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Year 6 Transition

We believe that a smooth transition from primary to secondary school is crucial in terms of preparing students for learning at Northfield.

During the summer term our Guidance and Transition team visit every young person at their primary school. These visits allow our staff to meet students in person and liaise with the relevant primary staff in order to collect information which helps us when we create our teaching and tutor groups.

In June we invite all Year 6 students and their parents or carers to our Induction Evening.  The evening is an opportunity for parents, carers and students to meet their child’s form tutor and Guidance Team.  The next day, Year 6 students get the opportunity to spend the day at Northfield.  Here they meet their tutor group and attend lessons in a number of subject areas.  They also enjoy a tour of all the facilities, including having lunch in our dining halls.

Transition runs throughout the year, we do not view it simply as a day’s induction. We run a programme of events ranging from enterprise afternoons to G&T maths challenge and booster sessions.  All of these events are enjoyed by staff and students and help our Year 6 students prepare for the transition from primary to secondary school.

Staff also work cross phase as we use transition as a way of sharing good practice between ourselves and primary colleagues.  Northfield staff have enjoyed working with staff and students in our primary schools in ICT, drama, science and literacy.

Northfield School & Sports College Primary Transition Events 2015 – 2016

Date Time Activity
Wednesday 9th December 2015 1.30pm

G&T maths session (1)

Friday 29th January 2016 

1.30pm Enterprise Challenge
Wednesday 9th March 2016 1.30pm G&T maths session (2)
Friday 29th   April 2016 1.30pm Enterprise Challenge
W/c 13th June 2016   Northfield staff to visit feeder primary schools
Monday 4th July 2016 6.30pm Induction Evening
Tuesday 5th July 2016   Y6 students in school ( NORTH Tutor Groups)
Wednesday 6th July 2016   Y6 students in school ( FIELD Tutor Groups)
May / June 2016**   Let's Get Cooking Challenge

** Precise dates to be confirmed once the Year 11 exam timetable is finalised.

Students will spend one day at Northfield, but will be with their tutor group. This will mean students will attend on either the 4th or the 5th of July 2016 depending upon their tutor group.

R Henderson
Deputy Headteacher