Exceptional Education at the Heart of the Community

Transition Centre

The transition centre is a smaller learning environment which provides targeted and personalised support for students with gaps in their learning, predominantly our SEND and EAL students.

The aim of the transition centre is to get our students Key Stage 3 ready, by supporting them to make accelerated progress in literacy and numeracy alongside nurturing student’s self-confidence and inspiring a love of learning.

Transition centre lessons are delivered in small groups of no more than 8 students, by a specialist KS2 teacher with additional TA support. Learning is carried out through project work to broaden our student’s cultural capital, alongside honing their literacy and numeracy skills. We deliver several interventions including Fresh Start phonics, precision teaching and Lexia, as well as pre-teaching content to support lessons taught in the mainstream environment.

All year 7 transition centre lessons are delivered in the mornings to ensure pupils are at their most focussed and make the accelerated progress that will get them Key Stage 3 ready and take them back to mainstream lessons full time.