• Eskdale Academy

Transition letter to parents

Updated: Jun 12, 2020

Dear Parent/Carer,

We would like to update you on some exciting new developments that will take place across all schools in Hartlepool.

Each of our children’s journeys through education, from primary to secondary, is our key priority and we are always looking to improve that journey.

We have been working closely with all Hartlepool schools to think about how we can best support all children in their transition to secondary school. Together we have developed a new process to share information so that we can ensure that the right support is available to your child from the moment they start their new school. One of the ways that we can help with this transition is to ensure that the secondary school is in a position, at the start of term, to support your child in all the ways we did in primary school. This can only happen if the secondary school is aware of the information held by us.

As you will know from our Privacy Notice on our website we are legally required to transfer information as described in The Education (Pupil Information) (England) Regulations 2005. However, this year, using the new processes we are hoping to share additional information (if we hold it) with your child’s secondary school, such as your child’s:

• Learning style;

• Social & emotional development and behaviour;

• Punctuality;

• Early Help/Social Care involvement;

• Child and family Circumstances;

• Home to School Partnership arrangements;

• Friendship groups.

The above information will be shared to highlight any areas of strength as well as areas that your child may need support. If necessary additional conversations will be held to ensure your child’s needs are met in their new school.

Under normal circumstances, we would have discussed this with you in person and involved you in the transition process, however, due to the current COVID-19 situation, this has not been possible. I would therefore, ask that if you have any concerns about us transferring this additional information to your child’s secondary school then please contact the school on 01429 272255 before the 29th May 2020.

Yours sincerely,

Mr Neil Voisey

Deputy Headteacher

Eskdale Academy

Tel: 01429 272255