We understand that any transition period requires careful management and that it should be as free of worries as possible for all those involved.
Our successful Year 7 settling-in programme ensures that pupils make the transition from primary to secondary education with little effort. We work closely with our primary colleagues to ensure that we understand the needs of each pupil in order to assist with the settling in process.
Transition activities begin early with our fun activity days for Yrs 4, 5 and 6 pupils. We also:
- Meet with Year 6 pupils in their primary school prior to transition
- Organise a three day Induction Programme followed by a new intake parents’ evening in the summer term of Year 6
- Arrange specific ALNCo visits to the primary school and organise additional induction days for SEN pupils
- Hold a Year 7 Parents’ Evening in the first term following transition to discuss the settling in period
Mrs. Debbie Howlett, Associate Assistant Headteacher, is responsible for the transition from primary school alongside Mrs. Debbie Pierce, Pastoral Leader for Years 6/7. In the case of older students, the school always contacts the previous secondary school prior to their enrolment. This ensures a smooth transfer of the pupil’s details and if necessary, coursework for examinations. It also allows us to place the pupil into the appropriate group for their subjects.
Transition from KS4 to KS5 is handled personally by our Y12/13 Progress Leader and induction days are arranged to enable students to transfer seamlessly.