We love our school and are proud of the children and their many achievements. We welcomed our new families on Tuesday 12 July, with their children, to a transition event. This has helped the children familiarise themselves with Team Gomer, the school building and the Gomer Standrad. We can’t wait to see the children for their transition day on Thursday 15 July.

Did you miss the welcome meeting? If so, please see the presentation below. Your child may like to ask their friends but the activities they participated in – the scavenger hunt was a big hit!

Y2-WELCOME-Meeting

Transition Y3 2023

Team Gomer are always keen to introduce their junior school community within the GFM. On November 8 2021 Team Gomer launched their 2022 Starters Open Day video. You can watch it below. Watch this space for an updated version for 2023 Starters.

The application process for Year 3 junior school places opens on Monday 31 October 2022.  Applications are due by Sunday 15 January 2023. We are aware that choosing the right school for your child was an important one.  Parents/carers will be notified of school places for Gomer Junior School on Friday 14 April 2023. Gomer Junior continues to be a very popular choice for our local families!

Transition is a major event not only for a young person but also for the family members that support their child. It is therefore our aim to ensure that the transition journey is enjoyable, informative and exciting.  A move to a new school and organisation (GFM) is a significant time for any family. During the transition, every family will receive a warm welcome and opportunities to learn more about the school, Team Gomer, our approach and have opportunities to preview KS2 learning. For some, transition will be an exciting time. For others, this will be a time of nervousness. Whatever ‘change’ means for your child, our established team will ensure that our offer is inclusive and we will endeavour to meet need. You can be confident that Team Gomer are committed to ensuring that all children are given the opportunity to reach their full potential with an understanding that this takes children, as individuals, different amounts of time.

Proposed Transition Menu 2023

To help your child with their transition our menu of activity includes:

  • w/b 15 May: Welcome letter and pack from the school. This will include a template for a ‘coat of arms’.
  • w/b 19 June: Access to a 360 tour – navigate your way around the school and find the embedded videos, audios and slides to find out about learning at Gomer Junior – this is in place of a welcome meeting. You can find the tour in our Transition Website – scan the QR code from your welcome letter to see it.
  • w/b 26 June: Year 3 team to visit pupils in their own school.
  • w/b 26 June: transition letter e mailed home with Google Classroom log-ins. Every child is encouraged to log-in to gain familiarity with the online classroom which is used for all Home Learning and live teaching if required (and continued if your child moves to a GFM secondary school). You will find:
  1. Links to updated 360 Tour – to navigate at your leisure which includes key information and staff appearances.
  2. Access to online transition activities to prepare for the onsite visit in July
  3. Ongoing support with Google home learning throughout their time at Gomer and continue using it if they move to a GFM secondary school.
  • w/b 3 July: Year 3 team to visit pupils in their own school.
  • Tuesday 11 July: Meet Team Gomer. Child and parent/s to attend a Welcome Meeting in the School Hall at 3.30pm and access a carousel of activities. It will be difficult for us to accommodate younger or older siblings so please aim to make alternative arrangements for them.
  • Thursday 13 July: children to spend the whole day at Gomer Junior School – they will need a packed lunch (provided if child in receipt of FSM)
  • Friday 1 September:  Y3 only will return to the school site as part of their transition. Whole school to return to the school site on Monday 4 September.

We will do everything we can to support every child with their transition to Gomer Junior. For some, this will be an exciting time. For others, this will be a time of nervousness. Whatever ‘change’ means for your child our established team will ensure that our continued offer is inclusive and will endeavour to meet need. We look forward to working in collaboration with our parents and carers and, the time when we can meet in person.