The St Marylebone Bridge School Primary to Secondary Transition
Moving to secondary school is a big change and we know it can be a nervous time for pupils and parents. We have a full transition plan to help pupils feel settled and happy at their new school!
Before starting at SMBS
All our new pupils are visited in their primary school in the summer term of Year 6 by a member of staff from SMBS and a current pupil.
At the end of Year 6, all pupils are invited for a Transition Day here at SMBS.
On the first day of term, Year 7s are the only pupils on site and spend the day getting to know the school and their new staff before the older pupils return.
Pastoral Care and Support
The first point of support for pupils is their form tutor who they will see for form time at the start and end of every day. Form tutors keep regular contact with parents.
Every pupil has a designated Speech and Language Therapist they see weekly for Communication sessions and pupils can access additional tailored support from them as needed.
The school has a Wellbeing department with a Mental Health Lead and Behaviour Lead who can offer additional support to pupils.
The SENCo and Assistant SENCo make sure your child receives the individual support they need and will meet with parents at their child’s Annual review.