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The Buckingham School

The Buckingham School

Additional Transition Support

Making the transition from primary to secondary education is exciting but can be daunting for some students.

During 'non-Covid times' all students visit us for two Induction Days at the end of the Summer Term. For some, the process will be just that little bit more challenging and we have a number of schemes in place to assist with making this a comfortable as possible.

  • Our Transition Team make visits to the primary schools, spending time with the students and also with their class teachers and SENCO.
  • For students who are coming as the only child, or one of only two or three students from their primary school, we have a dedicated morning or afternoon session where the students spend time getting to know the school site and key members of staff and take part in fun activities, during which they also get to know each other.
  • The same opportunity is also offered to students whose primary school have identified as needing additional support and those with special educational needs.
  • SEN students with an EHCP will also have an opportunity meet with our SEN Team on an individual basis