Key Stage 2 to Key Stage 3 Transition Support

Welcome to our support page for students transitioning from Key Stage 2 to Key Stage 3 in September 2020.

Under normal circumstances, students would get to experience life in our school by having transition days where they visit the school and spend some time in their new class. At the present time, this isn't possible.

We understand the difficulty this is causing for our new students and for their parents. We have put together this page so that you can share the information with your child. It contains video tours of Key Stage 3 and its classrooms along with some information about the staff in your child's new class.

We know that this can never replace visiting the school, but we do hope it helps to reduce some of the anxieties your child might be having. Hopefully it may get them feeling excited about coming to their new school!

If you have any questions at all, we are here to help. You can get in touch using the information on our contact us page.


Key Stage 3 Department Virtual Tour


Key Stage 3 Foundation

 

Staff in KS3 Foundation

Mrs Gill Reston

Teacher

Mrs Sue Elliott

Teaching Assistant

 

Click here for a 360° photo of KS3 Foundation

 

KS3 Foundation Virtual Tour 


Key Stage 3 Progress

 

Staff in KS3 Progress

Mr Matthew Balson

Teacher

Mrs Becky Pyne

Teaching Assistant

Miss Lena Molyneux

Teaching Assistant

 

Click here for a 360° photo of KS3 Progess

 

KS3 Progress Virtual Tour 


Key Stage 3 Transition

 

Staff in KS3 Transition

Mrs Laura Appleton

Teacher

Mrs Lindsey Jones

Teaching Assistant

 

Click here for a 360° photo of KS3 Transition

 

KS3 Transition Virtual Tour 


HLTA for KS3

Mr Croft works in all 3 KS3 classes to support with learning and interventions.

Mr Andrew Croft

HLTA


School Uniform for KS3

Please see the photo gallery below which shows examples of boys and girls uniform for KS3. 

 

Boy's Uniform

White polo shirt

Black / charcoal trousers

Navy blue jumper with school logo

Black shoes

 

Girl's Uniform

White polo shirt

Black / charcoal trousers or skirt

Navy blue jumper / cardigan with school logo

Black shoes

 

 

 

Key Stage 2 to Key Stage 3 (Learning Suite) Transition Support

Welcome to our support page for students transitioning from Key Stage 2 to Key Stage 3 into Learning Suite at West Lancs in September 2020. Under normal circumstances, students would get to experience life in our school by having transition days where they visit the school and spend some time in their new class. At the present time, this isn't possible.

We understand the difficulty this is causing for our new students and for their parents. We have put together this page so that you can share the information with your child. It contains video tours of Learning Suite and its classrooms along with some information about the staff in your child's new class.

We understand that this can never replace visiting the school, but we do hope it helps to reduce some of the anxieties your child might be having. Hopefully it may get them feeling excited about coming to their new school!

If you have any questions at all, we are here to help. You can contact us using the information on our contact us page.


Learning Suite Department Virtual Tour


Learning Suite Foundation

 

Staff in Learning Suite Foundation

Ms Emilia Scott

Teacher

Mrs Paula Dickinson

Teaching Assistant

Miss Su Brannigan

Teaching Assistant

Mrs Stacey Bradshaw

Teaching Assistant

Mr Jai Brierly

Teaching Assistant (maternity cover)

 

Click here for a 360° photo of Learning Suite Foundation

 

Learning Suite Foundation Virtual Tour 


Learning Suite Progress

 

Staff in Learning Suite Progress

Mrs Leeanne McEvoy

Teacher

Mrs Jo Reed

Teaching Assistant

 

Click here for a 360° photo of Learning Suite Progess

 

Learning Suite Progress Virtual Tour 


Learning Suite Transition

 

Staff in Learning Suite Transition

Mrs Maria Bullen

Teacher

Mrs Lorraine Waterworth

Teaching Assistant

Mrs Jennifer McMath

Teaching Assistant

Mr Bryan Swift

Teaching Assistant

 

Click here for a 360° photo of Learning Suite Transition

 

Learning Suite Transition Video Tour 


HLTAs for Learning Suite

Miss Wright and Mrs Jones work in all 3 learning suite classes to support with learning and interventions.

Miss Kimberley Wright

HLTA

Mrs Mary Jones

HLTA


School Uniform for Learning Suite

Please see the photo gallery below which shows examples of boys and girls uniform for Learning Suite.

 

Boy's Uniform

White polo shirt

Black / charcoal trousers

Navy blue jumper with school logo

Black shoes

 

Girl's Uniform

White polo shirt

Black / charcoal trousers or skirt

Navy blue jumper / cardigan with school logo

Black shoes

 

 

Key Stage 3 to KS4 Transition Support

Welcome to our support page for students transitioning from Key Stage 3 to Key Stage 4 in September 2020. Under normal circumstances, students would get to experience life in KS4 by having transition days where they would spend some time in their new class. At the present time, this isn't possible.

We understand the difficulty this is causing for some of our students and for their parents. We have put together this page so that you can share the information with your child. It contains video tours of Key Stage 4 and its classrooms along with some information about the staff in your child's new class.

We understand that this can never replace what we would normally do, but we do hope it helps to reduce some of the anxieties your child might be having. Hopefully it may get them feeling excited about their move to KS4!

If you have any questions at all, we are here to help. You can get in touch using the information on our contact us page.


Key Stage 4 Department Virtual Tour

Key Stage 4 Foundation

 

Staff in KS4 Foundation

Mrs Danielle Gibbons

Teacher

Miss Ashlea Allan

Teaching Assistant

Miss Ruth Bond

Teaching Assistant

 

KS4 Foundation Virtual Tour


Key Stage 4 Progress

 

Staff in KS4 Progress

Mr David Mullen

Teacher

Mrs Angela Bright

Teaching Assistant

 

KS4 Progress Virtual Tour 


Key Stage 4 Transition

 

Staff in KS4 Transition

Mrs Natasha Higgins

Teacher

Miss Emily Lawrence

Teaching Assistant

 

KS4 Transition Virtual Tour


HLTA for KS4

Mrs Rees works in all KS4 classes to support with learning and interventions.

Mrs Louise Rees

HLTA


External Provision for KS4

KS4 students have access to the following external / additional learning provisions, suited to their learning needs.

 

Fir Tree Fisheries

Fir Tree Farm

The Nook

Appley Bridge

Wigan

WN6 9JB

Tel: 01257 252607


email: info@firtreefishery.co.uk

 

Click Here to visit the Fir Tree Fishery website

 

Horticulture (on site, located in P16)

KS4 students have access to the horticulture unit in Post 16. They are supported by staff on site and work both in the greenhouse and outside. They are encouraged to be actively involved in learning about plants and what conditions they need to be able to thrive. This is done in a practical, hands on way.


 

 

Key Stage 4 to P16 Transition Support

Welcome to our support page for students transitioning from Key Stage 4 to Key Stage 5 / Post 16 in September 2020. Under normal circumstances, students would get to experience life in Post 16 by having transition days where they visit and spend some time here. At the present time, this isn't possible.

We understand the difficulty this is causing for students and for their parents. We have put together this page so that you can share the information with your child. It contains a video tour of Post 16 (KS5) along with some information about the staff in your child's new class. There is also some information about external provision that is accessed in Post 16.

We understand that this can never replace visiting Post 16, but we do hope it helps to reduce some of the anxieties your child might be having. If you have any questions at all, we are here to help. You can contact us using the information on our contact us page.


Post 16 Transition Support


Post 16 Department Virtual Tour


Post 16 Foundation

 

Staff in P16 Foundation

Miss Ellen Galbraith

Teacher

Mrs Sharon Thorpe

HLTA

Mrs Wendy Sharp

Teaching Assistant


Post 16 Progress

 

Staff in P16 Progress

Mrs Annette Marshall

Teacher

Mr Jason Greenwood

Teacher

Mrs Belinda Darcy

HLTA


Post 16 Transition

 

Staff in P16 Transition

Mrs Louise Holcroft

Assistant Headteacher

Mrs Gretta Dykes

HLTA

Mrs Helen Coakley

Teaching Assistant



On site provisions for P16:

Horticulture, Small Animal care, Enterprise & Industry, Forest Schools, Outdoor Classroom, Duke of Edinburgh Programme and Lunch in Unit Programme.

 

Community links:

Public swimming and fitness centre access, public library access, public transport training, awareness of accessing health care provision, awareness of accessing community centre resources, access to the wider community, community project work linked to the River Tawd, community project work linked to Greenslate Farm and the Canal and River Trust, Wigan Athletic Community Trust and Preston North End.

 

Supported Work Placements:

Canal and River Trust, Midstream Garden Centre, River Tawd , West Lancs Rangers, Greenslate Farm and supported internships through The Legacy Project.

 

Independent work placements:

E rooms, Pets at Home, Midstream Garden Centre, Hair Salons in Skelmersdale and Ormskirk, Roy Castle Charity Shop and Noses to Toses Dog Groomers.

 

Accreditation Pathways:

AQA Level 1 and 2 Functional English skills, AQA Level 1 Functional Math skills, AQA Entry Level Certificate Maths and English, AQA Unit Award Schemes OCR life and living skills, ASDAN Certificate of Personal Effectiveness, ASDAN Transition Challenge, ASDAN Towards Independence, ASDAN Short Course – Careers, ASDAN Personal Development Programme – Bronze, Silver & Gold, ASDAN Short Course – Horticulture and Small Animal Care and NCFE Business and Enterprise – Level 1.

 

College Links:

West Lancashire College, Southport College and Carmel College – St Helens.

 

Social Care Links:

One Vision – Wigan and Midstream Garden Centre – Skelmersdale.

 

Transition support – preparing to leave Post 16:

Transition coffee mornings, College application support, Career advice and guidance, Supported transitions to college settings, independent travel training, transport application support and P19 support including Adult Social Care Assessment referral and support.

 

Transition support – preparing to join Post 16:

Transition coffee mornings, internal Post 16 application process, Career advice and guidance, personalised learning programmes to support transition, Outreach support programmes, Block work experience programme, transition plan including transition week, home based learning and 16-19 Bursary support workshops.

 

Full details of the Post 16 curriculum and accreditation routes can be found in our curriculum handbook using the following link:

Click here for the Post 16 Curriculum Handbook



 

 

School Leavers Transition Support

Welcome to our support page for students leaving West Lancs in July 2020. Under normal circumstances, students would get to experience taster sessions and transition days where they visit their new provision. At the present time, this may not be possible.

We understand the difficulty this is causing for our students and for their parents. We have put together this page so that you can access some relevant links and details of provisons your son / daughter may be transitioning to. You can then share this information with your them and seek support from both school and the new provision, to help with the transition. Where possible, we have included some photo galleries of the new provisions.

We understand that this can never replace real transition visits, but we do hope it helps to reduce some of the anxieties your son / daughter might be having. As always, if you have any questions at all, we are here to help. You can contact us using the information on our contact us page.


Post 16 Transition Support


 

West Lancashire College


Skelmersdale Campus
College Way
Skelmersdale
WN8 6LH

Tel: 01695 52300
email: enquiries@westlancs.ac.uk

 

West Lancashire College Website - CLICK HERE


Southport College

 

Mornington Road

Southport

Merseyside

PR9 0TT

Tel: 01704 500606

email: reception@southport.ac.uk

 

Southport College Website – CLICK HERE


My Life

 

Thompson House Equestrian Centre

Standish

Wigan

WN6 0PP

Tel: 01257 472900

Email: info@my-life.org.uk

 

My Life Website – CLICK HERE


Activate

 

The Bracknell Centre
Bracknell Avenue
Southdene
Kirkby
L32 9PW

Tel: 0151 545 1279

Email: info@activateces.org.uk

 

Activate Website – CLICK HERE


West Lancs Day Centre

 

Please contact school for more information

 


Midstream

 

2 Penrose Place

Skelmersdale

Lancashire

WN8 9PR

Tel: 01695 555316

Email: Click here for Midstream’s enquiry web form

 

Midstream Website – CLICK HERE


One Vision

 

Unit 15 Hope Enterprise Centre

Scot Lane

Wigan

WN5 0PN

Tel: 01942 211000

Email: team@onevisionmedia.uk.com

 

One Vision Website – CLICK HERE


 

 

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