The move to a new school means a number of major changes in the lives of all learners. Owing to the comprehensive transition programmes, most learners cope well and feel accustomed to the changes by the end of the first couple of weeks. In contrast, we recognise that some learners may take longer to adjust and may require ongoing support throughout their school days to allow them to fully access the curriculum. In order to make this transition a smooth and positive experience, we develop bespoke transition programmes in addition to the standard approach.
As is the case with all the offers, transition offers are built using a synergistic approach with learners, parents, and other agencies as appropriate. We expect most learners are able to access the full curricular offer from the outset, but we do expect some to require a phased transfer and fully support a bespoke programme from start to finish.
The transition programme is mostly parent/student-led.