The school has thorough and supportive transition procedures in place: on entering the school, from one class to the next, and from Junior School to Senior School. Familiar, secure and consistent standards work together throughout the school to enable our children to make good academic and social progress. Styles of learning and teaching that build on previous knowledge and skills are employed.
The school provides opportunities for children to work with teachers in their next school year and in their new classrooms and building each term so that transition at the end of the school year is comfortable and predictable.
Westbourne takes a pro-active approach in addressing pupil concerns and offering practical support to enhance self-esteem and confidence in all our pupils moving from Junior School to Senior School.
In addition to the pastoral awareness that permeates the school as a whole, form and subject teachers give formal handover of children's progress and achievement to their next teachers at the end of each school year.
Older pupils play a key role in supporting the younger pupils through school, as chosen mentors and in their involvement in a range of optional and timetabled activities between the year groups. Additionally we have a TNG (Transition Nurture Group) comprising of a small number of pupils who will receive extra support in making the journey from Junior School to Senior School.
Close liaison between Junior School and Senior School ensures that the knowledge, skills and competence that have developed in the Junior years support the pupils well in their Senior School careers.This allows pupils to reflect on the many achievements and successes in Junior School whilst ensuring they possess the knowledge and skills to be confident.