KS2 – KS3 Transition
Transition liaison meetings with primary school teachers/ senior leaders, which includes careful discussion about all pupils in relation to their social and personal, curriculum, pedagogical and managing learning needs, are conducted by the Assistant Principal, head of Year 7 and Lead Practitioner: English. This dialogue permits the early identification of individual needs in order to facilitate a smooth transition to Eden Boys’ School and encourage rapid progress to be made from the start of year 7.
To ensure progression in learning, year 7 Curriculum delivery plans for all subjects build on the curriculum covered at primary school, KS2 data and preferred styles of learning. These are established during transition visits and shared with teachers. Teachers are also trained in KS2 curriculum and assessment requirements to inform planning for progression. In year 7 PSHE during the first half term, pupils are taught how to manage transition, develop and maintain friendships and understand rights and responsibilities.
From the start of year 7, pupils are placed in appropriate sets commensurate to their ability based upon the data collected during the Primary Transition visits and Key Stage 2 Test results. Pupils are set challenging targets for each subject at the start of the year.