Little Fish, Big Pond!

Little Fish, Big Pond!

By the time you leave your primary school, you may feel like you have outgrown it. You are a big fish in a little pond, the eldest in your school.

When you start secondary school, you may feel like a little fish in a big pond. You will be the youngest in a big school, with students much older than you.

At first this seems worrying and scary. It won’t last for ever. It is true that whilst in Year 7 you will be the youngest, but that doesn’t have to be scary. These pages will help you be more prepared for life in the big pond!

How will secondary school be different?

It's bigger!

Rye Hills is a bigger site than what you are currently used to, but don't worry, you will soon find your way around!

You will have your lessons in lots of different classrooms and will need to move from room to room between each lesson. This also means that you will have more teachers than you are used to as they are all experts in their different subjects.

There are even more people to help you!

At primary school, you probably had a few people helping you to learn well and grow as a student. At Rye Hills, there will be even more people to guide you through your secondary education. Your Form Tutor will be the person who you will see most and who you can talk to about any problems or questions you may have.

From time to time you may need a little extra help and your Head of College and College Pastoral Mentor are the people to speak to. If you are a student with SEND then Mrs Watson and the team of Teaching Assistants will offer support and guidance.

In addition, you will have different teachers to guide you through your subjects and to run extra-curricular activities for you to get involved in. So you see, there are lots of people here to help you!

That sounds like a lot to remember!

As well as being able to look at this website whenever you want, everything you need to know to be a successful student is in your planner. Very soon you will get to know some of the new people here at Rye Hills so will always have someone to ask questions to.

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