15:26 PM - 7 Aug 2019

Thank you to all the parents / carers for giving the students such a lovely welcome at Heathrow and for your support since the trip launched! We (the teachers) had a great time and are proud of all the students!

13:51 PM - 7 Aug 2019

Have most of the bags, we won't be long (hopefully)

13:13 PM - 7 Aug 2019

We have just landed, see you all once we get through customs and baggage reclaim ✈✈✈

03:46 AM - 7 Aug 2019

First two legs of journey are over, both teams are currently in Doha awaiting our final flight, no delays thankfully... See you in Heathrow at 1.45pm next to Costa Coffee 👍

http://www.twitter.com/hinchleywschool/status/1158168775016865792

01:12 AM - 5 Aug 2019

Team 2 have survived the jungle! The students have done brilliantly and are back in KK for a well deserved R&R day of snorkelling 🐢🧘‍♀️ https://t.co/l6vQtjqDFM

http://www.twitter.com/hinchleywschool/status/1157192568150482944

08:33 AM - 2 Aug 2019

Team one clearing one of the ox bow lakes overcome with the zativa weed in the Borneon Jungle https://t.co/v2xZySCPvj

http://www.twitter.com/hinchleywschool/status/1156575051950514181

15:39 PM - 31 Jul 2019

Team one arrived at Kinabatagan yesterday for their KOPEL project and have spent today collecting and planting seeds to help grow more trees in areas of the jungle affected by deforestation. It's been a hot but productive day! 🌲🌿 https://t.co/8gRz1aci3N

http://www.twitter.com/hinchleywschool/status/1155761043706011654

09:44 AM - 29 Jul 2019

Team one have survived the jungle! We are back in Kota Kinabalu feeling very refreshed and clean https://t.co/ZV6peDebB8

http://www.twitter.com/hinchleywschool/status/1155279563502411776

01:51 AM - 28 Jul 2019

Our time at KOPEL has come to an end. The students’ experience here will be one they will not forget and they are so grateful for the community’s hospitality 🐒🍃🚤 https://t.co/CcBE1UxKYH

http://www.twitter.com/hinchleywschool/status/1154002009072140289

13:14 PM - 24 Jul 2019

Team one are enjoying our penultimate night in Survivor school before we brave the jungle! https://t.co/7oTi47wqba

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.