Transition 2022

Our New Year 7

What is happening with Transition this year?

We have three ways which we will conduct our transition programme this year.

The first is this webpage, which provides you with key information about getting started at Little Lever. You will find which PREP tutor students will be in and which House they will belong to (this informs the colour of their school tie). Our new Year 7 PREP Tutors will record welcome videos very soon, introducing themselves to their form. These will be the first person students meet each morning and will be on hand to support them every day.

The second part of our transition programme is our Induction Day for our Year 6 students only, taking place on Friday 8th July. Students will learn about our values, expectations, our enrichment programme, and work on building their aspirations for the future.

The third part of our transition programme is our Transition Evening, taking place in school on Wednesday 13th July 2022. This evening is for parents/carers only. The evening is split into two sessions in order for us to accomodate the 215 families in the building. The first session starts at 4.30pm and the second session starts at 6.30pm. Each session can hold up to around 107 students’ parents/carer. No more than two adults can attend the evening. Appointments will be made on a first-come-first-served basis for either slot. Appointments need to be booked by phoning our main reception. The evening will consist of a detailed presentation from our Principal, Mr Mckeon about or values, expectations and how we will support your child to achieve things they never thought they could.

So firstly, sit back and take your time navigating this webpage via the pink drop down menus. We hope it answers the many questions you may have about joining Little Lever School. If you have any further questions, please email Mrs Leigh, our Leader of Transition on sle@little-lever.bolton.sch.uk

We can’t wait to see you all in soon!

Letters and Advice From Our Year 7s

We asked our current Year 7s of 2021/22 to write welcome messages and provide some advice for our new Year 7 students starting in September…

Dear new Year 7’s,

We’re all excited to hear you’re joining us at Little Lever School, I would love to tell you how much of a good school this is. At this school everyone is here to help you achieve things you never thought you could. People here also wish to make you feel safe.

When you start this September, you may not feel so confident, but do not worry, by the time you’re at the end of year 7 your confidence will be through the roof. We all believe in you.

If you find any lessons hard ask your teachers for help. That is what they are here for. Most people have left this school achieving things they never thought they could and so can you! So go ahead and leave your blazer in a better place.

Yours sincerely,

Summer


Dear new Year 7’s,

I know starting a new school can be scary and nerve wrecking but that’s expected. Many of you would have mixed feelings about moving from a primary school to a high school, but I’m sure you will settle in just fine.

Little Lever School does not expect you to be the smartest or cleverest but trying is always essential, it can lead to badges and even bigger prizes.

Your classes will be very different from primary school. They will be more difficult and more challenging but if you push yourself to your limits and be respectful towards others education, you could achieve things you never thought you could.

Yours sincerely,

Rahim


Dear new Year 7,
I hope you’re excited to come to Little Lever School. When I was in year 6 I was worried about detentions and I’ve never had one! It’s actually quite hard to receive a detention as you always get a chance and a choice to improve and do the right thing. We are rewarded with points, prizes and badges when we do well and points are taken off when you get detentions and don’t do homework.

There’s no need to worry about being shouted at either, as teachers will just talk to you as they’re really friendly.

I wish you good luck and I’ll see you in September.

Kaitlin Hubbard 7L


Dear Year 7,

I know how it feels to move to a new school, it can feel scary! Trust me, it’s not that bad.

When you are here, you can do anything on the Enrichment sessions. You might not know what that is, but you can do sports, art, writing and much, much more.

We also have reward points and badges. You can earn these by working hard in lessons and be kind to others. When you get a certain amount, you can get badges at the end of each term. You can also get badges for coming into school every day. These badges make you look even smarter in lessons.

I hope you are looking forward to coming to Little Lever School. I can’t wait to see you.
Ben, 7E


Dear New Year 7s,
Hi there, I’m going to give you a few tips and advice for your new journey at Little Lever.

It may seem like a big jump, coming to a brand-new school, meeting people you have never met before, and some people may have come alone, but that’s ok. You will meet people you have never met before with the same interests and hobbies as you.

Subjects – In high school, there are a lot more different subjects such as Drama, Catering and Design Technology. These offer more opportunities and for me, they have opened up a whole new interest or two.

Teachers – During your years at Little Lever you will meet a range of different teachers, that will help you with anything you need.

Good luck,
Toby Brown


As scary as it seems starting a big brand-new school it’s not that bad. I know you are going to be scared, you have just got to be brave, take a deep breath and step right into a new lease of life. Yes, it is school, yes there will be homework (and quite a bit of it) but you have just got to be organized and know what you are doing, do not be stupid and think you are clever for not doing homework. It is for your benefit, it is to help you, no one else.

On the plus side of it is the new friends you will make and the amazing trips you will go on. The new teachers that bring more fun it the lessons you are going to have your favourite subject and you least favourite but that just what comes with school, it is like a package deal there is the cons and the pros to school you will have the best time of your life.

It is not at all like primary at all, you’re more independent. You get to walk round on your own, you get to have your own choice and opinion, you will be able to make cakes in catering, you will be able to make a bird feeder in technology and cannot even begin how many experiments you will do science. The teachers will talk about your GCSE exams, but it is what they must do to prepare you for them. They will make sure you get a good grade in your exams and make sure you have a good job, and they do all this for you.

So, the main thing you need to know about high school is you will have the time of your life and you do not need to worry or stress about it.

Lacey B


Dear New Year 7s,

Welcome to Little Lever High School! My name is Phoebe and we’re happy to have you at this school. Don’t worry about a thing as this school is amazing and so are the teachers. They are kind, caring and supportive and the lessons are fun and engaging and don’t even get me started on the yummy food! They even have waffles, pancakes and more at break and at lunch they have pizza, sandwiches and have all different main meals.

At Little Lever, we have just had a brand new library built. It’s very colourful and has lots of interesting books. The homework is not too hard and there’s not that much. If you don’t have any devices or have bad internet at home, there is something called Nightclub where you can do homework, get help if you don’t understand and get free food!

At Little Lever, we have 3 core values: be kind, take responsibility and work hard. We also believe that students can achieve things they never thought they could. If you have any problems, you can go to staff and they can talk with you anytime. We have this system and if you do good in your lessons, you get positive points and if you’re unkind or misbehave, you can get negative points which get taken from your positives. At the end of the half term you can use your positive points to bid for prizes!

We can’t wait to meet you.

From Phoebe.


To the new year 7,

I believe in September you guys are starting high school and you are all probably nervous but don’t worry because last September when I was starting Little Lever, I was scared on my first day but everyone here is kind and very respectful.

On your first day you will meet your form tutor for the first time and will be given a timetable with lots of exciting, different subjects. Every morning when we line up on the yard, they announce the top form winners and top point scorer in the year for the previous day. I have been the top point scorer 4 times this year and I couldn’t be more proud of myself. Now that I am about to go into year 8, I want to keep achieving points and getting rewards from teachers.

Good luck, I will see you all in September, you will love it!!

Lexa Powel

What can you expect each day at Little Lever?

  • What is the Little Lever Way?

    Little Lever School is one of the most improved schools in the country! One of the major reasons for this is that everyone at Little Lever believes in our core purpose and doing things the Little Lever Way! Click below to find out what the Little Lever Way is all about…

    The Little Lever Way

  • Our Praise Culture

    We care about children and we want every child at Little Lever to be known and feel valued.  We want them to understand that success comes through hard work and effort.  We understand how Praise helps and supports every person to achieve things they never thought they could, but praise is earned at Little Lever.  We give praise for a multitude of things but primarily for demonstrating effort and kindness.  Click below to find out more about our praise culture…

    Our Praise Culture

     

  • Our Expectations

    We have very clear expectations at Little Lever.  We are very clear about what we expect from each and every student.  This is to ensure ALL students have the best chance of achieving things they never thought they could!  In our experience when you raise your expectations of young people they always rise to the challenge.  Click below to find out more about our expectations.

    Our Expectations

  • What subjects and topics do you learn about each year?

    We have mapped out what you will be learning each year at Little Lever. Go to our curriculum page below and watch the video to find out more…

    Our Curriculum

  • How do we help students learn and remember more?

    We pride ourselves on knowing what has the greatest impact in helping your children learn.   This is one of the many reasons why we are one of the most improved schools in the country!  We are research driven and only implement teaching strategies that have the greatest impact in helping our students achieve things they never thought they could!  Please click below to find out more about how we do this…

    Our Teaching

     

  • Our School Day 2022/23

    Year 7

    8am – 8.30am – Breakfast is available to purchase from our dining room

    8.30am – 9.15am – PREP time

    9.15am – 10.45am – Session 1

    10.45am – 11.05am – Break

    11.05am – 12.45pm – Session 2

    12.45pm – 1.15pm – Lunch

    1.15pm  – 2.45pm – Session 3

    2.45pm – 3.30pm – Compulsory Enrichment on Thursdays

  • Our School Uniform

    We have a strict uniform policy.  This is to ensure students are preparing themselves for the world of work and life beyond their 5 years at Little Lever.  In many jobs students will have to wear a uniform or specialist equipment.  We want to teach our students the value of this.  We also want to ensure every student feels part of the Little Lever team.  When students wear our blazer they take on the responsibility to leave the blazer in a better place.  This means they represent our community when they wear our blazer and they must represent our community in the right way.

    We insist on black leather shoes and we will not deviate from this.  We do not allow trainers of any type.

    Students are only permitted to wear a wrist watch.  Rings, earrings, piercings and bracelets are not to be worn.  If students arrive to school with jewellery on it will be confiscated and a C3 detention will be issued.  Again, we want students to take responsibility for the choices they make.  We have set out a clear uniform policy and our expectations will not change.  The responsibility lies with the student to make the right choice.

    If students are going to have piercings we recommend students have these done over the summer holidays.  We will not accept any reason for wearing jewellery other than a wrist watch.

    Our Uniform Stockists

    Whittaker’s Schoolwear, Deansgate, Bolton 01204 389485

    whittakersschoolwear.co.uk

    Smart Clothing, Blackhorse Street, Bolton 01204 392610

    smartschoolwear.co.uk

    PTS School Wear, 7 New Road, Radcliffe 0161 723 0991

    pts-schoolwear.co.uk

    Ziggys, Brackley Street, Farnworth 01204 577211

  • What equipment must students bring to school every day?

    Equipment at Little Lever refers to 4 things:

    1. Book (For Year s 7-10 a reading book from their Reading Routes programme which is provided by school)
    2. Bag
    3. Pencil case
    4. Planner

    All students are expected to have these 4 items at all times when they are in school.

    ‘You wouldn’t turn up to a football match without your football boots… you’re probably not going to play very well…’

    This is a common analogy we use with students to show them the importance of having their equipment with them at all times. Not having the right equipment can significantly affect the progress a student makes each day.

    We conduct equipment checks every morning in PREP time. Students who do not have the right equipment will be issued the right equipment for the day. If students return the equipment at the end of the day there will be no consequence issued. Should students not return their equipment they will be issued with a detention. Again, this is to teach students about the importance of managing themselves and taking responsibility for their equipment.

Meet the people who will help you achieve things you never thought you could

  • Find out which Edge (Form) group you are in

    7L Christies (Red Striped Tie)

    Aleeza Iqbal
    Armani-Rose DeSouza
    Ava Holloway
    Bradlie Kirkman
    Dakota Cubbins
    Dylan Jones
    Emily Fielding
    Evie-Mae Buckley-Owen
    Harrison Leatherbarrow
    Imogen Bates
    Jack Hughes
    Jake Gallagher
    Jessica Warren
    Jorgie Burey
    Kara Chadwick
    Lewis Haslam
    Lexie Black
    Lucy Edmonds
    Luke Hewitt
    Matthew Lord
    Nicole Gaherty
    Oliver Hansom
    Rosie Beswick
    Thomas Cunliffe
    Thomas Miller
    Tyler Horne


    7I Christies (Red Striped Tie)

    Ava Hadley
    Cayleb Bates
    Corey Young
    Cyla Thomas
    Daisy Smith
    Destiny Macdonald
    Ellie Poynton
    Ethan Courtney
    Evie-Grace Shaw
    George Cass
    Hally West
    Harry Whitehead
    Hollie Jones
    Holly Wolstenholme
    Hussain Sayeh
    Jack Allwood
    Jacob Battersby
    Jayden Daulby
    Kacie Chadwick
    Lilli Myers
    Luis Dempsey
    Maisie Durrant
    Maisy Pennington
    Orih-Jahavanni Parker
    Sonia Kaur
    Zack Wood
    Jai Ferguson


    7T Tomlinson (Blue Striped Tie)

    Abbi Worthington
    Andy Herrera
    Annabelle-Faith Wheeler
    Archie Reid
    Benjamin Ivill
    Benjamin Robinson
    Finley Kay
    Freya Anderson
    Gracie-Mai Keegan
    Holly Harrison
    Hudson Rogers
    Izak Schofield
    Jaydon Sandham
    Kamron Foucault
    Layla-Jade Rainford
    Maisie Smith
    Max Hilton
    Miriam Rashid
    Nathan Gerrard
    Paul Johnston
    Rhia Beardall
    Scarlet Daulby
    Sienna Kelly
    Sophie Brooks
    Theo Ogden
    Tommy Johnson
    Willow Lamb


    7E Tomlinson (Blue Striped Tie)

    Alfie Breeze
    Alfie Wood
    Amy-Leigh Crampton
    Ava Fletcher
    Charlie Jackson
    Darya Omar
    Edie Franklin
    Eleanor Gornall- Cole
    Ellie Dwerryhouse
    Evie-Mae Crowther
    Hope Harding
    Irslan Sahibzada
    Izabel Adamson
    Jack Bamber
    James Powell
    Jayden Dobson
    Jayden Lawrence
    Lacie Wadsworth
    Lexie Spooner
    Lily Fearn
    Lily Hull-Bolton
    Lincoln Burrows
    Luca Walsh
    Malachy Pickersgill
    Mason Blower
    Mikiah Hayden
    Sapphire Samuels


    7V Macmillan (Green Striped Tie)

    Alara Stoyanova
    Archie McGlynn
    Ava Bowyer
    Corey Oliver
    Danial Butt
    Eleanor Lawton-Lowe
    Ellis Slack
    Faye Thornton
    Fraser Walsh
    Harley Slack
    Harry Hopley
    Harry White
    Heath Griffiths
    Hollie Myers
    Jacob Arthern
    Jacob Scotto-di-Freca
    Jayden Holt
    Kaycee Foucault
    Lacie-Mae Talbot
    Liam Royds
    Lily Bamber
    Millie Crocken
    Rayscha Valentijn
    Scarlett Lawrenson
    Sienna Millington
    Sophie Dalziel
    Zainab Ullah


    7R Macmillan (Green Striped Tie)

    Alex Harvey
    Amber Isles
    Aston Grimes
    Ayesha Jamshaid
    Bradley Haslam
    Charlotte Willett
    Ella Isherwood
    Harrison Heyes
    Harry Ainsworth
    Jade Rebel
    Jason-Sean McConnell-Wilson
    Joel Browne
    Kelly Green
    Laura McCaffery
    Layla Abercrombie
    Lucy Tobin
    Luke Turney
    Mia Peake
    Michael Bates
    Mollie Neden
    Myia-Louise Devenport
    Noah Cubbin
    Simrah Mahmood
    Sophie Sutcliffe
    Tia Regan
    Ward Devonport
    William Ryall


    7A Marie Curie (Yellow Striped Tie)

    Abbie Hinton
    Abigale Chadwick
    Ava McMahon
    Beatrice Howard
    Bobby Scarborough
    Botond Csore
    Evie Parkinson
    Farhan Khan
    Finley Cartwright
    Hafsa Raja
    Hamnah Nadeem
    Isaac Callaghan
    Isabella Bowdler
    Isabelle Hughes
    Joani Darcy
    Jude Holt
    Keira Partington
    Leyla Brooks
    Mia Occleston
    Mia Wootton
    Oscar Walker-Thompson
    Ruby Bishop
    Ryan Flaherty
    Thomas Grace
    Toby Bayfield
    William Clark


    7C Marie Curie (Yellow Striped Tie)

    Annabel Humphreys
    Chloe Hill
    Cole Mallalieu
    Crystal Shenton
    Haris Khan
    Harley Stewart
    Huda Gul Khan
    Jack Dennett
    Jack Sandford
    Jake Taylor
    Jayce Matthews
    Joel Mingle
    Kai Rothwell
    Khushi Varsani
    Lacey Green
    Lacey-Sue Southern
    Lauren Rozsas
    Lily Pennington-Doyle
    Macie Balshaw
    Noah Tulin
    Phoebe Leach
    Riley Reid
    Ruby McClellan
    Skyla Hales
    Summer Delsol
    William Thompson
    William Ward

  • Meet Your Edge Tutor: Welcome Videos
  • Meet the Senior Leadership Team

    Principal: Mr D Mckeon


    Associate Principal: Ms L Emmett

    Vice Principal: Mr P Davies


    Assistant Principals: Mr S Cordwell, Ms M Moore, Ms G Hutchinson, Ms L Grellier

         

    Designated Safeguarding Leader: Mr A Cook

    Head of Inclusion (SENCo): Ms V Coope

    Leader of Transition / Learning Leader: Ms S Leigh

  • Our Student Leadership Committee (SLC)

    Our SLC plays a vital role in the life and direction of the school, as this body represents the voice of all our students. Made up of elected members from all year groups, the SLC meets regularly as a commitee to discuss school improvement initiatives, presents their feedback to senior leaders and the Trust, represents the school in local, national and international events and are exceptional role models for everyone.

    We have asked some of our current members to record a short video about what it means to be a Little Lever learner and what the school does to support you in achieving things you never thought you could.

    Molly Ambrosiuk

    Ryan Cain

    Nicole Lomas

    Sophia Magari

  • Additional Support / SEND

    Some students received some additional support in Primary School and may need some additional support once at Little Lever School.  The Inclusion team are in contact with your Primary Schools to find out what support may be needed for you to successfully transition to Little Lever School.

    Throughout Year 7 and beyond, the Inclusion team are available to support you with all your learning and health needs both within the classroom and in small groups outside the classroom.   A full range of interventions are offered in school and you can see the types of interventions in our school SEN Report which can be viewed in the page link below…

    Our School Policies – including SEN

    The team have made a transition video below to familiarise and reassure our new Year 7s about joining Little Lever School.

     

  • Coping with Coronavirus - Mental Health & Wellbeing

    Please click on the links below to our Mental Health and Wellbeing section which outlines how the school supports and promotes positive mental health and wellbeing. Our News section often provides updated information on external support in this area as well.

    Mental Health and Wellbeing

    Staying Mentally and Physically Healthy at Home