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Year 6 Transition

Year 6 Transition

 

Welcome to Maritime Academy

Welcome to our Year 6 Transition page, where you can access resources and information about the transition from primary to secondary school. We recognise that the move from primary school to secondary school is a big one – often for parents and carers as much as for the students! Our transition programme allows us to make the process a positive and exciting experience for our students.

Maritime Academy is opening in September 2022 with one Year 7 cohort so is uniquely placed to ensure a nurturing and supportive transition for every individual that joins us. We will do all we can to allow Year 6 students to gain a real insight into being a Maritime Academy student. Our positive links with primary schools in the local area and beyond, will allow us to create a seamless transition for your child ensuring that students entering Year 7 settle in quickly and with ease.


Travelling by Bus

As a school we have worked with Medway Council to provide free transport to our temporary school site located in Twydall Primary School. There will be three designated school buses that are for the exclusive use of Maritime students only. These buses will pick up students from three central pick-up points within Strood and transport the students to school. Students will be dropped off at these points again at the end of the school day.

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The transport is free of change and we hope this provides a safe way to travel to our temporary school site.  Students should be made aware of our Travel Code of Conduct to ensure they know and understand our expectations to keep the transport safe and enjoyable for everyone. Any inappropriate behaviour or conduct that puts the safety or welfare of others at risk, whilst wearing the Academy school uniform, will be managed in line with our behaviour policy.

Whilst staff will be on duty at the Academy site to welcome and dismiss the students at the beginning and end of the school day, we expect students and parents to be responsible for their conduct outside of the school gates as responsible citizens able to be proud of the choices they make.


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Uniform

Students at Maritime Academy are expected to achieve standards of excellence in all areas of academy life including appearance.

A uniform, worn well, supports excellent behaviour, emphasises equality amongst young people and reflects the pride that our students have in being part of the academy community. Correct uniform must be worn at all times.
We strongly recommend that parents and students review our Uniform Policy. The guide provides details of our official uniform suppliers, and we recommend that parents purchase any branded items from Simmonds our official suppliers.

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Our uniform supplies are opening a new shop in Dockside on the 11th June – please the flyer below for details of how to book an appointment and guarantee 10% off your purchase

 


Dates for your diary:

Area Dates
Primary visits by Maritime staff From week beginning 6th June
Student Transition Day Thursday 7th July
Staff Development Day Thursday 1st September 
Staff Development Day Friday 2nd September
1st Day of term (students) Monday 5th September 

 

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The Voyage

The Voyage is our weekly newsletter to support our families on their journey to Maritime Academy. Each edition will remind parents of what will be required ahead of September, as well as provide updates and new information.

Edition 1, 10/06/2022: Welcome to The Voyage

In our first edition of the weekly newsletter, we cover the following topics:

  • Meet the Leadership Team
  • My Child At School
  • Website Update
  • Transport
  • Inclusion at Maritime

 

 

Edition 2, 14/06/2022

This week, our newsletter has important updates on the following:

  • Welcome from the Principal
  • Catering update
  • Sustainability
  • Transition day – 7th July
  • Temporary site update
  • Website update

 

Edition 3, 21/06/2022

This week, our newsletter has important updates on the following:

  • Welcome form the Principal
  • Student ambassadors
  • Our Fleet
  • Transition day – 7th July
  • Temporary site update
  • Website update

 

Edition 4, 28/06/2022

This week, our newsletter has important updates on the following:

  • Welcome form the Principal
  • Student Ambassadors
  • Attendance
  • Transition day – 7th July
  • Reminders from the Office Team
  • Website update

 

 


Coming soon!

Our 2022 transition booklet will be available to download soon. Keep an eye on our website or social media for updates.

In the meantime, please see below for some useful support for families regarding transition.

 


Student support materials

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Anna Freud – 7 ways to support CYP anxiety and worries

Clinicians at the Anna Freud Centre have developed seven ways that we consider to be best practice in responding to children and young people’s fears.

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NHS – Going Back to School

Take a look at this great PDF that talks all about going back to school.

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Anna Freud – Helping children and young people to manage anxiety

A practical guide to supporting pupils and students during periods of disruption.

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Anna Freud – Supporting Mental Health in Secondary Education Booklet

Take a look at this incredible booklet by the Anna Freud Centre! It covers topics from self-harm to measuring mental health and
wellbeing in schools. Check out their website.

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Your preferences have prevented this content from being loaded. If you have recently changed your preferences, please try reloading the pageThe Spark

Spark asked their team of children and counsellors to write some tips for pupils about to transition from year 6 to year 7.

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Young Minds

Young Minds have created a “Find your feet” video all about pupils and their fears over joining secondary school.

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Quick links

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We believe that the best way to transform life chances is to actively shape the minds, attitudes and habits of young people through a framework of cognitive education that enables them to master of their own destiny.

Ethos & Values

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As part of our commitment to establishing a school that celebrates Medway’s rich naval heritage, our houses are named after famous ships that were built in Frindsbury, close to where our school is located.

School House – The Fleet

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Maritime Academy is striving to become a paperless academy. My Child at School (MCAS) is an online portal that enables parents to view their child’s performance at school in real time.

My Child at School

Thinking Hats
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Thinking Keys
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Thinking Maps
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