By fostering strong links with our local feeder schools, we can support the academic and pastoral transition of students to ensure they are able to make the move to secondary school as smooth as possible.
In addition to our focused transition programme to helping Year 6 students make the move to Shelfield, we also forge a range of links across the academic year that aim to share resources and good practice and develop stronger relationships between the schools, parents and students. At present, we work alongside local schools by:
- Hosting and support the computer networking and internet capabilities of some primary school networks.
- Providing access to academy resources, including specialist staff, access to our Green Screen Studio, drama and media facilities and hosting events in the academy theatre and meeting rooms
- Providing support to enhance and fulfil primary curriculum requirements
- Moderation events
We have worked in collaboration with a number our local primaries schools on a range of projects which we tailor to their requirements. Schools include:
- Ryders Hayes School
- St. Michael's Church of England School
- Pelsall Village School
- St John's CE Primary School
- Holy Trinity CE Primary School
- Walsall Wood School
- Utilising our Green Screen technology to transport students to Ancient Egypt
- Use of our Food Technology space to make healthy choice breakfasts
- MFL collaborations
- Titanic augmented reality project
- Mount Vesuvius project in collaboration with our science department
- History department collaborations
An example of the work that we undertake with our local primary schools can be seen below.