Year 6 Transition
Welcome to the transition section of the Sir John Thursby Community College website.
If you are joining us in September as a new year 7 student or are a parent of a student joining us, this part of the school website is just for you!
On here, you will find lots of information to answer all the questions that we are sure you have.
We are so pleased that you have decided to come and join our school. We know that moving from primary to secondary school can be a scary time, but it is also so exciting!
We are all here, ready to welcome you and support you every step of the way.
Keep checking this section of the website because we will keep adding new information. If you have a question that has not been answered on this page, please email: firstname.lastname@example.org and we will make sure we answer it.
We may not be able to invite you into our building just yet but we will be doing everything we can to bring the staff and the building to you through video messages, video tours and online transition activities. Looking forward to meeting you soon.
Please click below to watch a welcome video from Mrs Rignall
At Sir John Thursby Community College we aim to ensure that communication between parents / carers and the school is simple and effective. As a result, we have enlisted the services of Classcharts.
ClassCharts is a software package that communicates daily with parents and carers alerting them to their child’s timetable, homework, attendance, behaviour, detentions and achievements.
Additional information on term dates and letters will also be shared via ClassCharts.
As a parent / carer you will be provided with a unique code to allow you to set up your ClassCharts account on a computer, laptop or mobile or other device that supports iOS and Android apps.
What equipment will I need?
When you join us at SJT, you will be doing lots of exciting lessons in different class rooms around the school. You will carry your bag and your equipment around with you during the day.
You will have the option to hire a locker if you would like one. Your form tutor will sort this out for you when you arrive in September.
The things that you will need every day are:
2 pens- blue or black (so you always have a spare)
A pencil , ruler, rubber, pencil sharpener & a pencil case
You can of course bring extra stationery if you would like to. As you are moving to different classrooms, you will also need:
A School Bag. Your school bag should be big enough to fit an A4 folder in it and needs to be waterproof. Rucksacks are ideal, but it is up to you what style of bag you bring.
In order to organise yourself, each evening you should look at your timetable to see which lessons you have the following day and you should pack your bag so you are ready for the next school day.
Check that you have the following in your bag:
Your stationary- pens, pencil, ruler, rubber, pencil sharpener, all in your pencil case
Any books that you need for lessons that day (they will be provided by school)
Any homework that is due in
Your PE kit, if you have PE the next day
If you are having packed lunches, don’t forget to put your lunch in your bag in the morning!
Food and Drink
At Sir John Thursby, we have a wide variety of food and drink available every day with lots of favourite items on the menu. As a school, we operate a “cashless” system. This means that you have two options to arrange to pay for your food. Details on how the cashless system works and sample menus can be viewed here
Year 7 Progress & Guidance Team
Click on each picture to see messages from the Progress & Guidance Team.
Mrs RignallHead of Year 7
Hello, I am Mrs Rignall and I am the Head of Year 7.
As Head of Year ,Â I will look after you all the way through year 7 and make sure you are happy and making progress.
I am a Science teacher, so I will be lucky enough to teach science to some of you!
I love the sun and the beach!I enjoy walking and have two dogs called Bailey and Oakley.
I can't wait to meet you all. We are going to have a brilliant time together!
Mrs TregayAssistant Headteacher of Inclusion
Hi, I'm Mrs Tregay and I am Assistant Headteacher of Inclusion.
I make sure that the team are given every opportunity to support students who need a little extra help. My belief is that everyone can succeed and here at SJT we have lots of opportunities to help students who are finding school life hard. Â
I also teach Health and Social care and love guiding the older students through the course.
Out of school, I spend a great deal of time with my family as they are important to me. I also love to walk my dog and explore the beautiful areas surrounding Burnley.
I am looking forward to meeting you all and hope that we as a team can make your time at SJT the best ever.
Miss SulemanAssistant Head of Year 7
Hello, my name is Mrs Ashworth. I hope you are looking forward to joining Sir John Thursby Community College in the near future.
My role at Sir John Thursby is Nurture, the room in which I am based is called The Green House, which is very colourful and calming. My role is to support pupils to ensure that they integrate fully into the school community. Â I run small group work sessions and 1 : 1 sessions.
I am Looking forward to meeting you all soon.
Hi I am Miss Suleman
I'm the Assistant Head of Year 7.
My job is to make sure you have a fantastic and memorable time at Sir John Thursby; as I believe every child matters' and is it my job to ensure you thrive and make progress in year 7.
I am always available to support and help any student.
Looking forward to seeing you all
Hello, my name is Mrs Ashworth. I hope you are looking forward to joining Sir John Thursby Community College in the near future. My role at Sir John Thursby is Nurture, the room in which I am based is called The Green House, which is very colourful and calming. My role is to support pupils to ensure that they integrate fully into the school community. I run small group work sessions and 1 : 1 sessions.Â I am Looking forward to meeting you all soon.Â Mrs Ashworth
Requesting a Leave Note for Appointments during the School Day.
If you require your child to leave school for an appointment, please contact Mrs L Hewson on the school telephone number 01282 682313 or directly on 07740 409 030.
We would appreciate as much notice as possible, in order to arrange a leave note to be given to your child. When collecting your child could you please bring the appointment letter, where possible, or be prepared to show a text message notification.
We cannot guarantee to be able to release your child from class without delay if we do not have prior knowledge.