Transition (Year 6 to Year 7)
Goffs staff would like to welcome students to Goffs Academy as they begin a new and exciting chapter in their lives. We are looking foward to you joing the school shortly.
Transferring to secondary school is an important milestone in a student’s life and at Goffs we aim to make this transition as smooth as possible whilst establishing continuity from year 6-7, consistency of approach and challenge.
During June, students will receive a visit from Miss McBride (Director of Learning Year 7/SENCO) & Mrs Pressney (SENCO). They will explain what it is like to be a Goffs student, the expectations and requirements. They will also collect information from your child’s primary school about your child’s progress and attainment.
In the summer term, students in Year 6 will also complete a transition project (a link to this is below), which is designed to bridge the gap between Year 6 and Year 7 and also gives us an opportunity to find out more about your child. We will select the ‘best’ pieces of work and reward students with house points and a lunch with the school Principal, Mr Ellis.
Year 6 to 7 Parent Information Evening - 1st July - Virtual
Please note that parent information evening on the 1st July (6pm-7pm) will be virtual. As we will not be hosting a transition day, please ensure your child is with you during this meeting. The meeing link has been sent to all parents.
Transition Day - 8th July - Cancelled
Unfortunately, due to recent government updates and guidance from Herts for Learning, we will not be able to host a transition day this year. However, all students will/would have met Miss McBride through our primary visits.
Start of Academic Year - 1st September
Year 7 students begin the academic year by having half a day in school with no other students. This allows both the students and staff to meet and spend time together to support the transition process. Students are provided with a tour around the school, receive their timetables and are setup on the schools catering system. This also gives students the opportunity to start building relationships as we also complete some team building activities.