Primary School Liaison

Primary Transition Staff

Mr Williams

I am Mr Williams. I am in charge of organising all the primary visits and events that happen at Byrchall. I am also a PE Teacher and love getting involved in sport. My role is to ensure that your transition to high school is a smooth one and that you look forward to joining us here at Byrchall. Parents and students can contact me at mrprimary@byrchall.wigan.sch.uk with any questions.

Mrs Hudson

Hello. My name is Mrs Hudson. I am one of the Assistant Head teachers in school with responsibility for Inclusion. One of my big jobs is visiting our primary schools before you start and finding out lots of information about you: what you like and are good at and maybe the things that you struggle with a little bit. This means that I can make sure that all the right help and support are there for you before you start with us.

Mrs Stephenson

Hi my name is Mrs Stephenson, and I work in the main office at Byrchall High School. I will be contacting your school at times throughout the year, to invite you to come and visit us for our many events we hold especially for primary school children. We have Twilight Tasters, Open Days, Open Evenings and Curriculum Evenings, all that will give you an insight to the exciting world at Byrchall. I may not see much of you during your visits, as I will be making sure you have a name badge, are in the correct group and arranging for you to travel to Byrchall.

Mr Scott

I am Mr Scott. I am Head of Year 7 at Byrchall and my job is to make sure you settle down with us when you start at your new school. I will see you most mornings in your form and in assemblies where we will celebrate the success of all our fabulous achievements in Year 7.

I am also a Humanities teacher at Byrchall, so you will see me in lessons and around school.

Hope to see you soon at Byrchall.

Upcoming Dates for 2018-19

For parents of children in Year 6 who are looking to choose their son or daughter's secondary school, we have several events aimed at letting you and your child see what Byrchall has to offer.

Assembly Road Shows

During September 2018, Roadshow events will take place where members of Byrchall staff will visit students within their Primary School; prospectuses will also be distributed at this time. We will contact you by telephone or email requesting date of preference and number of students in Year 6.

Open Day/Evening 2018

Byrchall High School will be opening their school for the day to all potential students on Tuesday 9th October 2018. During the Evening Event, parents are welcomed to see what Byrchall has to offer.

Friendship Day

Students that have chosen Byrchall as their high school are invited to come along on Saturday 9th March 2019 to meet other students and form friendships.

Curriculum Evening

We will be holding a curriculum evening on Thursday 9th May 2019 for those joining Byrchall. This is to allow them to familiarise themselves with the school and staff.

Twilight Tasters

Students in Year 5 will be invited to attend a Twilight Taster Day, Monday 17th June, Tuesday 18th June, Wednesday 19th June and Thursday 20th June 2019. Letters will be sent to the primary school for distribution. (2.30pm to 6pm, Byrchall will arrange transport to collect and drop off students at their Primary School).

Pastoral Visits

Members of our Pastoral Team will be visiting Primary Schools and meeting with the Year 6 teachers of those students who have selected Byrchall as their preferred High School.

Transition Visits

On Tuesday 25th June 2018, there will be a transition visit for all students coming to Byrchall, this is to meet their form teachers, meet fellow classmates and enjoy some activities. Letters will be sent directly to the pupils and Byrchall will provide transport from the primary school of those sending 5 or more students, we will liaise with schools regarding transport nearer the time.

Please note this is our main transition event for new students. Please inform us as soon as possible if this date conflicts with any of your Year 6 activities.

Contact Information

If you are considering Byrchall, outside of the secondary school deadline, please contact school as we can arrange visits and tours. Please feel free to contact the school regarding any of the events listed or for any other enquiries.

Rob Williams (Primary Curriculum Co-ordinator)

rwilliams@byrchall.wigan.sch.uk
Tel: 01942 728221 (ext 209)

Sharon Stephenson (Main Office/Primary Support)

sstephenson@byrchall.wigan.sch.uk
Tel: 01942 728221 (ext 222)

Enquiries

Primary Students/Parents can ask questions about the school via the email
mrprimary@byrchall.wigan.sch.uk