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Transition timeline

Our Vision for Oakley School




October 2022

• Complete visits to primary schools/open afternoons and Open Evening information events.
• Meet the Headteacher event before half term


November / December 2022

• Confirm applications made for Oakley School for September 23
• Email contact with families to confirm if they have chosen Oakley.
• Visits to pupils’ schools who have chosen Oakley to build relationships.
• Deliver transition activities in schools where pupils are coming in large numbers.
• Christmas Card sent to families
• Coffee morning for families and parents
• Contact with primary schools with SEND pupils who are coming to Oakley
• Share decision on new uniform
• Advertorial with the Headteacher /CEO
• Invite parents and students to Southam Christmas concert and other Memorable Experiences across the Trust. This will be ongoing throughout the year.

Headteacher and external agencies as appropriate e.g. PE coaches


January 2023

• Launch competition for naming school houses
• Recruitment process for staff


February / March 2023

• Coffee afternoon for parents/families • Launch blog on website so pupils can ask any questions about starting at Oakley. • Confirm House names. • Confirm appointment of Head of Year and SENDCO.


April 2023

• Post cards to thank parents/families for choosing Oakley September 23. • Oakley staff delivering transition activities • Transition lead to send out request for information sharing to feeder primaries and non-feeder primaries

Headteacher/ Head of Year/ SENDCO

May / June 2023

• Ongoing visits to primary schools and transition activities. • More regular visits for pupils with SEND • Oakley staff delivering transition activities • Send out induction packs • Transition Lead to visit students at primary schools

Head of Year/Trust Director of Inclusion

July / August 2023

• Induction days and evening • Summer school/ Sports Day • Introduce Year 7 tutor team for Sept 23 • Pastoral drop ins to allow parents to speak to key staff ahead of the Summer break • Welcome emails/packs with maps of site etc..

Head of Year, Tutors, and Teaching Assistants

September 2023

• Pupils start at Oakley • Open ended communication with 24-hour response to parental requests • Settling in Parents evening with tutors to ensure pupils have made a positive start at Oakley.

All staff/tutors

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