Transition

 

 

 

How The Oaks Will Help You to Make the Transition from your Primary School.

Making a positive transition to The Oaks Secondary is vitally important to us so that you are happy and ready to join us, and also so that we are equipped and ready for your child’s arrival to The Oaks.

In order to make transition to The Oaks a more positive experience, we put in place a well-planned transition process where:

* On first considering The Oaks, you are welcome to visit the school and be shown around our facilities and resources by a member of the Senior Leadership team. You can visit during a typical school day so you can get a feel of the school atmosphere and observe our young people interacting.

* We understand you may be making choices about your child’s Key Stage 3 provision early. You have an opportunity to attend a parents’ evening to show you around the school facilities and resources. You will have an opportunity to tour the school, meet key staff and ask any questions you may have. We have separate evenings for prospective parents of children currently in Year 5 and Year 6.

* Our New Starters have the opportunity to join us for three half day visits to The Oaks. They experience three morning session, which therefore includes break times. One session will also include lunch in the dining hall. The final visit allows New Starters to join their form class, form teacher and support staff.

In addition, you will receive an information leaflet about your class and staff, a school prospectus and a Year 7 DVD. This can be watched over the summer holidays so that your child can remain familiar with staff and facilities. You will also receive a visual storyboard of the transition process to remind your child how they will be ready to arrive at The Oaks.

At The Oaks we understand that all our prospective pupils are unique with different needs and requirements. We are therefore always seeking ways to make our young people feel as ready as possible. We welcome our pupils to make additional visits if you feel your child would benefit from this. If necessary, we can also visit current primary settings to meet future pupils and discuss individual needs with other professionals.