At Hyndburn Academy we will be ensuring that the transition from primary to secondary is a seamless one.
All Year 6 students who are allocated a place at The Hyndburn Academy will be visited in June at their primary school. Following on from this visit, all Year 6 pupils are invited to join us at our induction week; usually the first week in July.
This involves the pupils attending the Academy for the whole week where they get to meet staff, form tutors, their head of year and also gives them the opportunity to start building friendships. During the week they take part in lessons, meet the student leaders, take part in challenges and team building events and grow familiar with the layout of the school and the grounds.
During Induction week parents and carers are invited into school one evening to meet the staff, meet their child’s form tutor, look at the work their children have produced over the week and ask any questions that may have arisen during the course of the week.
Induction Week provides a fantastic opportunity for them to settle into high school before the start of the academic year. It also elevates any worries or concerns they may have about starting high school in September.
Over the summer holidays all students will be set a project to complete. This will ensure they return ready to learn. It will also support the Academy in ensuring the level of challenge and support is correct.
Moreover, our support of the transition process doesn't end there. After the first month of being in Year 7, we provide a Year 7 settling in evening to review, in detail, the start that each new student has made. It is also an opportunity for parents and carers to speak with their child’s teachers, to see examples of their work and celebrate the beginning of their secondary school journey. This level of support continues throughout the academic year through a Parents' Evening and full school reports.