Information pack for new Year 7 parents and carers
We wish a very warm welcome to the Year 7 class of September 2021! We are sorry that we cannot see you all in person, but we hope the following information and presentations provide you with a full understanding of the events for you this term and what to expect in September.
Tuesday 6 July: Meet Your Form Tutor Teams Meeting, 4.30-5.00pm. Mrs Mayes, Head of Year 7 will send details closer to the time.
Thursday 2 September: first day of school for Year 7 and Year 12 only ; all other year groups start on Friday 3 September. This replaces the taster day that was planned for this term that cannot take place in a meaningful way due to extended restrictions.
Videos and presentations for you all to watch
Mrs Horstrup's Managing the Transition to Secondary School video https://youtu.be/wuNGriyKw2A
Mrs Mayes' Welcome to Year 7 at RMGS video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sEx6tOOa2RE
Jo Mitchell-Hill, wellbeing advisor, walks you through transition to secondary school https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-IOzAq8aeTo
After a very difficult year with covid and 'normal' transition days being limited, it is understandable that some children, and parents, may feel anxious with the start of secondary school. As exciting as it is, there are also big changes with this new adventure. This video will discuss some of the common worries for both children and parents and give tips on how to help you both navigate the transition so it can be as smooth and hassle free as possible.
Useful links referenced in Mrs Horstrup's presentation
- The Teenage Brain
- Study Apps
- Online Safety
- Time Away From Tech
- Anna Freud – We All Have Mental Health
- RMGS – Care & Guidance
- Uniform https://schooltime.co.uk/ and https://www.towersports.net/.
To links to other useful documents are below:
Moodle and Edulink One information. You will receive logins from firstname.lastname@example.org at the beginning of September. Check your junk mail if you haven't seen anything. If you are sure you've not received anything please email the Moodle address @ rmgs.
Bus to School
If you wish your child to use the 'school' bus this is run by an external company and as such, nothing to do with the school. Therefore, you should call ASD Coaches on 01634 726412 to enquire.
Aerial video of school
Year 7 tour