At PACA we recognise that transition from primary to secondary school is an exciting time, but can also be a daunting one for both students and their parents alike.
To ensure continuity of learning and progress, the Academy has an extensive transition programme in place, led by the Head of Year 7, Mr Jones. This helps students and parents feel confident in this very significant change. This transition programme is coordinated by the regional Aldridge Transition Manager Liz I’Anson, who ensures that all students receive a positive, informative and motivational experience in all our academies.
There is a handbook for new students and parents that includes useful information like an example timetable, important numbers and contacts, school policies including homework guidelines, and other material. You can access the handbook here, or we can send you a hard copy upon request.
We ensure that the five aspects of a successful transition are covered:
- Enjoying the variety of subjects and teachers available.
- Settling well into secondary life will be aided by the many activities, after school clubs and revision groups.
- Getting used to different routines and school life with ease proves a sense of confidence in their new environment and the people they are surrounded by.
- Developing new friendships and improving their self-esteem and confidence is paramount when entering this new environment.
Year 7 students are supported by year 8 transition buddies, and we train up year 7 students to be buddies of the new students arriving the following year.
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