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Rooks Heath College

Rooks Heath College

Opportunity through Learning

Transition Support

At Rooks Heath College we are aware that it can be very daunting for some students to come to a new school where they feel they are completely on their own.  We have an outstanding transition programme, which helps students who may feel very vulnerable and worried about the new change.  We have excellent relationships with local primary schools and we visit them regularly so that the students recognise a friendly and caring face.  We encourage students to visit Rooks Heath College before they are due to start so that they feel safe and secure within the new surroundings.  A booklet is provided with staff photos and details of their new timetable along with information on what students can expect from a typical day at Rooks Heath.  Staff from the Learning Development Department meet with parents and work closely with them to ensure that we are fully informed of individual students needs prior to transition.

One parent says ‘ I was unaware of how I will manage with transferring to high school and his ability to cope with the demands of a High School. … impressed with how the dedicated staff have looked after my son’s needs’

We offer continual support throughout the student’s time at Rooks Heath College from helping them to select their options subjects, to new changes with new subjects and teachings staff.  We help to prepare them for their next stage of transition.