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Here at Ormiston Park Academy we recognise that Transition can be daunting and challenging for both students and parents. We wish to make the move from primary to secondary school exciting and enjoyable. Throughout the year parents and students have opportunities to come and tour the Academy during the school day. Our feeder schools are invited to our annual events so they can begin to feel part of the OPA community.

OPA have a dedicated Transition team that work together with the Primary schools, students and parents. Our Transition Lead meets regularly with our feeder Primary schools Headteachers which allows for strong relationships to be built and maintained.

In March, welcome letters are sent to our new students and parents/carers. Parents/carers are asked to complete a pre transition form which allows the Transition Team to start to build a picture of each new student.

April/May/June the Transition Team visit students in their Primary schools and meet parents and teachers. They gather important information which creates a clear picture of each student’s strengths, aptitudes, any difficulties and interests. This information is then used to place students into tutor groups ready for Transition week. Also in May we hold a Transition evening for parents/carers and students. This is an opportunity for them to meet the form tutors and senior staff at the Academy. Students are also given their pre Transition workbook.

In July we hold our Transition week. This is where our new students visit the Academy and experience lessons as they would do when they join us in September. Students spend time with their form tutors, new tutor group class mates and OPA teachers. The week is ended with a celebration assembly hosted by our new students. Parents and Primary teachers are invited along to see all the wonderful work from the week.

In September we have a staggered start on the first day. Year 7 will have time in the Academy to re familiarise themselves with the layout, spend time in their tutor groups getting to know each other through various team building and communication activities. Throughout September our Transition Team work closely with each year 7 tutor group and monitor and provide support for all students.
In October we hold a “Settling in Evening” and invite parents/carers up to meet and talk to staff and other parents about their child’s progress.

Transition Team
Mrs L Fenton-Hawes – Transition Lead
Mrs E Fenton-Hawes – SENCO
Mrs Rowell – Pastoral Lead KS3

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Medical questionnaire
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Medical questionnaire
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OPA ready check list
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Parent pre transition notes
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Principal letter
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Tours
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Transition information
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