Welcome to Transition 2020

Dear Parent,

I am absolutely delighted that your child will be joining us at BBEC. I look forward to him/her joining our BBEC family, being happy, successful and having lots of exciting experiences. I hope that you are managing to keep safe and well during this difficult time. The lock down is affecting all of us in so many ways and is likely to affect the way that Year 6 to 7 transition is managed.

As a parent myself, I understand that in normal circumstances the transition from primary to secondary school can be worrying so over the next few months we will aim to give you and your child all the information you need to ensure a smooth transition. I am sure that you are also concerned about how the current lockdown will affect the transition process. We are monitoring closely the advice that is coming from government and will try to ensure that we safely and sensibly do all we can to make your child’s transition experience as comfortable as possible. We will keep you informed as we know more. In the meantime, staff from BBEC have already contacted primary schools to collect all the information we need in order to give your child a good start.

If there is anything we can do to help your child to transfer successfully to BBEC please do not hesitate to contact us on 01274 676285. If you have any specific concerns that relate to SEND requirements, please contact our SENDCo, Miss Jessica Henshall at jrh@buttershaw.net. We also have a dedicated transition email address transition2020@Buttershaw.net should you have any questions, we will try to help you in whatever way we can. Our website provides a good introduction to BBEC and please look at our school magazine, BBEC Buzz, to give you a flavour of the activities that our students could be involved in in the future.

We would also like all parents to download the SIMS Parent app. Information about this will be sent to you via email. This will be our main way of communicating with you from September 2020.

I am looking forward to meeting you all as soon as it is possible. Please pass on our best wishes to your child.

Take very good care of yourselves

Yours sincerely

Ruth Hartley

Head of School