At Chipping Sodbury School we pride ourselves on our supportive attitude towards all students in our care. We recognise that moving to secondary school can be a daunting process so we aim to make the transition as easy and enjoyable as possible with a comprehensive Induction Programme.
Once you received your confirmation of a place letter from the local authority, a senior member of our staff will visit each Primary school in order to meet with your child and all other students joining us in September. During this visit this member of staff will talk with the appropriate Year 6 teacher (and SENCO or support staff if needed) to gather all the important information we need to know about each student’s learning.
During Term 6 all the Yr6 students are then invited to a 2 day Induction programme, during which time they will meet their Tutor and members of the Student Support team, including their Head of House. They will experience Secondary School lessons and meet some of the teaching staff.
As part of the Induction Programme, parents are invited into school for an evening meeting with their child’s Tutor and members of the Student Support team. This is a further opportunity for us to gather important and helpful information about your child and to begin building the valuable relationship between school and home.
This induction is designed to put your child’s mind at rest about beginning Secondary school, give them an opportunity to meet other year 6 students, as well as the older students at Chipping Sodbury School, and hopefully make lasting friendships. We always receive very positive feedback from the Yr6 students about the programme.
Our Induction Programme continues in September. The first day of Term includes a special programme of events designed to further introduce Year 7 to secondary school life and this continues during the tutor programme throughout term one.
In addition, our Student Support Team will continue to offer support as the students settle into their new school and look forward to developing strong bonds between home and school. The team will also ensure that any specific learning needs are met.