Hi, Year 4! I hope you, your families and friends are all well. My name is Mr Cole and I feel very lucky to be organising your transition to Penkridge Middle School. That means, over the coming weeks, I have the wonderful job of meeting with your teachers, families and you to ensure your move from first school to middle school is effortless.
Over the coming weeks, I will visit your first school, speak with your current teachers and you’ll attend transition day here at Penkridge Middle School. We have already sent an important welcome letter to your families containing lots of key information for both parents and students. Parents and carers, please take a moment to carefully read through our welcome letter and complete the necessary actions – A copy of the letter can be seen below.
Year 4 families, our website is a place that gives you lots of information about life at Penkridge Middle School. You’ll find our uniform policy and parent information guide particularly useful and don’t forget to start reading our weekly newsletter – l’hebdo to get a taste of life here at PMS.
I hope that this information will help you to feel more confident about your move to us. I understand that transition can lead to a range of emotions and would like to reassure you that all staff and students here at Penkridge middle understand what it is like to be ‘new’ and will ensure that you settle quickly into your new environment and routines. Please know that, as a school, we are all committed to making your move to us as happy and positive as it possibly can be and that we are all here to help and support you.
I know that I speak for all at Penkridge Middle school when I say that we are so looking forward to welcoming you in September! In the meantime, continue to impress your first school staff and I look forward to meeting you soon to teach you the Penkridge Middle Way.
Very best wishes,
Aims of Transition:
- To set the highest expectations for all students, ensuring they understand and embrace the Penkridge Middle way
- To support students with the challenges of starting Middle school
- To increase awareness of our rules and values
- To give a friendly and warm welcome to Penkridge Middle School