Maidstone to Causton Transition
We have a number of opportunities to visit Causton throughout the year. This may be for sporting events, to watch plays or to take part in arranged activities. This gives the children the opportunity to visit Causton with their current class and teachers early on in their journey through the federation.
We start to discuss moving on with our classes at the beginning of May and arrange ‘Learning Fayres’ for Reception to Year 1 and Year 2 to Year 3. The children to present their learning to younger year groups. Parents are invited to attend these sessions as a way of finding out about the curriculum.
In late June we arrange time for the children to be with their new peers and teaching staff. We try to ensure there is a morning, afternoon and a whole day session. Year 2 children moving on to Causton have a whole day at the school as well as completing other activities with staff in the Summer Term such as PE and Science afternoons.
There will be more information to follow in the Spring Term about transition dates.
Causton to Felixstowe Academy Transition
Most of our Year 6 children move on to Felixstowe Academy when they leave Year 6.
All children who are going to attend the Academy have an induction day where they meet their new class teacher, and find out about life at the Academy. Certain children, who may find the move more challenging, are invited to attend ‘Stepping up’ sessions. These sessions help the children to learn more about Academy life, and where they can go for more support.
In the summer term, a member of Felixstowe Academy staff comes over to Causton to teach the children Modern Foreign Languages for a morning. This enables the Year 6 teachers to be out of the classroom to discuss individual children with teaching staff from the Academy.
Our Year 5 children also visit the Academy for a DT morning and a science morning.
If children are moving on to any other secondary placement, our Year 6 children also liaise closely with these schools.