Hello Year 6,

I hope you are looking forward to joining us at Whickham in September. I am excited about the start of the new school year and the opportunity to meet you.

As you may know I have recently been appointed Headteacher at Whickham and, like you, will experience new things in September. Joining a new school can be exciting but can also make some people worry. This is normal and to support you we have set up this special Year 6 section of our school website so that you can see the school, join in activities that are set and ask questions using the online contact form.  Your Year Leader in September will be Miss Herrington and she is going to read and respond to your questions.

You will be part of my first year group as Headteacher and that makes you particularly special to me. I would therefore like to find out more about you through you sending me a letter.

Please either email your letter to transition@whickhamschool.org or send this by post if you do not have access to an email account.

In your letter please include the following things:

  • Your name and the primary school you attend
  • Your interests
  • Your favourite subjects
  • What you are looking forward to at Whickham School
  • What you would like to do when you are an adult
  • If you are anxious or nervous about joining the school in September
  • Anything else you think might be interesting to me

I am looking forward to reading your letters and getting to know you when you join the school in September.

Yours sincerely,

Mr Turnbull
Headteacher Designate