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Joining Year 7 - Year 6 Transition Information


Welcome from Mrs W Evans, Year 7 Year Manager 2020

Hello and welcome to Shoeburyness High School.

Transition can be a stressful time for Year 6 pupils in normal circumstances but we understand that this will be heightened in these unprecedented times and we want to alleviate this in any way we can.

I would therefore like to introduce myself so that you can start to become familiar with your school and help you get ready for your new start. My name is Mrs Wendy Evans and I will be your Year Manager at Shoeburyness High School for the next 5 years. I am here to support you and your parents and carers as you transition into year 7 and as you continue your journey through to year 11.

We are currently working on our transition resources at the moment which are full of helpful information about the school. These will be updated weekly on our website so please see below for the links. 

I would also like to suggest you have a look at our school Twitter account @Shoebury_High. There are different accounts for all departments and it would be a good way for you to gain some insight into the school.

I am looking forward to meeting you all and welcoming you soon.

I wish you well, take care and keep safe

Kind regards,

Mrs Evans

Welcome from Mr C Smith, Year 7 Academic Year Leader 2020

My name is Mr Chris Smith and I will be your Academic Year Leader throughout your time at Shoeburyness High School. I will be working alongside Mrs Evans to help support you.

My role is focused on your academic achievement and progress, so I’ll be looking at how you are doing in your subjects and helping you to achieve your target grades as much as possible.

I appreciate it is a difficult time at the moment and you may be worried about what you will be learning when you join Shoeburyness High School. Please do not worry. You would have covered most of the Key Stage 2 curriculum before schools shut down so just take time to look back at what you have already done. If you would like to look at some resources that could help you with this, please go to bbc bitesize at

As we find more resources, we will add them to the Shoeburyness High School website.

I look forward to meeting you soon.

Kind regards

Mr C Smith

Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND)

Shoeburyness High School has a very good working relationship with our Primary Schools in order to make the transition to us as easy as possible.

Our Special Educational Needs Co-ordinator (SENCo), Miss Kate Williams will been in contact with the Primary School SENCos, to discuss the needs of each individual student prior to them starting with us in September.

On entry to Shoeburyness High School, progress is carefully monitored by the SENCo and teaching staff.  Students will have a series of assessments in order to assess their individual needs.  If we find that a student has difficulties in a particular area that may affect their progress, we will organise interventions to address this.  The outcome of these assessments may mean that your child may be placed on the SEND register.

In order for students to make progress, a number of different strategies are available to us

  • Extra support in class
  • Working in small groups
  • Working on an individual basis
  • Support from outside agencies

The decision for who receives this support is made by the SENCo and delivered by either teachers or LSAs.

Here at Shoeburyness High School we have an Assistant to the SENCo, Miss Carol Kemp along with a small team of LSAs who can be available to support student needs both inside and outside of the classroom.  

For more information of what we offer, please have a look at our SEND Information Offer by following the link below. 

SEND Information Offer

FAQ - Who can I go to see for support? Who are the Pastoral Team?

FAQ - What are the expectations of my behaviour (including electronic devices)?

FAQ - How will my day be structured? What are the timings of the school day? 

FAQ - What should my attendance be? What do I do if I am absent from school? 

Welcome to our attendance team. Along with your Year Manager, Academic Year Leader, Form Tutor and teachers, they are here to support you in achieving excellent attendance. 

                    Mr P Stillman                                      Mr J Knott                                      Mrs L Walters

                 Attendance Lead                           Attendance Officer                         Attendance Officer

Achieving and maintaining high standards of punctuality and attendance is a priority for every student.  We would expect students to have at least a 97% attendance record.  

If your child is unable to attend, please:

· Send a note prior to the absence if the reason is known beforehand.

· Telephone as early as possible on the morning of the first day of absence. Please listen to the voicemail message and select the appropriate option (option 3) for student absence. State the student’s name, tutor group and day that the student is expected to return to school.

· Maintain daily contact with the attendance office throughout the absence.

The school will:

· contact parents during the first day of absence, using text messages to mobile phones, if absence is not accounted for.

· contact parents to request notes for any absence that is not accounted for.

Parents are urged to contact the school if there are any problems they wish to discuss relating to attendance. Our full-time Attendance Officers are available to discuss any issues regarding attendance. The school does carry out home visits to ascertain reasons for absence. Attendance data is regularly monitored throughout the year.

FAQ - What happens if I am late for school? 

FAQ - What must I wear or not wear to school? What is the school's uniform? 

FAQ - What do I need to bring into school? What equipment do I need? 

FAQ - What subjects will I study? What will I be doing in lessons? Who are the Faculty staff? 

Click here for the Computing Faculty 

Click here for the Design and Technology Faculty

Click here for the Humanities Faculty

Click here for the  Maths Maths Faculty

Click here for the Modern Foreign Languages Faculty

Click here for the Physical Education (P.E) Faculty 

Click here for the Science Faculty 

Click here for Social Science Faculty (updated 30th June)

We will be updating the website with all Faculties very soon

FAQ - What do the classrooms look like?

You may have already seen some of our classrooms when you came to visit Shoeburyness High School for our Open Evening last September and the activities that take place in them.

Please click here to see some of our classrooms

FAQ - Can I cycle or ride my kick scooter to school? Where can I keep my bike or kick scooter?

Cycling and scootering are great ways to get about and we would encourage students to either walk, cycle or kick scooter into school.

Please note that Caulfield Road and Delaware Road can be busy in the mornings and after school, especially as they are both bus routes. Pavements are also busy and with younger children who will be going to and from our local primary and infant schools. 

We therefore ask for your own and others' safety that this is done responsibly, respectfully and that you follow safety guidance. This includes dismounting your bike or kick scooter before entering the school gates. 

If your child wishes to cycle or kick scooter into school, a designated storage area is provided. This is on our back service road, just next to the tennis courts. 

Bicycles and kick scooters are left at school at the owner's risk and you must supply your own lock if you wish to use one. It must be pointed out that the school does not have insurance cover in the case of damage.

All bicycles and kick scooters must be left in the cycle shed and not chained to the front railings as they may need to be removed. 


Core Faculties: Transition Resources

English, Maths and Science are known as 'core' subjects. This is because you will study them all the way into Key Stage 4 (years 10 and 11) and the skills and knowledge you learn in these subjects pop up across the whole curriculum. 

The 'curriculum' is a term used for all your subjects and the content to your learning. If you look back at the timetable in 'How will my day be structured?', you will see all the different subjects you will study in Key Stage 3 (years 7, 8 and 9). This is your curriculum. 

To help recap on your core knowledge and understanding, we have put together some resources you can look at. 

Keep an eye on this section as we will be updating with more for you. 

SPaG Placemat

Please click here for SPaG Placemat by SATS Companion

Maths Secondary Ready - Numerise

Secondary Ready is a free course within Numerise that is designed to prepare Year 6 learners for starting Year 7 in September.

It is available free of charge to learners in the UK until September 2020.

The Book Buzz


We love reading! 

Here are just five reasons why:

  • Reading is food for the brain.
  • Reading makes you more confident.
  • Books are the world's cheapest travel agents.
  • Reading reduces stress
  • Reading improves your focus, memory and makes your more likely to achieve success.

We would love you to read as much as you can and enjoy it just as much as we do.

At Shoeburyness High School we have The Book Buzz which encourages you to spend time reading.  

There are some amazing books to read and here are a few of our recommendations that you could maybe look at over the Summer.

Recommended reading books

SPaG - BBC Bitesize

Recapping on what you have done at primary school is a great way to get prepared for when you join us. Do not worry about what you will be doing at this point, just take some time to remember all the things you do know. 

We are preparing some resources to help you but for now, you can use the great resources on BBC Bitesize.

Let's start with spelling:

'ough' sound -

words ending in -cious and -tious -

'shun' sound -

when is the 'sh' a 'ch'? -

when is an 'i' a 'y'? -

when is the 'uh' a 'ou'? -

when is the 's' a 'sc'? -

words ending in -ture and -sure -

words ending with -sion -

Spelling quiz -


Then there's punctuation:

Apostrophes 1 -

Apostrophes 2 -

Brackets -

Bullet points -

Commas -

Ellipsis -

Hyphens and dashes -

Inverted commas or speech marks -

Paragraphs -

Semi-colon -

Finally there's grammar: 

Verb -

Pronoun -

Adverbs -

Passive verb -

Modal verb -

Preposition -

Relative clause -

Subordinating conjunctions -

Coordinating conjunctions -

Expanded noun phrase -

Fronted adverbial - 

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