Bury CE High School FOUNDED 1748

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The Bishop Fraser Trust

Primary Transition

Pupils at present attending the school have joined us from more than 60 partner primary schools.

The move to Secondary School at 11 is an important step in a child’s educational experience and we seek to make this move as easy as possible.

We have regular contact with local primary schools. In the summer term our staff visit the primary schools to meet pupils coming to us in the following September.

Towards the end of the summer term these pupils are invited to spend a day with us when they can meet the Pastoral Staff, get to know their way around the school buildings and have a taste of life at secondary school.

An evening meeting is arranged for parents to meet staff and to deal with the practical considerations of starting a new school. In addition, where children have special educational, social or physical needs, their parents may, on request, have an informal, individual meeting with a senior member of staff.

We take encouragement from how quickly our new pupils settle purposefully and happily in to the school. Towards the end of the first half term parents of Year 7 pupils are invited to meet their child’s tutor to discuss how s/he has settled in to life at the school and the progress being made.

If pupils are to make the most of learning opportunities they must feel secure and valued. One of the ways in which this is achieved is through our tutor group and year system.

Century Online Learning

As part of our distance learning package for our students at Bury CE High School we have been using learning platform called Century Learning. In support of your child’s transition from their primary school to our school we are able to offer this package to Year 6 students who are planning to join our school this year.

The platform assesses what your child already knows in Mathematics, English and Science (in the form of Diagnostic nuggets) and then provides them with learning ‘nuggets’. These learning nuggets help them practise and consolidate existing skills and knowledge and build on this to make further progress. The ‘nuggets’ are made with supportive videos and slides to model skills for you child and it will repeat nuggets at an appropriate time to make sure your child gets practise on the areas that they need to improve on.

This platform is optional for your child, if they are able and happy to use the service, we recommend they do use it. It will help them with their learning and will provide us with information about what your child already knows and what level they are working at in each subject.

You can monitor progress by looking at the ‘My Dashboard’ tab Please note that Century Learning will only function correctly on a computer, laptop or tablet and Chrome is the recommended web browser. (It is not designed to function on a mobile phone)

Century Learning User Guide