Welcome to Year 7

Dear Year 6 Student

I hope you are excited to be coming to John F Kennedy School in September; we are certainly excited that you will be joining us. My name is Miss Taylor and I am the Achievement Leader for Year 7 - what this means is that it is my job to make sure that you are happy in school. I am helped by my Assistant Mrs Jevon and also a team of Year 7 Form Tutors.

Moving to a new school can seem a bit scary and we want to let you know that we promise we will do all we can to make sure that you feel comfortable at JFK as quickly as possible.  We want to make sure that you are excited about your learning and that you make the most of all the great opportunities both inside and outside of the classroom at JFK.

I have worked at JFK for fifteen years and in that time have looked after lots of year groups, but Year 7 is my favourite! When I am not at work I enjoy swimming and dancing, as an English teacher I also love to read and my favourite subject at school was art.  I would be really interested to hear about you and your interests if you would like to write to me before you start in September. Your parents and carers have attended a meeting to talk about what is going to happen to get you ready for moving to secondary school, so I thought it would be nice to write to you and let you know what we all talked about.

Lots of things will be taking place in the next few weeks to get you ready for September. Either myself or Mrs Jevon will come and visit you and your class teacher at the beginning of June so we can find out all about you and answer any questions you might have. At the beginning of July you will have a chance to visit our school on a Taster Day where you will get to meet lots of other Year 6 students, some teachers and some Year 7 students who have survived and will tell you it’s all ok! I will give you a booklet on your taster day to take home which will have lots of information in it to help you.   We have students coming from 38 different primary schools, some people will know lots of other students joining the school and some will be coming on their own.  Everybody will make new friends very quickly!

Finally, you will come in the evening, with your parents and carers, in July to buy books and equipment and some of your uniform and meet your form tutor. I want to say two things to you before I meet you (and you will hear me say this lots of times during your time at JFK!) firstly if you need help or have a problem or you are just not sure tell someone and they will help, secondly make the most of the brilliant opportunities JFK  can offer you.  Enjoy the rest of your time in primary school and I look forward to meeting you very soon.

Best Wishes

Miss J Taylor

Achievement Leader Year 7