22:59 PM - 8 Nov 2019

Year 9 students on the WW1 Battlefields visit are due to arrive back to school at around 23:45. The staff would like to thank the students for an excellent visit.

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19:35 PM - 8 Nov 2019

Year 9 Battlefields visit. Students have paid their respects to the soldiers who fought in the Great War and explored important sites linked to their study of the experiences of WW1. The students have been a real credit to the school. https://t.co/ig6F9l9GRs

http://www.twitter.com/hinchleywschool/status/1189566127560691713

15:34 PM - 30 Oct 2019

Fantastic final day in Berlin. Students enjoyed the visits to the panorama 360 Berlin Wall exhibition and the Stasi museum. https://t.co/U7dxJW78vJ

http://www.twitter.com/hinchleywschool/status/1189262748938575872

19:28 PM - 29 Oct 2019

Lovely end to day two with a yummy evening meal and bowling 🎳 https://t.co/AREXdZivy6

http://www.twitter.com/hinchleywschool/status/1189228978286006272

17:14 PM - 29 Oct 2019

A poignant and compelling visit to Sachsenhausen concentration camp this morning followed by an enlightening walking tour of Berlin this afternoon https://t.co/gzehF2Vhmx

http://www.twitter.com/hinchleywschool/status/1188922857205764096

20:57 PM - 28 Oct 2019

Quick stop at the Brandenburg Gate before our visit to the Reichstag this evening 🇩🇪 https://t.co/fe6xto3rxl

http://www.twitter.com/hinchleywschool/status/1188873134323195906

17:40 PM - 28 Oct 2019

Lovely afternoon stroll down at the East Side Gallery. Fantastic to bring learning in the classroom to life 📚👨‍🏫 https://t.co/xQRnAFXRqZ

http://www.twitter.com/hinchleywschool/status/1188766456235905024

10:36 AM - 28 Oct 2019

Year 11 history students have arrived safely in Berlin. First stop: Olympiastadion 🇩🇪 ⚽️ https://t.co/eRuKPR6KDY

13:43 PM - 11 Oct 2019

The Marchants Hill Visit is ready to depart with tired but happy students. It is on schedule to arrive at school for 2.30pm pick up. Students will be dismissed at 2.30pm from the north playground - please note that you will not be able to collect before this time.

14:53 PM - 10 Oct 2019

Another exciting day was had by all at Marchants Hill today. Students are in great spirits and have been working together and overcoming new challenges! All are tired but happy and looking forward to the disco evening tonight. The estimated time of arrival back tomorrow 2.30pm.

Transition Group

The aim of the Transition Class is to help students coming into Year 7 develop the basic social, literacy and numeracy skills needed to succeed at Hinchley Wood School.  Typically, students will be admitted to this group when we believe their literacy and/or numeracy skills need additional support for them to achieve to the best of their ability.  There are normally 13-15 students in the Transition Group and the decision to offer a place is made in consultation with all parties, including parents. 

Transition Group students will be part of a mainstream Year 7 tutor group.  They will, however, have their maths and most literacy based subjects together, usually in their own Transition Room.  Where possible, students will have other lessons outside the core subjects in the relevant departments.  PE and Technology lessons will be in mainstream mixed ability classes.

The goal is for all Transition Group students to move into mainstream mixed ability classes by the end of Year 7.  When this happens will usually depend upon literacy levels and be determined by assessments conducted by the Transition Group class teacher.  A small number of students may stay in the Transition Group for additional literacy input throughout Year 7 and only join their tutor groups for some extra subjects.  Arrangements for this small group may vary from year to year, subject to the needs of the students and timetabling requirements.

If it is felt that there is a need for a personalised curriculum in Year 8 and beyond, this will be discussed in school and with parents before it is put into place. 

Mrs Mansell co-ordinates the Transition Group and will teach many of the lessons.