We understand that the transition from primary school to secondary school is a very important stage in a child’s education. For that reason, The Grange School offers a comprehensive Transition Programme for all children joining the school. Our extensive programme comprises initial support towards the end of Year 6 and further support when students join us in September.
TRANSITION PROGRAMME FOR YEAR 6 STUDENTS
This year we have been able to offer a mixture of face-to-face and virtual transition meetings via Microsoft Teams to each feeder school.
Throughout the transition programme Year 7 students are supported by our Year 10 ‘Student Buddies’ who receive extensive training to assist our new students. These volunteers escort students between lessons, lend a helping hand and provide a supportive ear.
We understand that starting a new school can be a daunting experience. To give students the opportunity to settle in at the start of September, The Grange has put in place a series of steps to make the transition as easy as possible.
For the first few weeks all Year 7 students will leave lessons a few minutes earlier so that they can find their way to their next lessons; they will also be allowed to go to break and lunch early to avoid the queues in the school canteen.
Our Virtual Tour video, filmed in the first lockdown last year (so please excuse our casual attire!) provides an overview of some key information as well as a chance to see around our school. We can’t wait for you to get the chance to explore in September!
SUPPORT FOR PARENTS
We welcome all new Year 7 students to The Grange school and aim to make the transition from primary to secondary school as smooth and enjoyable as possible. If you have any comments or questions once your children have started in September, please contact your child’s form tutor in the first instance. Prior to September, should there be any additional questions that are not answered after reading our key documents below, please email email@example.com
During the first term (Covid permitting*), we present a Learning Evening for parents outlining the school curriculum and presenting ideas on how parents/carers can support their children with numeracy, literacy and information communication technology. The evening is an excellent opportunity for parents/carers to understand how the school curriculum is delivered to their children.
The documents below contain lots of useful information for you to read through with your child/children.
The following are optional transition activities to complete over the summer holidays: