Mrs Ruczenczyn, Assistant Headteacher spoke about the school transition programme.
"Every childs welfare and happiness is very important to us and Year 7 pupils are well supported by a team of pastoral and academic staff to ensure their smooth transition from primary school. "
Handsworth Grange works in partnership with all our local primary schools to ensure the smooth transition from primary school to secondary school for all our young people. The specialist transition team visits each of the junior schools in May and there are three bespoke transition days for all pupils in throughout May, June and July.
Pupils requiring extra support are invited to attend special nurture transition days and each year we run a successful summer school for selected pupils in order to make the transition easier in September.
Mr. Thomas and other specialist workers liaise with each of the junior schools and parents to find out which pupils need support and we are able to begin planning before the pupils arrive.
Parents are key to our successful transition programme and we meet them early in July at our Year 6 parents evening. Parents meet their child's personal tutor and they get the opportunity to talk to specialist staff in school and find out about the school and its partners.
Please look at our transition booklet by clicking on the link below: