A successful transition for students involves:
- Developing new friendships and improving self-esteem and confidence.
- Settling into school life causing no concerns for parents.
- Showing an increasing interest in school and school work.
- Getting used to new routines and school organisation with great ease.
- Experiencing curriculum continuity.
At St Anne’s Academy we want to ensure that children and their parents feel comfortable with the process of transfer. We do this by:
- Having information and an induction booklet about the Academy.
- Having an open day.
- Providing a virtual tour of the Academy.
- Talks by the secondary teachers, and meetings with other children and staff.
- Visits to the Academy for whole classes at primary school or for families, where they can see examples of work, and sample lessons.
- Organising visits by Year 7 teachers to feeder primary schools to help familiarise children with the teachers.
- Having a structured first day of Year 7 so that children are the only students in the Academy and can experience the space and facilities.
- Supporting curriculum continuity, using ‘bridging materials’ where the same work books are used in both Years 6 and 7.
- Sharing information on skills and understanding students have achieved.
If you have any questions please email firstname.lastname@example.org or you can contact the Transition Helpline where you can speak to one of the Year 7 and Welfare Team between 1 and 3pm Monday, Wednesday and Friday on 0161 643 2643