Yr6 Transition FAQs

Year 6 Transition – FAQs

 

As we cannot talk to you in person, as we normally do when we visit your primary school, here are a couple of videos for all Year 6 students and their parents/carers.

Check this page regularly to ensure you aren’t missing any key information, as the video clips will be updated every few weeks. We will also send out any key messages or updates via our Edu link messaging system.

We hope these will provide answers to frequently asked questions, introduce you to some key faces, and you may be set some little challenges for the summer as well!!

 

 

  • Is there going to be any ‘Induction days’ for the Year 6 students this academic year?

The school are following the Department for Education guidance around induction day and would like all parents and carers to be aware that “visits to secondary schools for induction will not take place this year”.

However, please be assured the Transition team is working hard to put in plans for an induction package as and when the Government allow it.

  • How can we get the school uniform?

There are different suppliers which we use and they are taking orders online so you can be ready when the time comes around. If you contact any of the suppliers they will give you further guidance on how to order.

Uniform Centre
– Leeds

114-116 Queen Street

Morley

01132521463

Smart Uniforms

Kirkgate

Wakefield

01924366633

Signature Retail

13 Ropergate

Pontefract

01977703657

 

http://www.kukrisports.co.uk/teamshop/therodillianacademy

The PE kit supplier, Kukri, is for all students at the Academy. 

The shirts need to be purchased through the Kukri website but plain Black shorts (no logos), plain Green socks (no logos), Plain Black Leggings or Base Layers (no logos) may be sourced elsewhere if parents/ carers choose to do this. 

Boys shorts must be suitable for playing rugby & Girls leggings must not be transparent when stretched.

It is essential that any shorts and socks that are sourced elsewhere are the same as that outlined on the Kukri website. .

Girls, Year 9 – 11 PE Kits may still purchased from usual uniform suppliers.

 

  • Where do I go on my first day?

You will be able to enter through the main gate at the front of school and enter the school through the main entrance.

There will be plenty of lovely staff and helpers to show you where to go and lots of signs to make sure you get the right place. You will be directed into the main hall where Miss Needham and Mr Grayston will meet you and explain what happens from there.

Everyone is really friendly and helpful so don’t worry. We will help you get to the right place.

  • What If I get lost?

No need to worry about getting lost, you won’t really be lost, but at some point you may be unsure where your classroom is: you don’t need to panic.

All of our teachers and students are really helpful, all you need to do is ask and someone will point you in the right direction or often, walk you to lesson.

Most of our building is across three floors in the shape of a ‘U’, and all the classroom doors are clearly labelled. You will additionally have a tour of the school and be provided with a map on your first day. By October, you will be brilliant at knowing your way around. Trust us!

  • Will the work be really hard?

All your work will be specific and targeted towards your own ability level, this will be different for everyone. If the work is too easy you will become bored and uninterested, so the work will be challenging but still achievable.

We work very closely with primary schools to find out your ability levels and any additional support you might need.

If there is a piece of work you are finding difficult, you can speak to your teacher as they will be able to help you and explain it in a different way. There may be some resources or books to help you, and we also have a Homework Club each week after school until 3.30pm where you could get support.

  • What does a typical day look like at Rodillian?

You should arrive at school by around 8.10am and be in your tutor room for 8.20am

One day a week, instead of tutor time, you will have assembly with your Head of Year Miss Needham and different guest speakers. The school day finishes a 2.30pm where you will make your own way home or stay for an after school club. Bells sound at the end of each lesson so that you know when you go to the next lesson or break time.

  • How do you collect rewards?

Teachers will reward positive behaviour, good work, correct uniform and helpfulness by giving you stamps as part of our ‘Positive Discipline’. As the year goes on you are able to trade these in for a different variety of rewards such as ‘Jump the queue pass’, use of the Astro turf at break or lunch and many more.

We also recognise achievements and effort by sending postcards and letters home. At the end of the year, students who have maintained high standards all year will be invited to go on the Year 7 rewards trip to a theme park. We went to Alton Towers last year with over 300 Year 7 and it was fantastic!

  • How will Rodillian Academy be up to date with the child’s needs if primary school is closed?

We are working closely with primary schools and the Year 6 teachers to collect all key information and data to ensure a smooth transition into Year 7 at Rodillian Academy.

Primary colleagues and Rodillian staff have positive relationships and both parties are working collaboratively to meet pupil needs. However, if you feel there is new information that the primary may not be aware of, you are welcome to contact our Head of Year/Transition Manager on [email protected]

  • How will the school decide which tutor group a student is placed in?

Miss Needham has been extremely busy over the last few months collecting information from your primary schools and ask them to recommend learning partners. These are peers that work well together to bring out the best in each other.

We do not take requests to be with friends as this is a great opportunity to meet new people, and as a school we have found this to be a very successful approach. If your child is coming from a school where they are the only pupil, we would place them in a tutor group where there are other’s in the same situation so that they can support each other.

  • What happens if my child didn’t get a place at Rodillian Academy?

If your child was unsuccessful in their application to Rodillian Academy, there is an appeals process to follow on the Local Authority website:

https://www.leeds.gov.uk/residents/children-families-and-carers/schools-and-learning/school-places/admissions-appeals

  • What happens when your child has additional needs?

We are working hard to ensure each individual has a settled and positive start to their journey at Rodillian Academy. .

Unfortunately, we cannot confirm additional transition dates at this moment but we have plans in place for supporting Year 6 students and these will be as soon as we have the go-ahead.

If your child has a special educational need that you would like to discuss further, please feel free to contact our SENCO, Mr Stevens [email protected]

  • How many subjects do we do in Year 7?

At Rodillian we thrive to give students a wide variety of subjects for their learning. These include Maths, Science, English, ICT, Resilience, Art, Music, Drama, Food Technology, Design and Technology, Textiles, Physical Education, Religious Education, Dance, Geography, History and French.

  • What bus can I catch to and from school?

There are lots of options but the main buses and routes are as follows:

You can also visit the metro website to plan further your bus route and bus number.

https://www.wymetro.com/schools

Service

Further Details: Hunslet – Rodillian Academy / via Stourton Grange, Middleton and Robin Hood

 

AM

PM

 

To The Academy

DEP

From The Academy

DEP

L74

Hunslet, Church Road (District Center)
Stourton Grange, Middleton Way
Middleton, The Omnibus
Rodillian Academy

07:30
07:36
07:40
07:51

Rodillian Academy
Middleton, The Omnibus
Stourton Grange, Middleton Way
Hunslet, Morrisons

14:40
14:46
14:50
15:00

Service

Further Details: Hunslet – Rodillian Academy / via Belle Isle and Middleton

 

AM

PM

 

To The Academy

DEP

From The Academy

DEP

L79

Hunslet, Church Road (District Center)

Belle Isle Circus, Belle Isle Rd/Windmill Rd

Middleton Park Circus

Rodillian Academy

07:32

 

07:36

 

07:46

 

07:56

Rodillian Academy

Middleton Park, Ring Road/Thorpe Road

Belle Isle Circus, Belle Isle Rd/Belle Isle Close

Hunslet, Morrisons

14:40


14:50


14:56


15:08

Service

Further Details: Hunslet – Rodillian Academy / via Belle Isle and Middleton

 

AM

PM

 

To The Academy

DEP

From The Academy

DEP

L75

Hunslet, Church Road (District Center)

Belle Isle Circus, Belle Isle Rd/Windmill Rd

Middleton Park Circus

Rodillian Academy

07:32

 
07:36


07:46


07:56

Rodillian Academy

Middleton Park, Ring Road/Thorpe Road

Belle Isle Circus, Belle Isle Rd/Belle Isle Close

Hunslet, Morrisons

14:40


14:50


14:56


15:03

The L76 Bus route has been removed.

Service

Further Details: East Ardsley – Rodillian Academy

 

AM

PM

 

To The Academy

DEP

From The Academy

DEP

L78

Bradford Road
Rodillian Academy

08:05
08:15

Rodillian Academy
East Ardsley, Bay Horse

14:40
14:48

 

Service

Further Details: Methley – Rodillian Academy

 

AM

PM

 

To The Academy

DEP

From The Academy

DEP

 

574

(Starting 
18/09/17)

Methley Lane / Pinfold Lane

Oulton Church

Rothwell Butcher Lane

Rothwell Carlton Lane

Halfway House

Rodillian Academy

07:13

07:18

07:25

07:27

07:30

07:35

Rodillian Academy

Halfway House

Church Street

Oulton Church

Methley Lane / Pinfold Lane

14:40

14:48

14:54

15:02

15:07

575

(Starting 
18/09/17)

Wood Lane/Manor Road
Wood Lane/Wakefield Road
Halfway House
Rodillian Academy

08:00
08:05
08:10
08:15

Rodillian Academy
Halfway House
Wakefield Road
Wood Lane @ Haigh Road
Woodlesford Holmsley Lane

14:40
14:43
14:46
14:56
14:58

 

The L73, L74, L75, L76, L78, L79 and 575 services are operated by CT PLUS.
For any additional information, please contact CT Plus on 0113 245 4691

The 574 service is operated by CT Plus Wakefield.
For any additional information, please contact on 01924 377 084


574 Bus Service Route

Towards Rodillian Academy – Pinfold Lane, L Saville Road, S Church Lane, R Leeds Road, L Styebank Lane, R Park Lane, S Ingram Parade, S Church Street, S Butcher Lane, R Carlton Lane, S Leadwell Lane, L Leeds Road, R Long Thorpe Lane.

From Rodillian Academy – Long Thorpe Lane, Leeds Road, R Wood Lane, Church Street, Ingram Parade, Park Lane, Styebank Lane, Leeds Road, Methley Lane, Leeds Road, Church Side, Barnsdale Road, Pinfold Lane.

575 Bus Service Route

Towards Rodillian Academy – Wood Lane, Wakefield Road, Leeds Road, Long Thorpe Lane.

From Rodillian Academy – Long Thorpe Lane,  Leeds Road,  Wakefield Road,  Wood Lane, Haigh Rd, Styebank Lane, Leeds Rd, Holmsley Lane.

 

  • What are the key contact numbers I will need as a parent/carer?

 

Miss Needham (Head of Year 7/Transition Manager) – [email protected]

Mr Grayston (Director of Key Stage 3) – [email protected]

Rodillian Reception – 01924 872 252

Janet Erskine (Attendance Officer) – 01924 874 762

Dan Stevens (Assistant SENDco) – [email protected]

The Rodillian Academy