Transition is a very important part of school life at Nevill Road, not only between classes at the Infant School but also between the Infant School and the Nurseries who send children to us and the Infant and Junior Schools.
We aim to not lose any of the qualities of a Primary School but offer the children a more focused experience in each school with a headteacher who is solely responsible for getting the beginning of the journey right in the Infant School and a headteacher who can develop this journey in the Junior School.
With this in mind Transition within and between the schools is prominent throughout the school but most significantly in the Summer Term with staff within the infants and those from the nurseries and the junior school working closely together. Children also have a transition week where they get a chance to spend the mornings in their new classes.
Reception staff also spend time visiting the children in their Nurseries or carrying out home visits as well as inviting the children into school for stay and play sessions and story sessions as well as holding meetings for parents.
We work closely with parents to tailor the transition process to any specific need that a child may have.