Transition from Primary School
Here at Beckfoot Upper Heaton we aim to make the transition process as smooth as possible as we understand it can be an anxious time for many students and their families.
From the onset we work with students to help them settle in, make friends and build upon their Primary school experiences.
Your child will be encouraged to set high aspirations for themselves, demonstrate our Beckfoot Upper Heaton values and work on developing their Beckfoot Upper Heaton skills which are critical for success.
Through our transition programme we ensure that Year 7 students get off to the best start possible.
Our Transition Day takes place during the first week of July. Your child will come into school for the whole day and get a taste of what it’s like to be a Beckfoot Upper Heaton student.
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Getting to know each other before starting at Beckfoot Upper Heaton is also vitally important. Leading up to the transition period, our transition team go out to visit each Primary school to talk to class teachers and students to gather information which will help us make the transition as comfortable as possible. We have an informal chat with students individually, helping to alleviate any concerns they may have about the move.
SEND: We also appreciate that students who do have special educational needs may require a more bespoke Transition experience. Our designated SENDCO and Year 7 Pastoral team will make sure that those students are fully understood, and their needs and concerns met.
September Start: The first day in September is reserved for Year 7, when students receive their timetables and start their Beckfoot Upper Heaton journey.
Nell Bank: Our Beckfoot Upper Heaton learner underpins all that we do here at school and there is no better way to explore those skills than an outdoor education experience. Early in the Autumn term, we take the whole of the year group to Nell Bank Outdoor Education Centre in Ilkley for the day to take part in fun engaging activities. It’s a great way to make new friends too.
Transition review in October: After spending a half term with us we invite families in to meet with tutors again so you can hear from both your child and tutor about their time at Beckfoot Upper Heaton so far and how they have settled in. It is a great chance to ask questions and, importantly, hear from your child about their Beckfoot Upper Heaton goals.