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Year 6 into 7 Transition 2022

Moving from Primary School into Secondary School is an important milestone in both a child's and parent's life.  It is exciting but can also cause some worry. The videos, links and resources are here to support your journey into Year 7. 

Welcome to Tring School.

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Heads of House

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Mr Jon Sanday

Mrs Stef Langdon

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Mr Richard Lovell

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Miss Charlotte Mills

The role of the Head of House is to make sure your child is settling into life at Tring School when they join us in Year 7. If you or your child has any problems or concerns, as well as talking to their Form Tutor, they can also talk to their Head of House. 

The Head of House will assist in monitoring your child’s attendance, behaviour and progress and contact you if they feel your child needs extra support or if they have done really well. 

The Heads of House will host assemblies on a variety of themes which will include guest speakers, on occasions. There will also be Christian collective worships and sometimes there may be a whole Year assembly if there is something important to be communicated to their Year Group. 

The Heads of House, along with their House Captains will organise lots of House Competitions. This could be anything from creating a Christmas card, cooking, taking part in House Games and Sports Day, to being a star in the House Drama competition. The Heads of House motivate and encourage their students to  embrace and get involved in school life!

The House presentations shown on 29 June 2022 are available at the bottom of this page.


Curricular

In Key Stage 3 students are taught in mixed-ability groups in the following areas; Art, Computer Science, D&T, Drama, Music and PE.  Academic setting is used in; English, Mathematics, Science, Geography, History, MFL and Philosophy & Religious Studies.  

Please click here to meet some of our subject departments.


Co-curricular

"The school offers pupils an extremely wide range of extracurricular activities".

Ofsted November 2017

Please click here to view a selection of our Clubs and Extracurricular Activities.


Chromebooks

Remember - Chromebooks need to be charged up and ready for a days work!

Please head to our website to:

Students can head to the IT office if they have problems with their Chromebook during the day.  If you have any questions regarding Chromebooks please email chromebooks@tringschool.org


Reading

Tring School Reading & Vocabulary Handbook

We know reading is incredibly beneficial to students' wellbeing as well as their academic performance. A student's reading ability is one of the most significant factors determining GCSE success.  Please click here to read more.Untitled presentation 1

BIG word list

In Year 7 you will be introduced to a lot of new vocabulary.  Get a head start and check out our BIG WORD list. You can find out definitions and start committing them to memory.

Transition/Summer Suggested Reads

Click here for some suggested reads for the summer holidays or in September when your child joins Tring School as all these books are available in the LRC.


SEN DEPARTMENT & TRANSITION RESOURCES

Ten top tips 2022

Please click on the Ten Top Tips image to the left for useful tips to support your transition.  A pdf copy is available in the folder at the bottom of this page.

For students

For parents/carers


Keep in Touch

Go4Schools

Go4schools 400x400Go4Schools provides parents/carers with the information they need to understand the key aspects of school life and curriculum that affect the progress of their child.

Please click on this link to find out more about Go4Schools.

Attendance

Good attendance at school is important for all children.

Those regularly absent from school are not only missing out on parts of their education, but they are also missing out on all the other social and life skills that schools have to offer.

Please click on this link to head to our Attendance page where you will find information on when and how to contact the school if your child will be absent from school.

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Copies of letters emailed home are available on our website under the TS Parents title at the top of the page. In the Categories choose Year 6 to see Transition letters.

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Please use the magnifying glass on the right of the page to search our school website.  There is a wealth of information available.


Dates for your Diary

  • Thursday 23 June | 4.30 - 5.00pm | Virtual event for non-feeder school students
  • Wednesday 29 June | 4.00 - 6.00pm | Meet the Tutor evening
  • Thursday 7 July | 8.40am - 3.20pm | Induction Day
  • Friday 2 September | 9.00am - 3.00pm | House Team Building Day
  • Monday 5 September | 8.40am - 3.00pm | First day of term

Ascott Presentation

Please click on the link below to see the presentation shown on 29 June 2022

Ascott

Claydon Presentation

Please click on the link below to see the presentation shown on 29 June 2022

Claydon

Halton Presentation

Please click on the link below to see the presentation shown on 29 June 2022

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Waddesdon Presentation

Please click on the link below to see the presentation shown on 29 June 2022

Waddesdon

Finance and ParentPay Information

The school uses ParentPay for parents to pay for school items, including uniform, chromebooks, trips and dinner money.

You are able to use ParentPay through the school website link www.parentpay.com

As well as making payments online, you’ll be able to view your payment history by clicking on Transaction History.  You will also be able to see details of food purchased in the canteen.

If you are eligible for Free School Meals please apply here.


Tring School operates a biometric finger recognition system for our school meal service.

Credit can be added to your child's account using our secure ParentPay online payment facility which guarantees that money paid is for canteen use as intended.

The system uses finger scanning.  This does not involve taking a fingerprint but a subset of unique features of the fingerprint are extracted from a scanned image and converted into a biometric template/pattern which is converted into a binary number. This is used and checked against the template generated each time a student places their finger on the scanner.

Full fingerprint images are not stored and a usable fingerprint image cannot be generated (reversed engineered) from the template/pattern.

The secure link between ParentPay and the Dining Hall mean that monies topped up on student food & drink accounts will show directly on the student's thumbprint balance (please allow a miniumum of 15 minutes for this to go through, we recommend topping up food & drink accounts before the start of school).

If you have any questions about ParentPay please email finance@tringschool.org

Form Tutor & Tutor Groups

Role of the Tutor

Your child’s Form Tutor is the person they will know best during their time at Tring School. Their role is central in caring for them and monitoring their progress both academically and socially; encouraging involvement, commitment and high standards of work and behaviour. 

They will lead activities during Tutor Time, take them to assemblies and encourage participation in House activities. They will be a role model for students and will be an excellent source of advice. 

Your child’s Tutor should be your first point of contact at school. Form Tutors can liaise with teaching staff, Learning Support staff, other House groups, admin staff etc. and put you in touch with the right person if needed. Form Tutors get to know their students well, they monitor students’ progress, support them if they are having difficulties and celebrate success.


Tutor Groups

Each House is split into 14 or 16 Tutor Groups consisting of approximately 22 students of either KS3 (Years 7, 8 & 9) or KS4 (Years 10, 11, 12 & 13) with usually three or four from each year group . Younger students can be mentored and supported by the older students in the Tutor Group.  With only a few students from the three year groups (KS3), our Form Tutors are able to give each student quality time at crucial points in the year, for example when they first join us at Tring School or when they face upcoming exams. Tutor Groups are named by the House initial eg A for Ascott and are numbered 1-15 ie. A1, C10, W2, H15 etc. 

Frequently Asked Questions

INDUCTION DAY PLEASE WEAR:
  • A t-shirt in your house colour (blue for Ascott, red for Claydon, green for Halton and yellow for Waddesdon)
  • Primary school trousers or skirt with school socks and trainers
  • If it is wet, please bring a coat

You will be doing some PE but will not be getting changed


INDUCTION DAY PLEASE BRING:
  • Pencil case with your usual equipment
  • Water bottle
  • Packed Lunch & snack

FIRST DAY IN SEPTEMBER PLEASE:
  • Wear your full school uniform 
  • Bring your pencil case and rucksack/bag. 
  • You DO NOT need your PE kit on the first day in September
  • Chromebooks ordered will be issued (see below)
  • Either a packed lunch or money on your finger scan to purchase lunch in the canteen

Please click here to head to our Uniform Shop page on the website for details on uniform dress code and PE kit including how to order and measurement guide.


CHROMEBOOKS

On the first day in September the IT team, Mr Lickfold and Mr Barlow will issue you your Chromebook and will get you up and running.  Then you can take it home along with your charger.  You must charge it every evening and bring it into school every day. If you are borrowing a school Chromebook then you can talk to your tutor and they will show you where to go each day to collect and return one.


MOBILE PHONES

You can bring your mobile phone to school, but it should not be seen between 8.30am and 3.00pm.  Your phone will be confiscated if it is seen between these times.


LOCKERS

In your induction pack there is a link to the locker company that we use.  You apply for a locker using their website. The company will send you a key and a specific locker to use.  This locker will be in easy reach for you and you will be shown where to find it.

Some students store books and PE kit in their lockers so that they don’t have to carry everything around with them.  Please do not store food in your lockers otherwise it can go off and become smelly!


MUSICAL INSTRUMENT

At the beginning of the day head to the music department where there is a designated cupboard for you to keep your musical instrument safely. You can keep it there until you have your lesson and then collect it from there at the end of the day to take home.


IF I GET LOST

Don't worry, it is a big school but within a couple of weeks you will know your way around.  If you are lost ask any member of staff or a student to help you.  Also, there is always a member of staff at the School Reception and in the Learning Resource Centre.


WHAT IF I NEED TO GO TO THE TOILET IN THE MIDDLE OF A LESSON?

Put your hand up and let the teacher know.  If you’re really desperate then they will let you go but we encourage you to use the toilets before school, break and lunchtimes and after school.


THUMBPRINT SCANNER IN THE DINING ROOM

If your thumbprint stops working the operator of the till will note your name and manually deduct your account. You will still be allowed to take your lunch. You may be asked to rescan your thumbprint.


I’M UNHAPPY OR UNCERTAIN ABOUT ANYTHING

If you’re uncertain about any of your classwork then please see that teacher and they will help you.  If it is anything else then see your tutor as soon as you can and they will help you.

Documents

Page Downloads Date  
Map of Tring School 2022 13th Jun 2022 Download
Tring School Reading & Vocabulary Handbook 23rd Jun 2022 Download
BIG WORD List 23rd Jun 2022 Download
Transition Suggested Reads 23rd Jun 2022 Download
Stationery Kit List 2022 23rd Jun 2022 Download
Timings of the school day 23rd Jun 2022 Download
Top Ten Tips 2022 28th Jun 2022 Download
New Year 7 Parents' Quick Guide 28th Jun 2022 Download
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