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Year 7 Transition
We firmly believe that education is a partnership between pupils, parents and teachers working together to maximise success. This section of the website is designed to showcase the broad range of activities and opportunities available to the students of Kinver High School and Sixth Form. We are confident that the time the students spend with us at Kinver High School will be successful and happy.
Reassuringly, our priorities are clear as to what makes a successful school.
Pupils need to feel safe and happy
Pupils should be fully engaged and immersed into a wide range of learning activities
Opportunities should be provided both in and out of the classroom
All pupils, regardless of ability, should be given every opportunity to achieve their full potential
At Kinver High School I firmly believe the level of support students receive in terms of pastoral care is excellent. All tutor groups benefit from having two dedicated form tutors who will be a stable contact offering guidance to students throughout their time at Kinver High. The tutors are in turn supported by a Head of House and overseen by the Senior Leadership Team.
Our dedicated Inclusion Suite is run by a team of Pastoral Support officers and allows students to access further support as and when required and can, if necessary, liaise with external agencies for enhanced support in a variety of areas. Our SEND Team, together with the ‘Den’ provide an additional bespoke learning space for those students who need additional support with their learning and development.
Our students have access to an exceptional peer support network called the ‘Worry Warriors’. This comprises of a group of highly committed and personable Year 9 students who have received specialist training from CAMHS and are line managed by our SENCO Mrs Clarke. These students provide an alternative support network for new and current students through a series of informal drop-in sessions and by their attachment to all Year 7 form groups.
Kinver High School also benefits from a Prefect system of Year 11 students as well as some mentoring from Sixth Form students.
Coming Soon and New for September 2020 – Kinver Grange
We are currently constructing Kinver High’s very own mini farm in the garden quad of the Old School block featuring, a Guinea Pig Village, free ranging chickens and a self-grow vegetable patch. This will support the mental health and well-being of our students, as well as offering students the opportunity to learn and care for the animals, gain a better understanding of self-sustainability and acquire an appreciation of the location of the school, in the centre of a rural village.
Our guinea pigs will also become Literacy Reading Buddies and provide a weekly listening ear, for many of our students to practise and further develop their reading skills.
Choosing the right secondary school for your child is one of the most important decisions which a family has to make. In order to further assist you with this process, Kinver High School holds an annual Open Day at the end of September. This years Open Morning is scheduled for Saturday 26th September
During the morning, the school will showcase the broad range of subjects which are available to students throughout the Key Stages and there will be:
A range of interactive lessons will be available for prospective students to participate in.
Informative displays of students’ work
Information on courses
Staff on hand to assist with any questions
Current students offer guided tours and their perspective on school life at Kinver
An address by the Headteacher.
Additionally, we will also offer a number of bookable tours for prospective students and their parents/carers to visit the school during normal school hours following Open Morning. Visitors will be able to see the ‘real’ Kinver High, as we operate on a day to day basis and discover why, we feel that our students are the best ambassadors for our school. Places on these days can be booked on Open Morning or in advance by contacting the school office on 01384 686900.
Transfer procedures to Kinver High School
To assist the transition from primary to secondary education, we hold a New Entrants’ Day. A full programme of lessons is planned and the children will spend the day with their new Tutor Group. This day will give them the opportunity to meet new classmates, learn about routines and gain a greater understanding about what life at Kinver High School will be like. There will also be a chance for your child to reflect on the day and ask any questions that he/she may have. Over a two day period during the summer holidays, we run a Summer School for new Year 7 students.
Moving up to Year 7 does not have to be a daunting time for students and their parents/carers. At Kinver High we go to great lengths to ensure that this transition runs smoothly. The strong pastoral system at the school greatly supports this process by ensuring that each student has two personal tutors in their form groups, as well as support from Heads of House, Pastoral Support Officers, and a number of other Senior Staff.
The size and friendly nature of Kinver High, combined with the aforementioned network ensures a wealth of expertise is on hand to assist students in realising their full potential. We pride ourselves on the fact that each student is valued for who they are and as a school community we readily celebrate our many successes.
Learning Skills Programme
All of the staff at Kinver High School and Sixth Form firmly believe that education should not be a transient process which concludes with external examinations at the age of 18 years. In view of this, Kinver High School now incorporates a successful Learning Skills programme into the curriculum for all Year 7 pupils. The programme, which consists of a double teaching period every week, is based around the principles of Personal Learning and Thinking Skills (PLTS) helps to equip students with the skills necessary to become successful, confident lifelong learners.
Contact with teachers and key staff
For general enquiries regarding transition into Year 7 –
Mrs Nina Mouzer – Transition Lead
Year 6 Taster Booklets