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Transition

Please click here for the new 2017 Transition Booklet.

Transition from primary to secondary is both an exciting and daunting time which we work hard at making a fun and easy process.

In order to ensure the process is smooth, we have a dedicated team who will ensure we get to know your child.
 

 

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Mr. B Miners    Mrs. P Iles Mrs. R Holland
Headteacher Assistant Headteacher, Head of Lower School (SENCo) Deputy Head of Lower School

 

 

When your child joins Year 7 they become part of Lower School.  The Lower School team work in partnership with your primary school and will ensure your child receives the very best start to their secondary school education, looking after them for both Year 7 & 8, before moving into the Upper School team for Years 9 – 11 and then the sixth form College team for Years 12 & 13.

We work in close partnership with our main feeder primary schools; King Charles, St Frances, St Marys, Falmouth Primary and Marlborough. However, we also take students from many other primary schools in the area as well as out of county and children re-locating from abroad.

Our transition programme will be changing for the 2017 intake. We are very much aware that transition from primary to secondary can be a daunting time, sometimes leaving children and parents feeling anxious over the summer holidays. Therefore over the years we have worked closely with our primary partners to plan and deliver a range of transition projects to build bridges and help alleviate worries. This year we are planning to concentrate transition activities for all pupils in to one solid preparation week at the very end of the Summer term. Our aim is to ensure that all children make friends and form positive relationships with their Falmouth community peers, before moving on to KS3.

Following consultation meetings with our Primary partners, we have decided to have one week of transition, rather than the traditional one day. Therefore your child will start their transition to secondary school the week beginning Monday 17th July 2017, meaning that all of the Year 6 children in Falmouth will leave their primary school on Friday 14th July 2017.  We are delighted that as a community we are able to offer our Year 6 children this invaluable opportunity to support them as they move on to the next part of their educational journey.

If you are transferring from a primary school out of the Falmouth area the transition team with liaise with your primary school to work out an agreed plan to enable your child to still take part in the transition week programme.

As well as the transition week there are also four other elements of transition such as;

1.       Step-Up Parents’ meetings – an opportunity to meet the Lower School team to discuss the transition process

2.       Primary Transition Meetings - The Head and Deputy of Lower School meet all students along with their Y6 teachers

3.       Headteacher’s Presentations: - The Headteacher together with the Head and Deputy Head of Lower School visit all primary schools during the Summer Term each year to talk to parents about their child’s transition and to give parents the opportunity to ask any questions they may have regarding this.

4.       Step-Up Academies – a bespoke programme for all students to attend for free to support their transition into secondary school.

If you require any further information please do not hesitate to contact us
 

 

COMING SOON NEW STEP UP ACADEMIES – STEM, Sport, Creative, Rising stars

You can find our more information by contacting us directly on 01326 371396 or email stepupacademy@falmouthschool.net