Welcome by the Head of Year 7

It gives me great pleasure to welcome you to Teddington School for the next steps in your educational journey.  I hope that the years you spend as part of our Teddington family will be both happy and memorable.  It is my ambition that every student leaves Teddington as confident and resilient young people, equipped with the necessary skills and values to enable them to contribute positively to society and succeed in whatever field they choose to pursue.  

I am very much looking forward to working with you in my role as Head of Year 7, offering guidance and support throughout your journey towards academic success. My aspirations for all students will be realised through high expectations of all, both in and out of the classroom, and fuelled by my passion and determination that everyone should succeed.  All staff at Teddington School share these high expectations and therefore you will be expected to show dedication and commitment across all subject areas.  This includes attending school punctually, every day and showing respect to staff and students alike.  In return, Teddington School will provide a wealth of academic, creative, sporting and personal experiences that will inevitably lead to your success and enable you to grow into valuable members of our community.  The school values are driven through everything we do at Teddington School; Responsibility, Innovation, Empathy, Integrity and Endeavour.  I am confident that with enthusiasm, hard work and a positive attitude to learning we can achieve positive outcomes for all.    

We are currently preparing for your arrival, and whilst we hope to have a transition day in July this might not be possible in the current climate. If this is not possible, we do have other creative ways to manage this process, with a series of virtual events available to welcome you and your child to the Teddington family. More details about our transition programme and virtual events to follow. We are also in the process of creating a dedicated transition page, on the school website, to support you and your child as they prepare for the next steps in their learning journey. Please be assured that we will not allow the current situation to hinder your transition and we will do everything to ensure that every new student joining us feels supported, cared for and able to succeed.

I understand that starting the journey to secondary school can be an exciting but unnerving time, especially due to the unfortunate circumstances surrounding the coronavirus but I want to reassure you that we work hard to liaise with our feeder primary schools and all families to ensure everyone has a stress free and enjoyable experience. By the time each student reaches the end of Year 6, I aim to ensure that they are not worried but are looking forward to the new challenge ahead.  

I look forward to meeting you all and welcoming you to Teddington School very soon.   

Warmest regards,   

Hollie Pleavin

Head of Year 7


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