Welcome to Tiverton High School! Thank you for choosing to come to THS.
Moving up to secondary school can be a pretty nerve-racking experience both for you and your parents. We work hard to try to make sure that transition from your primary school is as positive as it can be for everyone, no matter what your needs might be. So that we can give as much support as possible to you all, we have put together a group of staff who will be able to help you in a variety of different ways. You will all belong to a House from September and will be members of a tutor group with your own tutor who will get to know you very well. They will give you and your family the information and individual advice and guidance you’ll need as you settle in to our school. There will be students of all ages in your tutor group, so that you will have contacts with different people and they will lend a hand as you find your way around and settle in. Everyone will have a Learning Manager who will make sure each of you makes good progress in lessons and a ‘Welfare Officer’ who will make sure that any day to day problems are sorted out.
You may have already met some of our staff who work to make transition as easy for you as possible. Mrs Fasey has been into all the primary schools and talked to you and your teachers about THS and has done a lot to make sure that you will be with someone you know from your primary school when you come here. Kerrie, our Transition Assistant, has also been to see everyone and will continue to work with some of you and your families.
I am very proud of Tiverton High School and I am very proud of the effort we make so that your first steps in the school are positive ones. I hope that you enjoy your time with THS and that together we can achieve the success that you hope for.
Sammy Crook, Head Teacher
The Transition Assistant at Tiverton High School is Kerrie Butler who works with all the partner primaries in the Tiverton Learning Community. She also does outreach work with schools that are not in our catchment area so all children are enabled to use the Transition Service.
Kerrie works in both the primary schools and the High School and make visits the primary schools regularly from January to July, working with Maggie Fasey (Primary Liaison Officer) to gather information about students. This information is then fed back to the High School Support Centre if needed and then to tutors later in the year. From this information Kerrie will begin to work with 15-20 students each who need individual support and support plans on a 1:1 basis. This support is provided in a variety of ways including activity days during the summer holidays, self esteem building clubs, school-based work and supporting and implementing Common Assessment Frameworks (CAF’s). The Transition Assistants also work closely with other agencies within the Tiverton Learning Community to try and establish close links and information sharing.