. Firstly, we take the resister, check what lessons we have for the day and check uniform. We also do activities based on literacy, numeracy, and silent reading. We also have assemblies. In September, these may be recorded and broadcast into form rooms to minimise movement around the school. This is also a time to speak to your form tutor if you have any concerns for the day.
- Can I meet my form tutor?
Unfortunately, due to COVID-19 restrictions, it is not possible to meet your form tutor until September; however, you can find out more information about them on the form tutor section of this website. Click here to view this information.