Here at Sherburn High School we have been running an innovative transition programme since 2015. This is a 3-week programme in the last three weeks of the summer term where students complete their primary school time and come to Sherburn High school as Year 7 students for the final three weeks of the year. Within these three weeks they complete a mixture of team-building activities and their normal school timetable. They have a buddy from the previous Year 7 cohort who is on hand at all meetings and events to provide support and assistance over their first year at the high school. This type of transition programme ensures that rules and systems are in place and embedded before the full September start and has been exceptionally well received by parents, students and teachers alike.
“We’ve been very impressed with the organisation of the process. The school have made her very welcome and she has settled in with no problems. A great idea - I’m very happy it has been implemented.” (New Year 7 parent)
“I’ve really enjoyed transition. I feel much older and I’ve gained a sense of independence.” (New Year 7 student)
“It’s been helpful for me to find my way around. I’m also less worried and no longer scared about starting high school.” (New Year 7 student)
“My child was excited to start high school anyway so 3 weeks made her day!” (New Year 7 parent)