Transition

The transition process at Serlby Park Academy is a comprehensive and thoroughly enjoyable experience of secondary school life, to equip our students for a seamless start to their next steps, encompassing social, pastoral and academic aspects.

Please read below a message from our Y5 & 6 Transition Lead/Learning Manager Y7 – Mrs Tweed.

“Hello and a very warm welcome to Year 7! My name is Mrs Tweed, and I am delighted to say that I am the Learning Manager for Year 7 at Serlby Park Academy. I have a wealth of experience in pastoral care, and I am really looking forward to supporting you and your child at such a crucial stage of their school career. The transition to secondary school is an extremely important time for students, both in terms of academic achievement as well as building the “whole” person. Therefore, I am pleased to say that myself and the Year 7 Team are on hand to support you and your child every step of the way to ensure that they settle into secondary life as smoothly and seamlessly as possible. I value the importance of establishing a routine during the first weeks of term and have high expectations of every student. I would like to emphasise that punctuality and attendance play a very real part in academic success. Similarly, wearing the correct uniform quickly establishes the school identity and a sense of cohesion. Also, in addition to having an excellent attitude in their lessons, all students are encouraged to join in the wide range of clubs and activities that we have on offer here at Serlby Park.

Throughout the year Serlby Park Academy will invite all Year 5 and 6 students from our family of schools as well as our own students to our taster days, this will give students an introduction of what their life at a secondary school would be like. Taster days sets the expectations for the future and students start to learn the routines of their new school and what is expected of them. During the summer term I will visit all of the primary feeder schools to introduce myself so that students can ask any questions and for them to recognise a familiar face when they start their secondary journey at Serlby Park.

If you would like a tour of the school or would like to ask any questions, please feel free to contact me on 07944270017 or you can email me at: tweeds@serlbyparkacademy.org.uk”