Headteacher's welcome to our new Year 7
Dear Parents / carers
It gives me great pleasure to welcome you and your child to Corpus Christi Catholic High School. Choosing your child’s school is one of the most important decisions you will ever make.
The move to secondary school is a very important step in the life of every young person. It is also an exciting step but one that can be confusing and rather overwhelming at times. Here at Corpus Christi, we aim to make the transition as smooth and enjoyable as possible.
We are a fully inclusive school, in which our motto, "Together we are the Body of Christ," serves as a constant reminder to all to see the human face of God in everyone, and to respond appropriately. As a result of this, our school is a happy, welcoming, safe and orderly environment where real and lasting growth: spiritual, moral, psychological, physical, emotional, social and academic takes place, and where all pupils learn to be proud of who they are so that they can be ready to take their rightful place in the world.
Our Transition Team, led by Mr McKeever (Associate Assistant Headteacher) and Mr Lloyd (Head of Year 7), oversees the smooth transition of students from primary to secondary school on an annual basis. During the summer term we gain information from every primary school to learn more about your son/daughter. This close collaboration will enable us to fully understand your child’s progress, abilities, interests and friendship groups. Whilst we understand you may have comments regarding any one of these matters, often particularly with friendship groups, rest assured we will be able to harvest this information from your child’s Year 6 teacher. This transition planning process is well established and promotes a smooth and productive start to secondary school; we ask that you place your trust in this system which will be our sole source of information to guide our decision making for allocation of tutor groups.
We look forward to meeting you and your child in the future.
Mr McKeever - Head of Key Stage 3
Hello and a very warm welcome to Year 7 in lower school! My name is Mr McKeever and I am delighted to say that I will be with you on your journey through Corpus Christi Catholic High School. I have a wealth of experience in pastoral care, as well as being a full time Design and Technology teacher and I am really looking forward to supporting you at such a crucial stage of your school career.
The transition to secondary school is an extremely important time for students, both in terms of academic achievement as well as building the “whole” person. Therefore, I am pleased to say that the Year 7 Pastoral Team are on hand to support your child at every step of the way, to ensure that they settle in to high school life as smoothly and easily as possible.
I value the importance of establishing a routine during the first weeks of term and have high expectations of every student. I would like to emphasise that punctuality and attendance play a very real part in academic success. Similarly, wearing the correct uniform quickly establishes the year group identity and sense of cohesion. Also, in addition to having an excellent attitude to learning in their lessons, all students are encouraged to join in the wide range of clubs and activities that we are lucky enough to offer here at Corpus Christi Catholic High School.
Finally, I believe that the key to a successful year is open communication between staff, students and parents/carers – by working together we can achieve so much! Therefore, please don’t hesitate to contact me at email@example.com should you have a question about any part of your child’s transition. I look forward to meeting you and your child in the coming weeks.
Mr Lloyd - Head of Year 7
Hello our soon to be Year 7 pupils at Corpus Christi Catholic High School. My name is Mr Lloyd and I am going to be your Head of Year in September. I’m really looking forward to meeting you all over the next few weeks during our transition days and giving you an insight into our wonderful school. I’m sure you’ve all heard from older siblings/ friends how fantastic our school is and I’m in no doubt you are going to be huge assets to our community here at Corpus Christi. Take care and I shall see you very soon.
You can access our Year 6 Google Classroom to prepare you for Year 7 at Corpus Christi Catholic High School. You must sign in with your Hwb Account to access the classroom and use the class code: bkr6r6h