Transition into Year 7
Our transition process at SMRT is deeply rooted in our Alive values as we aim to identify every child’s needs, find out how they learn most effectively, what their passions and hobbies are and what they are like as individuals.
Once a place has been allocated, there will be a new parents and carers evening in term 6 where you will hear more about the transition process and our dedicated team of Year 7 tutors. Students join us from across the city from a wide range of primary schools and the Head of Year 7, or a member of our dedicated transition team, will visit students in their primary schools, to see a friendly SMRT face and to give them an opportunity to ask about any aspect of the school. This is then followed up by discussions with primary school teachers and professionals; an exchange of learning data and a communication home that allows parents and carers to inform the school of any wider circumstances, medical conditions, or specific needs their children may have.
There will also be an induction day, in the summer term, where students will be able to visit the school and find out more about their learning, what we stand for and the practicalities of getting to and around the school. In addition to this, there will be extra transition support and parent/carer meetings for students with EHCPs or CiC status.
On the first day in September, year 7 will start school separately to other year groups and they will not go to lessons immediately but will be given the chance to get to know each other, learn about our Alive values and settle into the school environment. For parents and carers, there will be a ‘meet the tutors’ event where any of your questions can be answered. Once students have settled, there will be a further parents/carers evening when you discuss, with your child's subject teachers, ways in which we can continue to improve the learning of your child.