Year 6 Transition

Year 6 Induction days information 2021

 

 

As these extraordinary times begin to return to some sense of normality, we can begin to plan for the transition phase of your child’s next steps in their education journey.

 

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 2021/22 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.

 

 

Brixham College is the Secondary School of choice for a large number of students across Torbay and beyond – our examination results demonstrate a genuine commitment to academic excellence and our burgeoning Sixth form has allowed us to create an 11-18 teaching environment which creates a distinctive “Brixham Student”. However, our ethos drives us to want more, be different, create fully rounded students of whom we are proud to send out into the world, be that to Higher Education, Apprentiships or into employment. We are proud of all of our students, every single day – and we tell them so, with a smile on our faces…

 

Year 6 all pupils should have received an information pack from the college, if for any reason, it has not reached you, please contact the college on 01803 858271 or contact dwhittington@brixhamcollege.co.uk
Year 6 Induction days will take place on 1st and 2nd July.  There will also be an opportunity to meet key staff and purchase uniform.

 

Over the coming weeks, this page will be updated with videos from key members of staff to give you a better insight as to who is who and what role we will all play in your child’s education

 

 

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.

 

A virtual tour of Brixham College

Now please enjoy a tour around Brixham College meeting some staff along the way and drop in for a few lessons!

 

Out of the mouths of our students

Meet some of our students

Safeguarding

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.

Talking to children about self-isolation and social distancing

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;

rburden@brixhamcollege.co.uk or rnewton@brixhamcollege.co.uk

 

 

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.

If you are worried about a child please call the Torbay Multi-Agency Safeguarding Hub (MASH) on 01803 208100 or email mash@torbay.gov.uk

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;

  • Childline run by the NSPCC https://www.childline.org.uk/
  • Young minds for advice & support https://youngminds.org.uk/
  • XenZone is a provider of online mental health services for children, young people and adults. Kooth, from XenZone, is an online counselling and emotional well-being platform for children and young people, accessible through mobile, tablet and desktop and free at the point of use. https://www.kooth.com/

You can find many ideas and resources HERE to help you through this current global pandemic.

A map of the College

Here is a map of Brixham College – we are not a very big site – even though it might seem daunting at first, within a week or so it will seem like you have always been here!

Uniform

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

How many lessons do we have a day?

We have five lessons a day at Brixham College, plus a tutor period and a 30 minute Guided Reading session every day.

What are the four houses and how do we know who is in which house?

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.

What time does school start and finish?

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.

Where do I go on my first day?

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.

Is it true you have vending machines

Yes, this is true and they accept cash. However, these machines only work at break times.

Where can I eat my lunch?

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.

Do I have to wear my blazer at all times?

Blazers must be worn outside of the classroom. However, inside the classroom you may ask the teacher to take your blazer off.

Do I get a homework diary?

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! We also have Knowledge Organisers that students use to access the latest learning in the curriculum.

Where can I go at break time?

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.

What if I get lost?

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.

If you have any more questions then please complete the contact form below and we will answer them!