Year 6 Transition Hub
Dear Year 6,
I am excited to be welcoming you to Cliff Park Ormiston Academy as our new Year 7 intake in September 2021. Whilst it is sadly not possible for us to meet in person now, I am really looking forward to getting to know you all and helping you on your important journey with us over the next five years. I know you will excel in your studies and make us, and your family, proud with your best efforts and future results.
I expect five years probably seems like a very long time right now, but believe me when I say that those years will literally fly by. Cliff Park is a very special place and I want to make sure that you get the very best out of every moment. As a result, we have arranged a summer school and moved our transition day to Monday 6th September 2021.
In the meantime, I would like to introduce you to our ‘Transition Hub’, which has been designed entirely for you! Here you will find lots of information about the academy, as well as some useful activities that will help you to prepare for your transition to secondary school. I hope you that you find it useful and that you enjoy using it.
Please stay safe during these strange times. I look forward to seeing you personally very soon.
Welcome from Mrs Malley-Chambers
Hello Year 6, soon to be year 7 class of 2021, a year I am sure we will not forget in a hurry.
My name is Mrs Malley-Chambers and I am one of the Assistant Principals at Cliff Park Ormiston Academy who leads on Transition. I am very excited to welcome you virtually, but am looking forward to meeting you face to face and start you on your exciting journey through Cliff Park Ormiston Academy.
I know some of you may be feeling a little worried, nervous or even anxious about joining us soon, but can I reassure you that this is perfectly normal. Some of you may be feeling really excited and looking forward to moving into High School and this too is perfectly normal. Whichever it may be we are going to do this “together”. Every step of the way you will be led and guided, plus offered support to make this experience effortless and enjoyable.
This Hub is here to support and guide you, as is our Academy website. I will be in touch again shortly, but until then see what you can find out from our website and hub! “Ask Cliff” is an excellent way to see what other Year 6 students have asked in the past, but I have also included my email for you and your parents to use.
Until we meet… Stay safe.
Introduction to Cliff Park
Please have a look at this PowerPoint which talks you through: How high school will be different, what there is to look forward to, what you should do if you have a problem and what happens next.
This Powerpoint has been presented to students virtually in their primary schools. Should you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact me at: [email protected]
Ask Cliff (FAQ’s)
My name is Cliff and I am here to help with any questions you may have regarding Cliff Park Ormiston Academy.
Let me be absolutely clear there is no such thing as a stupid question. As I always say to students please do not be afraid to ask what is on your mind.
If you have any questions that have not been answered ask Cliff by sending an email to : [email protected]
Meet the Pastoral Team
All the staff at Cliff Park Ormiston Academy are looking forward to meeting you the Class of 2021. The Pastoral Team have decided to record short video clips introducing themselves so that you can familiarise yourself with who is who. Enjoy!
We have a range of documents designed to help special needs students transition to secondary school.
Welcome from the Staff
To Keep You Busy…
Useful downloads and website links.
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Useful Resources for Parents
Academy Term Dates 2021 – 2022
|INSET DAYS||Thurs 2nd Sept 2021||Fri 3rd Sept 2021||Tues 4th Jan 2022||Mon 27th June 2022||School will be closed on Bank Holiday Monday 2nd May 2022|