At Belvidere we place huge importance on a smooth and effective transition from primary to secondary school. We pride ourselves on the personal approach that we take to this vital preparation for the start of your child’s journey through our school.
The pastoral team visit children in their primary schools, alleviating any concerns that the children have and also give them a true and clear picture of how our school operates. We speak to their teachers and key members of staff involved in their education to enable us to fully prepare for their start in September. Our SENDCo also visits students who will need extra support during their time at our school.
All of the primary schools are also invited to spend a day at our school at the start of July. This allows students to experience a “Belvidere” day. Students also accompany their parents to a taster evening. This allows the family to meet their Tutor and Head of House. It is vital that these early communicative links are made and early working relationships are forged.
It is inevitable and we expect that some students will still worry over the summer holidays and our Summer School is the perfect way to alleviate these concerns.