These extraordinary times call for a change in the way that traditionally our Year 6 transition is done. This page is designed to provide you with all of the information that will help you and your child make a smooth transition to Brixham College for the 2020/21 academic year.
The transition from primary to secondary school is important in the lives of children and their families. We take this responsibility very seriously and even with schools being closed at the moment, we aim to have a very positive and proactive transition process that ensures all new members of our College experience the best possible start.
We are striving to ensure that all new students will settle in easily and their transition from primary to secondary school will be successful and as part of this there is a short “Getting to Know You” questionnaire that can be found HERE and E-mailed back to Mr Whittington email@example.com. This year much of our work will need to be done remotely – but that is not to say that we won’t be posting virtual tours, meet the tutor videos and various other digital welcomes over the coming weeks.
One of the best ways to get to know us here at Brixham College is to follow us on our Twitter feed @brixhamcollege.
The most important thing however, is contact with you. A simple online form that is requesting your contact details can be found HERE. If you could spend 2 minutes to complete this form then it will allow us to be able to contact you directly via Text Message and/or E mail in order to keep you up to date with the latest developments.
Your Key point of contact is:
Transition, Year 6 and Year 5 contact
Mr Whittington: firstname.lastname@example.org
At Brixham College we are taking our responsibilities as a school very seriously and are adhering to the guidance of Public Health England, Department of Education and Torbay Local Authority. Senior Leaders are holding daily meetings to adapt as the situation develops to ensure we keep our children safe and provide a continuity of learning in these exceptional circumstances. Whilst I appreciate that this is a worrying time for our community, the College is attempting to manage this complex situation in a way that is proportionate, calm and informed. All information pertaining to how Brixham College is operating during this period can be found HERE.
We look forward to welcoming our new Year 7 students very soon.
Mark J Eager
Information regarding the ordering and collection of Brixham College uniform will be made available in the coming weeks. Please rest assured that we are continuing to work closely with our uniform suppliers and an online ordering and collection service will be in process shortly.
In the meantime…
The Current Brixham College Uniform policy can be found Here
Here you can hear from Faculty Leaders…
Over the coming weeks, there will be a series of videos to help you get to know a bit more about Brixham College -both the buildings and the people that you might meet here every day!
In this first film – you get a first whizz around the school and meet some people on the way – there will be a new film here every week with some key information to help you settle in.
In episode 2 “Options” you get to meet more faces and see the Cashless Catering System – when you get here, you will be given a lunch card which your parents put money on using ParentPay – it means you don’t have to carry cash with you. Nice and easy! – don’t worry – it will all be explained in great detail…
In Episode 3 “The return of the 10s” you get to meet more key players and first glance at the famous vending machines…
In Episode 4 “The Haunting of Mrs Ashworth” we meet more characters from our Brixham College family – and re visit some familiar faces…
Obviously, we are unsure if these dates will still be possible – but we will try to honour them as best we can – you will be informed of any changes via this web page, text and Email.
|Late May and throughout June 2020||
Senior staff from the College to visit primary schools to meet Year 6 pupils
June 2020 – mornings – dates to be arranged
|9 – 12 noon||Enhanced provision transition visits to the College|
Thursday 25 June 2020
Principal’s presentation, information giving and meet the tutor
Tuesday 30 June and
Wednesday 1 July 2020
|3.15pm – 6.15 pm||Uniform fitting, ordering and purchase|
Thursday 2 July 2020
|8.45 am – 2.45 pm||Induction Day 1|
Friday 3 July 2020
|8.45 am – 2.45 pm||Induction Day 2|
17 – 21 August 2020
College Summer School
14 – 17 September 2020
Year 7 Icebreaker activity days
The beginning of term at a new school can be a daunting experience but the Brixham College Healthy Living team try to make the transition a little easier…
The Year 7 Ice Breaker days prove to be a huge success with Year 7 students participating in a range of exciting activities aimed to ‘break the ice’ with new friends & teachers. Based at Whitehills camp in Stoke Gabriel the students are treated to an action packed day designed to challenge but with an emphasis on fun.
The activities include; Problem solving & team building, Orienteering, Shelter Building, Sticky Archery, a woodland walk, crabbing down at the Mill pond & finally a swimming session in the heated outdoor pool. All of the students make the most of the experience & enjoy the opportunity to not only meet but also work with other students who they may not have met in their first couple of weeks at the College.
As a result, the ice breaker days are a huge success & many new friendships are developed and old ones re-cemented. Those who take part are fully engaged in all of the activities provided & work really hard throughout the day.
For any further information please contact Mr Dowling – Head of Healthy Living Faculty email@example.com
We hope that you are coping during these unprecedented times. The unknown fear & uncertainty of where this may lead to is extremely difficult to comprehend & understand. Added to this is that there is a lot of anxiety around, and this is being felt by our children. Reassurance, sharing & educating them about the virus & current containment strategies such as basic hygiene is crucial. We would ask you to be open & share any Government/Public Heath information with your child that is being made available on a daily basis.
With regards to any safeguarding issues or concerns please do not hesitate to contact Mr Richard Burden (Designated Safeguarding Lead) or the Deputy Safeguarding lead Mrs Raurie Newton in the first instance by email;
Child protection during the COVID-19 measures can be found HERE
Please remember that in the case of an emergency & you are worried about a child please follow the Torbay local authorities advice;
If you feel a child is in immediate danger, please call 999.
Out of office hours please call: 0300 456 4876
Website : http://torbaysafeguarding.org.uk/
A main concern & worry for our young people is how their mental health & well being might be affected especially if restricted through isolation & the suspension of social & sporting clubs where they meet their friends & peers. In addition face to face access with some of the intervention & support services might become restricted over the next few weeks & therefore we would encourage students to use online providers such as;
You can find many ideas and resources HERE to help you through this current global pandemic.
We have five lessons a day at Brixham College, plus a tutor period.
The four houses are, Venture (Red), Phoenix (Green), Pioneer (Yellow), Inspire (Blue). They are named after old local trawlers. Pupils can be identified by a faint pinstripe in the school tie.
There is a warning bell at 8:35 am and lesson five finishes at 3 pm. However, we also have a popular breakfast club (open from 8:10 am) and many after-school clubs/teams.
On your first day make your way to the Main Hall. Please do not worry, there will be Year 7 students to show you where to go and on the first morning.
Yes, this is true and they accept cash. However, these machines only work at break times.
There are number places you are allowed to eat your lunch. You are allowed in the dining hall, the picnic benches which are around the school and also on the field.
Blazers must be worn outside of the classroom. However, inside the classroom you may ask the teacher to take your blazer off.
We don’t have a homework diary at Brixham College. We use an online system called class charts. Class charts will tell you your homework and when it is due in. You can also use class charts to check your merits total. Don’t worry – we will show you how to use it!
As a Year Seven student, you are allowed to go anywhere inside the red lines which you will find around the outside of the College at break times. For the first four weeks, you will have sole use of the LRC and also the arena by the English block.
Please do not worry, you can ask anyone around the College if you are unsure where to go. All staff and students will help you.