Welcome to the Year 6 Transition information page. The information is designed to help you settle into life at Albany. Clicking on the various links which contain information about uniform, homework, how to get around the school and lots more. We would like you to read and understand the information before September so that you know what to expect when you come.
Your parents/carers or primary school teachers may also find this information useful. We hope that you find it helpful and look forward to seeing you in September!
Your Key Staff
There are lots of helpful and friendly staff who can help you settle into life at Albany. They will support and guide you throughout your time in year 7.
Key Stage Manager
Year 7 has their own Key Stage Manager, Year 8 and 9 have a different Key Stage Manager and Year 10 & 11 have their own Key Stage Manager. The Key Stage Manager takes the assembly each week and provides support and help when you need it. The Key Stage Manager may visit your primary school before you come to Albany.
"As Key Stage Manager of year 7 I will be working as part of a team of people who will be responsible for ensuring that new year 7 pupils settle quickly into the school environment at Albany and that the transition into school life is smooth and enjoyable. It is my job to monitor pupil progress through year 7 with regards to daily attendance and academic achievement and to offer guidance and support to enable pupils to reach their full potential whilst in year 7.”
Each Year Group also has a ‘Pastoral Officer,’ for Year 7 this will be Mrs Dever. She has an office in M&E-Block where you can go to if you want some advice or are struggling to settle in at Albany. The Pastoral Officer will help any pupils who have problems outside of school or need extra support when in school. Albany does not tolerate any bullying in school, the Pastoral Officers help to make sure that this does not happen.
Mrs Dever – Pastoral Officer
Base is a welcoming and newly refurbished room on the Maths corridor of the M and E Block. It is open during lessons for small groups of pupils to provide help and support with learning. It is also open during break times and lunch times for you to complete homework, read, use a computer or an iPad or simply to sit and socialise with friends.
Mrs Molyneux, the Special Educational Needs Co-ordinator (SENCO) will make sure that teachers and TAs have the most up to date information so that they can give you the extra support that you might need during lesson. Some pupils also have Pupil Passports which contain information about your strengths, areas for improvement and strategies to support your learning.
There are lots of experienced and friendly Teaching Assistants (TAs) in school and some may be in your lessons to help you with learning tasks. Some pupils have a Link TA who is there to help with your learning or with any other worries that you might have. The Link TA can also keep in touch with your parents/carers via email or the Link TA booklet to pass on any comments or messages.