At Durham Gilesgate Primary School we recognise how important a successful transition is for all our pupils.
We work in partnership with other local schools through our Community of Learning 13 which employs a transition worker to help support the transition of pupils between primary and secondary education.
Because of this we have excellent links with our feeder secondary schools and can provide an enhanced level of transition for those who we feel would benefit from this. This may take the form of additional visits for pupils or pupil mentoring from secondary schools.
The period of transition depends on the individual needs of the pupil. Often, secondary school colleagues will be invited to attend Annual Reviews to meet the current class teacher, parents and most importantly the pupil. We have found this strategy particularly useful in easing any worries or concerns parents and pupils may have. We are particularly keen to involve parents/carers as much as possible in their child’s transition to secondary school.
Within our school, transition from each Year Group is supported so that the children have met with their new teachers and are familiar with the new classroom environment and organisation.
Transition for new starters to reception is seamless for those children who have attended our nursery. Notwithstanding, all children are provided with the following opportunities:
- An induction event for parents and children to share information.
- Children’s visits to Reception class in the Summer Term
At Durham Gilesgate Primary School we have a flexible approach and additional visit opportunities or multi-agency meetings can be organised if required.
If you would like to discuss your SEND requirements in detail please contact the school to arrange an appointment.