YEAR 6 Virtual Open Evening
Thursday 23rd September – 6pm
A message from our Headteacher:
A warm welcome to the online guide to Treorchy Comprehensive School’s Year 6 Induction Evening.
We hope to provide an opportunity for parents and children to attend a traditional Open Evening at a later date; as this is not currently possible, we have assembled a number of resources to give you some important information that you may want to know before starting at Treorchy Comprehensive School.
We are pleased to present this webpage which will accompany the Year 6 Open Evening and will give you an opportunity to see a live presentation and a ‘Question and Answer’ session at 6pm on Thursday 23rd September – see the link below. Although it is impossible to virtually recreate the atmosphere that makes Treorchy Comprehensive School so special, we hope the information given here will help you.
We take great pride in the care and the opportunities that we provide for each individual student and we are intensely proud of all your achievements. Ours is a ’Community School Committed to Excellence’, where we aim to live out our Mission Statement, “Every pupil who walks through the gates is provided with the best opportunities to achieve their full potential”. This aspiration is supported by our Pastoral teams, our Departments, and our Senior Management Team, who provide a strong base for students’ academic and personal development. We also enjoy a close, positive relationship with parents/carers.
At Treorchy Comprehensive School, we value the importance of establishing high expectations for every student. We encourage all to demonstrate the school values of RESPECT, RESPONSIBILITY and ASPIRATION.
We believe that the key to a successful career at Treorchy Comprehensive School is open communication between staff, students, and parents/carers – by working together we can achieve so much.
We hope you enjoy reading and looking at the information below. Please do not hesitate to contact us, via email@example.com if you need any further information
We look forward to welcoming you as visitors to our school site soon and to working with you in the future,
HOW TO APPLY TO TREORCHY COMPREHENSIVE SCHOOL
If you would like to enrol your son/daughter at Treorchy Comprehensive School:
Contact the RCT School Admissions Team on (01443) 744232
For further information, please contact Mr David Morgan on (01443) 773128
Treorchy Comprehensive School prides itself on being a ‘community school committed to excellence’. With this in mind I hope that you are all looking after yourselves and each other by following government guidance and support.
Unfortunately, the Transition process for the current Year 6 pupils will be affected due LEA advice, however, we will be providing an on-line version and virtual sessions in school that will hopefully go some way to giving you an insight of what Treorchy Comprehensive School has to offer.
Below are a number of resources which will hopefully give you the information you need and to give you a taste of life at Treorchy Comprehensive School.
GETTING READY FOR TREORCHY COMPREHENSIVE SCHOOL
MAP OF SCHOOL
WELSH GOVERNMENT GUIDE TO SECONDARY SCHOOLS
VIRTUAL TOUR OF THE SCHOOL
INTRODUCTION TO THE TRANSITION PROGRAMME
ADDITIONAL LEARNING NEEDS
YEAR 7 AUTUMN TERM events
In September, all pupils undergo an induction week in the first week they arrive at Treorchy Comprehensive School. The week is designed as the final part of the induction process which enables students to get into the routine of secondary school life whilst remaining in their Learning Coach group. Over the week pupils will have lessons in school values, restorative approaches, Prep skills (working independently), timetables, planners, classroom basics and PE/Music tasters. The ensures that all pupils start the new year on the right foot, especially our newest pupils.
Year 7 Pastoral Parents’ Evening
In November, we invite all Year 6 parents for an appointment with their child’s learning coach to discuss any concerns and to see how their son/daughter has settled into life at Treorchy Comprehensive School. This is an important time for parents and learning coaches to get to know each other and consolidate the home-school partnership that is so important in supporting your children. In addition, Mr Morgan (Assistant Headteacher) and Mrs Macauley Lane (ALNCO) as well as other key staff will be available to discuss any concerns you may have. There will be another parents evening in March to discuss pupils progress.
Year 7 Christmas Family Assembly
In December, Year 7 celebrate the festive period by performing their Christmas family assembly. The whole year group are involved in either singing, reading or performing on stage and parents and carers are invited to join us to close their first term at Treorchy Comprehensive School.
Other important Year 7 Events
- Welsh Department Llangrannog Trip – January 2022
- Year 7 Parents’ Evening – March 2022
- Sports Awards Evening – May 2022
- Year 7 Family Assembly – July 2022
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION FOR PARENTS
As a school, we maintain high levels of contact with parents. The Pastoral team will often write to parents, contact them by telephone or invite them in to discuss issues of importance about their child’s welfare and progress. Likewise, we encourage parents to contact us if they have any concerns they would like to discuss. There are regular Parents’ Evenings throughout the school year where parents can speak to their child’s subject teachers.
Year 7 Groupings
Year 7 students are traditionally divided into learning coach groups, teaching groups for core subjects and humanities and languages. These are mixed ability groups that reflect our comprehensive intake. These groupings are also an opportunity to make new friends with young people from different primary schools.