The SENCO is fully involved in the transition from primary to secondary phase in order to support some of our most vulnerable students to make a smooth transition into Abbs Cross.

  • Before starting in September, Year 6 students visit the Academy for a full induction day.
  • In September, year 7 students begin the day early, before the rest of the school arrives. This helps them get used to the new building and to new lessons and routines.
  • The SENCO visits feeder primary schools to discuss students with special educational needs. The SENCO will also meet parents and the child before the child starts at Abbs Cross.

Students who join the Academy mid-term visit once before starting. On this day they will have a comprehensive tour of the building. When joining they will be allocated a buddy who is in the same form group. The buddy will help them during their first few weeks.