YEAR 7 TRANSITION PROGRAMME 2022

We are very excited about welcoming new pupils into our family at Dean Trust Wigan (DTW) in September 2022.

The Dean Trust transition programme below is designed to fully support you in your preparations for September. You can be fully assured that we have great experience in effectively ensuring that pupils’ transition from primary to secondary school is successful.

Year 6 – Year 7 Transition Support Programme:

  • Week ending 4th March: Local Authority informs families of place allocation, welcome letters sent from DTW
  • Week ending 11th March: DTW to share key procedures and dates, Meet the Executive Headteacher visits on offer
  • Week ending 18th March: Meet the Executive Headteacher visits on offer
  • Week ending 25th March: DTW contacts all parents/carers to gain basic pupil information
  • Week ending 1st April: DTW contacts all primary schools to gain pupil learning information
  • Week ending 7th May: Enrolment packs sent out to all families by DTW
  • May/June: DTW staff visit primary schools to meet pupils and year 6 teachers. Additional transition support visits for learners with additional needs
  • Week ending 8th July: Year 6 Induction Day and new Year 7 Parents/Carers Induction Evening
  • Week ending 29th July: Year 6 Summer Transition Support Camp for learners with additional needs

Key Transition Contact Details:

  • Mr M Floweth, Assistant Headteacher, Director of KS3 and Designated Safeguarding Leader: DTWtransition@DeanTrustWigan.co.uk
  • Mrs L Wilson Assistant Headteacher/SENDCO: LindseyWilson@DeanTrustWigan.co.uk

Informing LA of alternative arrangements to free up a place for families on our waiting list.

If you have made alternative arrangements for your child’s secondary education for September and no longer require the place offered, please contact the Wigan admissions team on schoolplaces@wigan.gov.uk by 18th March 2022 stating the reasons for not accepting the place and your alternative arrangements.

School visits:

If you would like to visit the school to meet with the Executive Headteacher for a 1-1 discussion about your child’s amazing potential and the opportunity for success on offer at Dean Trust Wigan, please email DTWtransition@DeanTrustWigan.co.uk or alternatively contact the school’s reception.

 

Frequently asked questions

How will we purchase school uniform?

Uniform vouchers have been posted out to all parents and carers of Year 6 pupils which will entitle them to FREE branded items of Dean Trust Wigan uniform. This includes a blazer and tie and some items of PE kit. The PE kit that will be provided free of charge includes a polo shirt, shorts and a long-sleeved top (rugby shirt for boys and black long-sleeved top for girls).

To redeem the uniform voucher, simply present it at AC Sports, Pemberton. You will be able to try the uniform on for size and place your order at no cost to yourself. AC Sports have advised that they are now back open. They are able to have customers in their shop either by appointment or up to 2 customers at once during normal hours. It would be a good idea to arrange your child’s uniform as soon as possible to avoid any queues later in the summer.

AC Sports are adhering to all social distancing rules so can offer a safe shopping experience. They are also offering out of hours appointments where they will only have one customer in store at a time (ideal for those with more than one child) as well as their online shop www.acsports.co.uk/shop

All uniform orders can be placed and secured with a small deposit. Parents can also place telephone orders (request a call back by email) Orders by email exchange info@acsports.co.uk

How many pupils are there in year 7?

There are around 200 pupils in year 7, you will be in a form group with around 25 pupils.

How big are classes?

Class sizes can vary, at the most you will be in a class of 28 pupils

How will I be put into teaching groups?

You will be in classes with your form at first, this will give us a chance to get to know you before you are put into sets for different subjects.

What languages will I study?

At Dean Trust Wigan you will study Spanish, you will learn how to hold conversations and all about Spanish culture.

How many lessons will I have in a day?

You will have 6 lessons, each lesson is 50 minutes long.

Will I be with my friends?

We’ve asked your Year 6 teacher about your friendship groups but can reassure you that you’ll make lots of new friends at Dean Trust Wigan.

How will I find my way around?

Your Form Tutor will give you a timetable and map of the school on your first day, we will also have older pupils attached to your form to help you get to know the school site. By the end of the first week you’ll find that you’ll have gotten to know the school very well. If you get lost there are always plenty of other pupils or staff you can ask for help.

What extra-curricular activities are available to me?

There is a range of activities from Cookery Club to Rugby. We try to offer what ever there is a demand for so bring along your ideas.

Can I bring my own lunch?

Yes you can, there are lots of places to eat your packed lunch

Where do I go at break-time and lunch?

There are designated areas for Key Stage Three (Years 7,8 & 9) both inside and outside. Key Stage Four (Years 10&11) have different areas to spend their break and lunch times.


Welcome

Please click here to watch the Executive Headteacher Welcome Film

Transition

Please click here to view Year 7 September 2022 and Transition Information

Exams Advanced Information

Summer 2022 Exams ‘Advanced Information’ for Year 11 Pupils, Parents and Carers – Summer 2022 GCSE Exam Board Advanced Information

Click here to view the GCSE Examination Timetable 2022

Parents/Carers

Please click here to read information regards the School Day Consultation for September 2022

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