Enhanced Transition – from Year 6 to Year 7


At St Cuthbert Mayne School, we recognise that transition can be a difficult time for some, and that this has been further complicated by the current health situation and school closures. We will continue to take steps to ensure that the progression from primary to secondary is as smooth as possible.


The SEN Code of Practice emphasises the key elements relevant for young people at a transition point, which are:


– Preparation


– Working with parents around planning the transition


– Reviewing support provided in the current school


– Joint planning to undertake a supported transition


Transition begins in the summer term  with the Year 6 students. We have strong links with our feeder primary schools and we share information on students who might need increased support. The information provided ensures that all staff at St Cuthbert Mayne are fully prepared for the pastoral and academic needs of all of our pupils.


We will ensure that  students  get to know key members of staff, particularly those from the Learning Support Team.  We would like students  to be able to familiarise themselves with the layout of the school, and we hope to release information soon as to how this can happen in line with current guidelines. This will include extra visits to school if it is safe to do so.


We understand the importance of making transition an easy and friendly process, as we are aware that if students are confident and happy they are more likely to be successful and make good progress.


If you would like to discuss your child’s particular needs and requirements, please contact Mrs Samantha Toohey SENCO ([email protected])