Year 6 Transition

Welcome to our Year 6 Transition page, where you can access resources and information about the transition from primary to secondary school. We recognise that the move from primary school to secondary school is a big one – often for parents and carers as much as for the students! Our extensive transition programme allows us to make the process a positive and exciting experience for our students. Trinity Academy St Edward’s began with one Year 7 cohort, so is uniquely placed to ensure a nurturing and supportive transition for every individual that joins us. We will do all we can to allow Year 6 students to gain a real insight into being a Trinity Academy St Edward’s student. Our positive links with primary schools in the local area and beyond, will allow us to create a seamless transition for your child ensuring that students entering Year 7 settle in quickly and with ease.

Who's Who?

Mark Allen


A huge welcome to our pupils at Trinity Academy St Edward's.

This page is dedicated to giving you an insight into all the exciting things we have in store for you in Year 7. I cannot wait to meet you all in person and welcome you on the first day and beyond looking so smart and proud in your uniform, ready to learn. This academy is designed for you, to give you every opportunity to grow as a person, to succeed and to be happy in such an important part of your lives. My promise to you is that every member of staff will push you to be the ‘best you can be’ and we will support you in your learning and we will be here to help you whenever you need it. In return, I expect you to always be the ‘best you can be’ and to respect every member of our community.

At Trinity Academy St Edward's you will achieve academic excellence and have amazing experiences that will last a lifetime. Every new cohort will always be a ‘special’ group and I can’t wait to see you grow and thrive.
I’m so excited to see you all soon and welcome to our academy.

Keep checking this page for updates and information and please use the contact us email if you have any questions for me or the other teachers. No question is a silly question!

Vicki Gilmore

Assistant Principal

Hello year 6, I am Mrs Gilmore, Assistant Principal for Teaching and Learning at Trinity Academy St Edward's. I am super excited to meet you all in September and welcome you with a big smile on your first day.

My role at school is to ensure you learn new knowledge and skills, love learning everyday and achieve the best that you can. Team Trinity is about us all working together to achieve this and I am really looking forward to you joining us in your smart Trinity Academy St Edward's uniform, with your positive attitude and playing an important part in our new school. See you in September!

Rob Marsh

Executive Principal

My name is Rob Marsh and I am the Executive Principal for our new school. It’s amazing to think we will soon be able to meet you, our first cohort of students who will make history by being the very first young people to start a new chapter for Barnsley.

This project is special to me because I have been involved since it was just an idea and wrote the application to the government to gain funding to make this happen. I was also invited to 10 Downing Street to meet the Prime Minister and receive the official letter that said we had been successful. This was a great moment but that will be trumped on the day we get to cut the ribbon and open the doors to you all.

Mrs Waite

Assistant Principle - Teaching and Learning

I am beyond thrilled to be appointed Assistant Principal for Teaching & Learning at TASE from September.

I can't wait to get started and meet the new cohort for 2022. My heart is in the classroom, sharing my passion for all things English with students who are eager to learn.

Sally Fisher

Associate Assistant Principal - Inclusion

I am so excited to start in September

I have 19 years of experience in pastoral care and I am incredibly passionate about ensuring you are supported academically and pastorally to provide positive school experiences and help you to develop into well equipped young adults.

Miss Burton

Student Liaison Officer

I am very excited to meet our Class of 2027, we have an amazing 5 years ahead of us and I cannot wait to do this journey together.

Academic excellence, high expectations and our ethos is what we work towards every day. My door is always open for any problem or support you need.
I cannot wait to meet you in September.

Mr Prescott

Maths Teacher

Hi Y7, my name is Mr Prescott and I have been a Maths teacher for four years. I can't wait to meet you in September!

Before that, I worked for the insurance company Aviva as an Actuarial Advisor. I completed my undergraduate degree in Physics at Durham University. In my spare time I enjoy spending time with my family, especially my cat Sophie, and doing anything Harry Potter related.

Mr Wilson

Deputy Curriculum Leader - PE

In summary, I'm sports mad! I lead a life dominated by cricket in the summer and rugby in the winter.

If you don't find me there, I'm outside somewhere, most likely running up big hills or out cycling. I love to turn my hand to any sport and appreciate all the benefits that come with it. I'm a family man, with the highlight of my year often being summer camping trips. I can't wait to meet pupils in September and help you all develop the same interest and passion for sport and physical activity!

Miss Churchill

English Teacher

Hello Year 6. I am an English Teacher at TASE and I am so excited to be able to read some incredible literature with you all. I love creative writing, particularly stories and poems and I can’t wait to work together on your own writing. Before starting at TASE, I’ve been a teacher in other schools for four years.

I absolutely love books (which you would probably guess!) but I also love cooking, going to see theatre shows and being outside in nature for long walks. I also love to travel and see different parts of the world! Before this, I worked abroad in America and I love talking about travelling – if you’ve been anywhere interesting, I’d love to hear about it. I have lots of other plans for places I’d love to go to, such as Japan and Italy. I absolutely love books (which you would probably guess!) but I also love cooking, going to see theatre shows and being outside in nature for long walks. I am hoping to get my own dog in the next few years so I’m on the look out for name inspiration!

Miss Sanders


My name is Hannah Sanders and I am extremely excited to be part of the team at Trinity St Edward's as the Special Educational Needs and Disabilities Coordinator (SENDCo).

I completed my teaching degree at the university of Cumbria in Lancaster and also hold a masters SENDCo qualification. I have been teaching for 4 years at a Primary school in Barnsley and worked with a range of children with special educational needs and disabilities. I took up the SENDCo position and made it my aim to ensure that SEND was important and was woven through the curriculum. I want every child to feel supported and included. I look forward to working with and supporting the year 8s and new year 7s. In my free time, I enjoy going to the gym and walking with my friends and family.

Mrs Szabo-Seymour

Science Teacher

My name is Mrs Szabo-Seymour I will be joining Trinity Academy St. Edward’s in September as a teacher of science.

I can’t wait to start working the wonderful young people of Barnsley and I am REALLY excited to share my love of all things science.
See you all soon!

Miss Walker

French Teacher

Hello year 6, I can't wait to meet you all in September! I'm so excited to start teaching you French and begin your languages journey

I’m Miss Walker and I’m the new French teacher at Trinity Academy St Edward’s. I can’t wait to start in September and meet you all!

Mrs Bestall

Subject Co-ordinator - Computing

It is with great excitement that I would like to introduce myself, Mrs Bestall Subject Coordinator of Computing.

I cannot wait to bring my experience and enthusiasm of Computing to Trinity St Edwards. My passion for computing started when my dad first brought home a ‘Commodore 64’ and with my brother I would write the codes required to play games. I love spending time with my family outdoors and going on adventures. I look forward to teaching each and every one of you very soon.

Miss Miller

Subject Co-ordinator – Music

I am so incredibly excited to be joining the wonderful TASE community in September and starting our musical journey together!

As a music teacher I know the importance of community, working together as a team and I cannot wait to bring lots of exciting musical opportunities and performances for our students. As part of my musical career, I have been fortunate to perform professionally at various events and venues across the UK and abroad, including the Royal Albert Hall, Leeds First Direct Arena and even Disneyland both in Paris and California! I am currently teaching at Trinity Academy Cathedral, home of the CAPA Juniors pathway. I am really looking forward to bringing all my experience to TASE, together we will experience great things and achieve great things!

Miss Hammill

Student Progress Leader – RE/PHSE

I have always enjoyed learning about and studying different religions, therefore I decided to complete my degree in Theology (Religious Studies) and become an RE teacher!

I have two dogs called Gizmo and Milo and I love all animals and spending time with them. In my spare time I enjoy going on long walks with both of my dogs and travelling to lots of new places. When not in school I enjoy reading both fiction and non-fiction books, especially anything to do with crime or the supernatural. I also love films and regularly enjoy going to the cinema with friends to see new films.

Helpful Links

Key information

Trinity Academy St Edward's Prospectus

Take a look at our prospectus to read about all things TASE. Hear about our Trinity Multi Academy Trust, core values, our Broad and balanced curriculum and much more.

Term Dates

Take a look at our term dates and get a feel for what your year ahead will look like.

Latest News

Have you seen our news section? It’s a great way to keep updated with all things TASE. From new team members to competitions for Year 6 pupils & much more.

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