Starting Your Next Chapter
At St George's, we understand the benefits of a positive transition into secondary education. Research shows that a successful transition can support pupils developing new friendships, lead to increased self-esteem and confidence, easy adjustment to new routines and engagement in learning. Therefore, we have developed a dedicated transition programme, which begins the moment pupils are offered a place, right through until their first day in September.
Starting a new school is often met with excitement, but for many it can also be a daunting prospect. With this in mind, our transition programme aims to engage both pupil and parent in the life of the school, welcoming you into the St George’s community and offering a wealth of opportunities to build friendships, meet new staff and begin to familiarise yourselves with our school, so that come September, pupils are raring to go, confident and secure.
Our transition programme is highly regarded by staff and pupils alike. Adjustments are made when required to ensure that the needs of every pupil are met.
Here are some key features of our transition programme…
April: Look out! Our handy parent guide will be posted home, providing further information about our school and what to expect.
May: Throughout the month of May, our Head of Year 7 will be making visits to primary schools to meet with pupils joining us in September. This opportunity allows the Head of Year to meet with pupils, discuss their thoughts about beginning secondary school and liaise directly with Year 6 staff. Pupils will also be given a guide to "Joining St. George’s".
June: We will host CATs Testing on Saturday 15th June 2024.
July: Visit us! Our much-anticipated Induction Day is on Friday 5th July 2024. Pupils have the chance to meet their new peers and teachers, learn their way around school and get excited about what is to come. Parents are welcome to join us for an informal meeting in the afternoon, to discuss expectations and final details.
September: The long awaited first day is Thursday 5th September 2024.
If you require any more information or would like to book a meeting with the transition team, please contact email@example.com