Welcome to our new Year 7 Students
Message to parents, carers and students – May/June 2021
Hello, we realise that the world is constantly changing and due the current pandemic we are not offering a ‘typical’ transition, however, we want to reassure all our new students and families who will be joining us in September 2021 that we are working really hard to adjust our transition processes due to the COVID-19 regulations.
You are at the forefront of our planning and we are working closely with our primary colleagues to provide a network of support for students as they move from Year 6 to Year 7 here at Temple Moor. We understand how important it is to ensure we provide as much support as possible to ensure that students feel prepared and ready to start at Temple Moor, even in these unusual circumstances. We want this to be an exciting time for you, with a range of opportunities at your feet and we look forward to providing you with a high quality educational experience.
Year 6 Transition
“The benefits of our comprehensive transition process will be that:
- Students arrive at Temple Moor confident, secure and ready to succeed.
- Parents/carers and students are both fully aware and informed at all stages of how school life will change from Primary to Secondary School.
- Students are allocated to a suitable form and teaching groups, based on pastoral and academic information from primary school.
- Learning is able to begin quickly in September, as pupils have prior experience of the school – whether in virtual or practical.”
Mrs K Cuddy – Assistant Principal
Welcome message from
Mr West, Principal
Welcome message from Mrs Cuddy
Welcome from Mr Sutton
Transition Phase Leader
Welcome from Mr Moxon
Head of Year
Welcome from Mr Markey
Pastoral Engagement Lead
Welcome from Mrs Johnson
Programme Leader for Performance
Welcome from Mr Taberner
Programme Leader for PE
We know how daunting the move to secondary school can be for both students and parents/carers on any given year and appreciate that the situation around COVID-19 could have heightened those worries and concerns. We want to assure you that despite the challenges, we are still working closely with our primary partners and have evolved our transition process so that the process remains smooth and easy as possible for everyone.
We have strong links with our partner primary schools. Throughout the year, staff work closely together to share good practice and link learning at Key Stage 2 and 3. This has not changed, and we have enhanced how we work together using virtual and practical means. We have already started meeting with our Primary partners to ensure we have key information about students to aid a smooth transition process.
Once students arrive with us in September, we do a lot of work to help with the settling in process for all students, the students have both a Pastoral Leader, Mr Moxon and a Phase Leader, Mr Sutton. These key staff work with teams of people within the school, including form tutors and teaching staff, to help ensure everyone is informed about new students coming to us and this helps build effective relationships quickly.
Please read the Transition Booklet as this holds key information regarding the transition process, and has practical information about procedures at Temple Moor.
Please feel free to contact us using the email address: Year6transition@tmhs.rklt.co.uk should you have any questions or concerns or call 0113 3900 770, where you can leave a message and the appropriate person will return your call.
Temple Moor Year 6!
Arrangements for Summer Camp. Read Letter here
Read Mr West’s end of academic year letter here
RKLT Feeder Schools
Austhorpe Primary School
Colton Primary School
Meadowfield Primary School
Temple Newsam Halton Primary School
Whitkirk Primary School
Update: 23 June 2021:
We have unfortunately had to change plans for our face-to-face transition and move to a virtual offer. The virtual offer will run on the same three days; however, students should attend their primary school where they will access live lessons and learning from teachers at Temple Moor.
We realise this is not the preferred option for students or us, however we must put the safety of students, staff and our community first.
The dates for each school in the slide below remain the same.
We are looking to be able to offer a transition timetable to all feeder schools in the future and will be in touch with more details when we have made firmer plans on this.
Although it will now be virtually our staff look forward to meeting you!
Other Feeder Schools
|All Saints Richmond Hill C Of E Primary School|
|Allerton Church Of England Primary School|
|Barwick-in-Elmet Church of England Voluntary Controlled Primary School|
|Beechwood Primary School|
|Corpus Christi Catholic Primary School|
|Cross Gates Primary School|
|East Ardsley Primary Academy|
|Ebor Gardens Primary School|
|Grimes Dyke Primary School|
|Kerr Mackie Primary School|
|Manston Primary School|
|Manston St James Primary Academy|
|Parklands Primary School|
|Robin Hood Primary School|
|Scholes (Elmet) Primary School|
|Seacroft Grange Primary School|
|St Matthew’s Church of England Primary School|
|St Theresa’s Catholic Primary School|
|Swarcliffe Primary School|
|Victoria Primary Academy|
|Whinmoor St Paul’s Church of England Primary School|
|White Laith Primary School|
|Wykebeck Primary School|
Whinmoor St Paul’s Church of England Primary School
White Laith Primary School
Woodlands Primary Academy
Wykebeck Primary School