Transition – the next steps in learning
The transition to a new school can often be a daunting and worrying time for parents and children alike. We understand this, and work extremely hard to make sure that children joining us for the first time are prepared, settled and happy when continuing their learning journey with us for what we hope will be the next seven years.
Strong links – the smoothest transition
Successful transition begins when children are still in their primary schools. Regular contact is a key feature of the transition to us from our feeder primary schools. Our schools work collaboratively, joining together on various initiatives, transition events and projects.
Year 6 children get the opportunity to visit us for taster classes in selected subjects and other special events during the year, including our Christmas drama performance. In the summer term, all children who will be starting the academy in September join us for two full days of classes, sports and other activities during which get a real experience of what academy life will be like. On our transition days, children also get the opportunity to meet their new form class, make new friends and get to know the teachers and find their way around the academy.
We work closely with our primary school colleagues and listen carefully to what they tell us about your children. This provides us with a wealth of important information that helps us with your child’s personal transition and supports us in responding effectively to their individual needs. This ensures that they are comfortable about joining us for the new year and genuinely excited about the journey that lies ahead.
Parent Partnerships – strength by working together