We will use this webpage to help you get to know the school. Below are a series of resources for both you and your carers to help you become more familiar with the school and covering a range of aspects of school life. Our Year 7s have created some resources to support your transition and there is some additional information about transition in general.You will also be able to access electronic copies of information letters that have been sent out.
Year 6 new entrants' evening presentation
Top 5 tips if you are starting a new school
Transition into Year 7 can be a really challenging time for both students and their parents/carers! Our NHS Emotional Wellbeing Support Team will be facilitating several workshops over the summer holidays aimed at parents of primary school aged children who will be making the move up into secondary school. We would like to promote these to help support a successful transition to us at Dane Court. Sessions of interest might be the Starting Secondary School workshop that will be run twice, Understanding Anxiety workshop, and the Resilience workshop (see links below).
- pdf Understanding anxiety workshop (25 July 2023) (1.66 MB)
- pdf Understanding Resilience workshop (8 August 2023) (1.68 MB)
- pdf Starting Secondary School workshop (16 August 2023) (197 KB)
- pdf Starting Primary School workshop (22 August 2023) (1.68 MB)
Transition Video produced by the Anna Freud Charity
Podcasts made by Year 7
Listen to our podcasts made for the Year 6s joining us in September on the reality of life at Dane Court.
Managing transition videos
Here are some really useful videos produced by Childnet to help young people make a smooth transition from primary to secondary. Videos cover issues such as having a first phone, group chats, and handling friend and follower requests.
Catching the bus to school
Stagecoach South East has created a useful video and leaflets for year 6 students intending to use the bus to travel to and from school:
Previous transition videos/slides made during covid
These were made during the covid pandemic. You may still find them useful.