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 Deputy 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 – For September 2022 admissions
Meet The Tutor Evening – Thursday, 29th June 2022 6pm-7pm
Taster Days – Tuesday, 5th and Wednesday, 6th July 2022
Lone Primary Taster Day – Wednesday, 22nd June 2022
Coffee Morning – Wednesday, 13th July 2022 9.15am-10am
Summer School – Monday 25th July – Friday, 29th July 9.30am-2.30pm
Year 6 Transition Timeline – For September 2023 admissions
Prospective Parents’ Open Evening – Thursday, 6th October 2022 5pm-8pm (last tour 7.15pm)
Headteacher’s Address at 6pm and 7pm
Open Mornings - 9am on the 10th, 11th and 12th October 2022
Tour of the school only – Saturday, 8th October 2022 9am-11am (last tour 10.30am)
To book onto any of the above Open Events please click on this form;
Year 6 Welcome Parents' Evening - Wednesday 22nd March 2023 - 6pm-7pm
Lone Primary Taster Day
Meet the Tutor Evening - Wednesday 28th June 2023 - 6pm-7.30pm
SEND - Extra Transition Taster Days
Summer School - from Monday 24th July (TBC)
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.