We recognise that the move from year 4 into year 5 is a big step and can often harbour some anxieties; both for the children joining us but also the parents. As a result we have developed a robust transition program that lets those children joining us in year 5 experience school life at Ferndown Middle before they arrive in September. It is mixture of events in their own school where they get to meet some of our teaching team but also events at Ferndown Middle where they get to explore and become familiar with our surroundings.
Information for Parents of children who will be transitioning to Ferndown Middle School in September 2022
I am delighted that you have selected Ferndown Middle for the next stage in your child’s education. We are a warm , welcoming school with a strong emphasis on partnership and community. We are part of the Castleman Academy, a group of 5 schools working together to develop the best education system for the children that attend our schools.
We are committed to making your child’s first experiences of Ferndown Middle entirely consistent with our core values to develop confident and successful learners; to exemplify and cultivate responsible citizens and to inspire children to be aspirational individuals.
We have an excellent transition team and a lot of transition work has already taken place between us and your child’s first school in order to make their move as smooth as possible. We are confident that we can work together at this time to best support your child as they make a successful transition to middle school.
I would like to invite you to attend a Parents’ Evening on Wednesday 22nd June at 7.00pm in our main school hall. The meeting will end at approximately 9.00pm and is organised for parents only.
Your child will be coming to school on Transfer Day on Friday 1st July to meet the other children in their form as well as their Form Tutor.
A welcome letter will be emailed directly to parents before the end of this term, this will include
– a brochure which outlines the main points concerning the aims and organisation of Ferndown Middle School
– links to two online forms for you to complete and submit
– further information on the parent’s evening and;
– further information for transfer day on 1st July.
I look forward to welcoming you to Ferndown Middle.
Mrs G Allen
Meet the New Year 5 Tutors
Transition Evening Tutor Presentation
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