Minerva Learning Trust

Y6 - Y7 Transition September 2020 intake

Thank you for your interest in Stocksbridge High School. We are a school dedicated to our community through providing the very best learning and support to our students. Over the last few years we have continually improved outcomes for young people so that they can all leave qualified and confident to make their next steps in life successfully. When Y7 students join us in September 2020 they will enjoy a broad and full curriculum with a renewed offer of music, personal development and modern foreign languages. Pathways through learning ensure that all learners receive both the challenge and support to great progress and achievement. We enrich learning with a full range of extra-curricular and enrichment opportunities. We want our students to be made in Stocksbridge but ready for wider world.

We still have limited space for students joining us in Y7 in September. If you are interested, its not too late. Please complete this form or email me at headteacher@stocksbridgehigh.co.uk and we will get straight back to you - #ThisIsJusttheStart

We couldn’t bring our new ⁦ Y7's together this year. Reading this brilliant book will give us all something we can all share in September. 

Thank you to the Bridge Shop in Stocksbridge for making it possible. #ThisIsJustTheStart

The Star Article

“Who’s my Form Tutor?”2020 

Mrs Mitchell

Hello new Y7,

My name is Mrs Mitchell and I will be your Phase Leader next year. I am really looking forward to meeting you all soon and finding out all about you. I have no doubt that you are super excited to be joining Stocksbridge High School, even if this is all a little strange. Don’t worry though, we are here to support you and work closely with you and your family to make sure that you have the best start at your new school.

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I am also an English teacher at SHS and I am really looking forward to teaching you in my subject as well. I hope you enjoy the book we have sent you this summer; it really is a brilliant read!

In my spare time I am kept very busy walking my dog Darcy. She is a cavapoo and, in my opinion, the best dog in the world. When we return to school see if you can spot pictures of her in my office! I absolutely love football and support Manchester United. I am also a season ticket holder at Barnsley FC. I shall keep my fingers crossed we don’t get relegated this year!

Here are two truths and one lie about me. Can you work out which one I have made up?

1. I used to play football for Barnsley FC
2. I did a bungee jump in New Zealand on my birthday
3. I took my first steps in Sydney, Australia

When we meet in the new school year, I’ll tell you all the correct answer. Your challenge over the summer is to draw a picture of my dog that I can hang up in my office. The cuter the better!

Have a super summer holiday!

See you all soon.
Mrs Mitchell

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Mrs Mitchell

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I am also an English teacher at SHS and I am really looking forward to teaching you in my subject as well. I hope you enjoy the book we have sent you this summer; it really is a brilliant read!

In my spare time I am kept very busy walking my dog Darcy. She is a cavapoo and, in my opinion, the best dog in the world. When we return to school see if you can spot pictures of her in my office! I absolutely love football and support Manchester United. I am also a season ticket holder at Barnsley FC. I shall keep my fingers crossed we don’t get relegated this year!

Here are two truths and one lie about me. Can you work out which one I have made up?

1. I used to play football for Barnsley FC
2. I did a bungee jump in New Zealand on my birthday
3. I took my first steps in Sydney, Australia

When we meet in the new school year, I’ll tell you all the correct answer. Your challenge over the summer is to draw a picture of my dog that I can hang up in my office. The cuter the better!

Have a super summer holiday!

See you all soon.
Mrs Mitchell

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Mrs Smith

Hello everyone,

My name is Mrs Smith and I'll be part of the Y7 team in September, sharing a form with Mrs Skitt. I teach languages and my classroom is R2, right next door to Mrs Skitt's room.

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As well as loving languages, I enjoy reading, running, yoga and taking photographs. I really like to visit new places and the one thing I have missed most during lockdown is being able to travel.

Before I meet you in September, I'd like you to have a think about the following question and come prepared to share you answer during our first form time:
• What three items would you take with you to a desert island?
Make sure your answers are interesting and when we meet, I'll tell you the three items I would take with me.

I hope you have a fabulous summer holiday and spend time doing things you enjoy. I am really looking forward to meeting you all.

Take care
Mrs Smith

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Mrs Smith

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As well as loving languages, I enjoy reading, running, yoga and taking photographs. I really like to visit new places and the one thing I have missed most during lockdown is being able to travel.

Before I meet you in September, I'd like you to have a think about the following question and come prepared to share you answer during our first form time:
• What three items would you take with you to a desert island?
Make sure your answers are interesting and when we meet, I'll tell you the three items I would take with me.

I hope you have a fabulous summer holiday and spend time doing things you enjoy. I am really looking forward to meeting you all.

Take care
Mrs Smith

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Miss Holroyd

Hello new Y7 students

My name is Miss Holroyd. I’m a Science teacher here at Stocksbridge High School and my classroom and form room will be W8. I enjoy learning about new students, so… I hope you have lots of fun facts about yourself and what you have been up to this summer as I’m super excited to meet you all!

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We will be spending our first few form lessons getting to know each other and playing some icebreaker games.

Our first game will be two truths and a lie. I’d like you to think of 2 facts about yourself that are true and another that you have made up, here’s mine, see if you can guess which one is a lie:

1- I have a pet hamster called spider-ham.
2- I love camping.
3- My favourite superhero is superman.

Miss Holroyd

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Miss Holroyd

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We will be spending our first few form lessons getting to know each other and playing some icebreaker games.

Our first game will be two truths and a lie. I’d like you to think of 2 facts about yourself that are true and another that you have made up, here’s mine, see if you can guess which one is a lie:

1- I have a pet hamster called spider-ham.
2- I love camping.
3- My favourite superhero is superman.

Miss Holroyd

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Mrs Mills

Hello everyone

I'm Mrs Mills and I have taught Geography at Stocksbridge High School for 8 years. As well as being a Geography teacher and your form tutor, I am also the subject leader for Humanities.

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Like you, September is going to be a bit strange for me as I have been on maternity leave since Christmas and so will need to get back into the routines of school life. As well as my son Eddie I also have a daughter called Naomi who is 3. When I am not running around after them I like to go canoeing, walking with my dogs and camping. I am really looking forward to meeting you all in September and helping you to get settled at school.
In our first form time together, we’re going to do some fun activities to get to know each other. I’d like you to prepare something for one of the activities while you’re at home. Think of 2 facts about yourself that are true and another that you have made up. Here are mine, see if you can guess which one is a lie:
• I've lived in Zambia
• I share my birthday with my daughter
• My favourite joke is Q Why did the students eat their homework? A Because their teacher said it was a piece of cake

Mrs Mills

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Mrs Mills

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Like you, September is going to be a bit strange for me as I have been on maternity leave since Christmas and so will need to get back into the routines of school life. As well as my son Eddie I also have a daughter called Naomi who is 3. When I am not running around after them I like to go canoeing, walking with my dogs and camping. I am really looking forward to meeting you all in September and helping you to get settled at school.
In our first form time together, we’re going to do some fun activities to get to know each other. I’d like you to prepare something for one of the activities while you’re at home. Think of 2 facts about yourself that are true and another that you have made up. Here are mine, see if you can guess which one is a lie:
• I've lived in Zambia
• I share my birthday with my daughter
• My favourite joke is Q Why did the students eat their homework? A Because their teacher said it was a piece of cake

Mrs Mills

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Mr Henderson

Hello,

My name is Mr Henderson, your new form tutor. I know your last few months of primary school will have been really strange, and it must feel like you haven’t been to school for a long time, but hopefully you’re excited to start high school, and I know I can’t wait to meet you all when the new school year starts!

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As well as being your form tutor, I also teach Geography. Our form room, and my classroom, is W5. This is on the first floor of the newer school building – can you find it on the tour video that you have been sent?

When I’m not teaching, I’m really interested in sport (I’ll play anything, although not always very well!), watching films, reading, and listening to podcasts. I try to all of these things as often as I can but having a one-year old daughter means I don’t get as much spare time as I used to!

To keep your brains ticking over the summer, I’m going to set you a question to think about. I’ve written three sentences about me. Two of them are true, and one of them is a lie – can you work out which is the one I have made up?

1. I used to play ice hockey when I was younger
2. I am 6ft 5 inches tall but was never the tallest person when I was at school
3. I lived in New Zealand until I was 13, and the mountains, beaches, and volcanoes there are one of the main reasons I love Geography

When we meet in the new school year, I’ll tell you all the correct answer. Your challenge over the summer is to come up with the same kind of question about yourself. Please try to think of two true things about you that we will hopefully all find interesting (so make it more exciting than ‘I have an Xbox’ please!) and then make one thing up. Then, when we all meet as a form we can try and guess everybody’s made up fact.

I hope you all have a brilliant summer holiday and get to enjoy some time with your family and friends. Looking forward to meeting you all soon.

Mr Henderson

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Mr Henderson

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As well as being your form tutor, I also teach Geography. Our form room, and my classroom, is W5. This is on the first floor of the newer school building – can you find it on the tour video that you have been sent?

When I’m not teaching, I’m really interested in sport (I’ll play anything, although not always very well!), watching films, reading, and listening to podcasts. I try to all of these things as often as I can but having a one-year old daughter means I don’t get as much spare time as I used to!

To keep your brains ticking over the summer, I’m going to set you a question to think about. I’ve written three sentences about me. Two of them are true, and one of them is a lie – can you work out which is the one I have made up?

1. I used to play ice hockey when I was younger
2. I am 6ft 5 inches tall but was never the tallest person when I was at school
3. I lived in New Zealand until I was 13, and the mountains, beaches, and volcanoes there are one of the main reasons I love Geography

When we meet in the new school year, I’ll tell you all the correct answer. Your challenge over the summer is to come up with the same kind of question about yourself. Please try to think of two true things about you that we will hopefully all find interesting (so make it more exciting than ‘I have an Xbox’ please!) and then make one thing up. Then, when we all meet as a form we can try and guess everybody’s made up fact.

I hope you all have a brilliant summer holiday and get to enjoy some time with your family and friends. Looking forward to meeting you all soon.

Mr Henderson

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Mrs Skitt

Hi everyone,

I’m Mrs Skitt and I’ll be your form tutor next year. I hope you are as excited to meet us as we are to meet you even though it may seem daunting to you, especially after having been off school for so long now.

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I am Subject Leader for MFL and teach French and Spanish and next year we will be using my classroom, R1, as our form room. On some days next year, you will have Mrs Smith taking your register, who is joint subject leader with me. This is because I work 4 days a week, so, I won’t see you every day but one of those days will probably be your assembly day anyway.

I’m really looking forward to meeting you all and finding out more about you. So, you know a little about me; I obviously have a love of languages and my favourite city is Paris having worked there for 6 months. During lockdown I started running and have found out that something I once hated I now really enjoy. I love to read and paint (when I have the time!) and I enjoy watching my children dance and play football which usually takes over most of my weekends.

To break the ice a little on our first day, I want to set you a little challenge. Your question is; if you were stranded on a desert island and could only take 3 things with you, what would you take? I’m not going to tell you what I would take as that would ruin the fun, but have a think and be prepared to tell us so we can find out a little bit more about you and what you like, enjoy or maybe what’s important to you! There will be plenty more games like this in the first few weeks to get to know each other!

Take care, enjoy the summer and I can’t wait to meet you all!

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Mrs Skitt

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I am Subject Leader for MFL and teach French and Spanish and next year we will be using my classroom, R1, as our form room. On some days next year, you will have Mrs Smith taking your register, who is joint subject leader with me. This is because I work 4 days a week, so, I won’t see you every day but one of those days will probably be your assembly day anyway.

I’m really looking forward to meeting you all and finding out more about you. So, you know a little about me; I obviously have a love of languages and my favourite city is Paris having worked there for 6 months. During lockdown I started running and have found out that something I once hated I now really enjoy. I love to read and paint (when I have the time!) and I enjoy watching my children dance and play football which usually takes over most of my weekends.

To break the ice a little on our first day, I want to set you a little challenge. Your question is; if you were stranded on a desert island and could only take 3 things with you, what would you take? I’m not going to tell you what I would take as that would ruin the fun, but have a think and be prepared to tell us so we can find out a little bit more about you and what you like, enjoy or maybe what’s important to you! There will be plenty more games like this in the first few weeks to get to know each other!

Take care, enjoy the summer and I can’t wait to meet you all!

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Miss Simpson

Hello Y7,

My name is Miss Simpson, your new form tutor. Although times are strange at the minute, I will be here to help you through those times when you join Stocksbridge High School. When you do arrive, I will be there every day to support you through your transition and general life in school.

As well as being your form tutor, I am also a teacher of Physical Education. Our form room is in H4, a technology classroom. Can you find it on the tour video?

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Obviously being a PE teacher, I love sports! Being able to stay fit and healthy is really important to me and because of that I tend to take part in a variety of activities out of school. Things like walking in the Peak District, going to the gym and running. Some of these things have been really helpful while we’ve been in lockdown to keep me positive too! I am excited to see what things you have been up to in lockdown too.

To keep your brains ticking over the summer, I’m going to set you a question to think about. I’ve written three sentences about me. Two of them are true, and one of them is a lie – can you work out which is the one I have made up?

- I have lived in Madrid, Spain.
- I have performed in front of 15,000 people live at the Olympics.
- I have met Ariana Grande.

When we meet in the new school year, I’ll tell you all the correct answer. Your challenge over the summer is to come up with the same kind of question about yourself. Please try to think of two true things about you that we will hopefully all find interesting (so make it more exciting than ‘I have an Xbox’ please!) and then make one thing up. Then, when we all meet as a form we can try and guess everybody’s made up fact.

I hope you all have a brilliant summer holiday and get to enjoy some time with your family and friends. Looking forward to meeting you all soon.

Miss Simpson

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Miss Simpson

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Obviously being a PE teacher, I love sports! Being able to stay fit and healthy is really important to me and because of that I tend to take part in a variety of activities out of school. Things like walking in the Peak District, going to the gym and running. Some of these things have been really helpful while we’ve been in lockdown to keep me positive too! I am excited to see what things you have been up to in lockdown too.

To keep your brains ticking over the summer, I’m going to set you a question to think about. I’ve written three sentences about me. Two of them are true, and one of them is a lie – can you work out which is the one I have made up?

- I have lived in Madrid, Spain.
- I have performed in front of 15,000 people live at the Olympics.
- I have met Ariana Grande.

When we meet in the new school year, I’ll tell you all the correct answer. Your challenge over the summer is to come up with the same kind of question about yourself. Please try to think of two true things about you that we will hopefully all find interesting (so make it more exciting than ‘I have an Xbox’ please!) and then make one thing up. Then, when we all meet as a form we can try and guess everybody’s made up fact.

I hope you all have a brilliant summer holiday and get to enjoy some time with your family and friends. Looking forward to meeting you all soon.

Miss Simpson

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Hello, my name is Mr Coles and I have taught Mathematics at Stocksbridge High School since 2007.

I have a plan for our form which I will share with you when you arrive. You'll also be helping to make a display to track what we do as a form as we go through the year.

Your task to think about over the holidays is to come up with one thing you're really good at. It can be anything at all, you will let me know when we have our first form time.

We will build from there. I look forward to seeing you.

 

Buses 

Students from the Ecclesfield, Chapeltown and High Green areas have access to the 777 school bus service which are provided by Stagecoach and Heatons.

The bus service provided by Stagecoach will cover the morning journey and return journey from school at 3pm. The bus service operated by Heatons Coaches is a follow up bus service for the morning journey to school and for the return journey from school at 3pm. Later in the Autumn term 2020, the Heatons service will transfer to the later time of leaving school at 4.10 pm for students staying in school until 4.00 pm. We will communicate this to parents when the date is confirmed. Due to staggered start times, we will publicise the times of the buses during the last week of the school holidays.

We have contacted SYPTE who will update their website regarding return to school travel in line with Government Guidelines. Please keep visiting their website using the following link to check for updates https://www.travelsouthyorkshire.com/en-gb/journeyplanning/school-buses

It is their intention to publicise whether social distancing measures and face coverings will be necessary for each school service. We will also publicise this on our website nearer the time.

Please ensure your child has the appropriate student bus pass from SYPTE prior to their start with us in September 2020. There are three options, as follows:

• Zero fare pass – this is an application process and is issued to those students that meet the local authority criteria. Some students from High Green may be eligible for a zero fare pass. More details can be found at: - www.travelsouthyorkshire.com/childpasses/#section3

• Megatravel pass - all students should have a Megatravel pass to allow them to travel for 80p rather than paying the adult fare. Even those with a zero fare pass should have a Megatravel pass. Details can be found here: - www.travelsouthyorkshire.com/childpasses/#section3

• Mobility pass – For any student with a disability, they may qualify for a mobility pass that will provide free travel, not just at school times. Details can be found here: -

https://travelsouthyorkshire.com/disabled/

Any students who live out of the Stocksbridge and Deepcar area, who need to use public transport should be familiar with the journey and bus stop points prior to joining us in September 2020. Further details will be available on our website in due course.