Welcome to Willingdon School
Here you will find all the important information and guidance towards your transition to Willingdon School.
The Transition from KS2 - KS3
Our Leader of Transition at Willingdon Community School is Assistant Headteacher Nadene Townsend-Smith
Systems for Support
Directors of Student Progress, Transition
Transition Teaching Assistant
Consistent system for data transfer from over 20 primary schools across Eastbourne schools.
Lone transferees workshops
Taster Evening/Taster Day
Group work session
Welcome meeting for parents
Primary School Surgeries
Meet the Tutor Evening
Supporting Teaching Staff
Tutor support programme
Comprehensive information pack for every teaching class
Pen portrait for SEND and EVER 6 students
Nurture workshops and shared strategies
Year 6 Transition Timeline
Prospective Parents' Evening - Thursday 30th Sept.
Saturday 2nd October 9am / 9.30am / 10am / 10.30am (Tour of the school only)
Monday 4th October 9am / 9.30am
Tuesday 5th October 9am / 9.30am
Wednesday 6th October 9am / 9.30am
Headteacher's Address and Q&A
To be held by Zoom on
Wednesday 6th October from 6-7pm
(Contact firstname.lastname@example.org if you would like to attend any of the events below)
Meet Core Subject Directors of Learning - 6pm
Meet other subject area Directors of Learning - 6pm
Q&A with the Senior Leadership Team - 9.15am
Meeting Inclusion, SEN and Pastoral Support - 6pm
Year 6 Welcome Parents' Evening
Virtual Meet the Tutor Evening
Parents' Q&A Evening
SEND - Extra Transition Taster Days
Year 11 Transition
Year 11 students and parents and carers – Please be aware of the Careers East Sussex web page which sets out FE colleges and sixth forms’ arrangements for welcoming and preparing offer holders and prospective students. There are activities running from May, including open days and events, virtual tours, taster sessions and with study packs and resources they can start working through now.
For students who have not yet applied for post-16 education, please log onto the e-prospectus via the Careers East Sussex website to apply. If you are not sure of your log-in, please speak to Mrs Rooney, Careers Leader in school. Students educated at home, or not attending an East Sussex school can create a self-registered account to apply
The Careers East Sussex website, provides information both for young people, and for their parents and carers, including journey to adulthood information for young people with additional needs. It includes the Employability Passport tool which enables students to record their skills and careers experiences, and which is freely accessible to all students with an e-prospectus log-in. Learners can use their Passport information in applications, share it with tutors for feedback or print it off as an interview prompt. Information on how to use the Passport can be found here.
For all learners, we would recommend having a one-to-one session with a careers guidance professional in school if they have not already done so. Speak to Mrs Rooney to set this up. Alternatively, Get Career Confident also offer free online guidance sessions and the National Careers Service is available online or by phone 0800 100 900.