Making the transition from primary to secondary education can seem a daunting prospect for many young people. At Thornaby Academy we aim to support students every step of the way. We work closely with our primary schools to ensure that students have the opportunity to take part in events at the Academy throughout Key Stage 2. We also provide expert teaching, which can be delivered in the primary school itself, to support the delivery of specialist subjects.
Early Transition from Primary School to Thornaby Academy
By integrating the Year 6 students into the Academy at the end of the summer term rather than the start of the autumn we aim to enable students to:
- Become familiar with the building
- Get to know their teachers and tutor groups
- Make new friends
- Understand our expectations and rules
- Overcome any anxiety they may feel about coming to the academy
- Make an effective start in September to ensure maximum progression
During early transition students will take part in a variety of activities but will also follow their Year 7 timetable and will, therefore, get a flavour of their subjects.
Transition begins Monday 3 July 2017 and ends Friday 21 July 2017. Students need to arrive at 9.15am and will finish at 2.40pm each day. Students are expected to make their own way to and from the Academy. However, parents are welcome to drop off and collect their child.
Students will need to ensure they arrive each day with a pen, pencil and ruler and a bag to carry their equipment in
During transition students are expected to wear their primary school uniform along with their transition polo shirt.