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Transition to Year 7

Discussion in 'Secondary' started by MrHarker, Jul 16, 2020.

  1. MrHarker

    MrHarker New commenter

    There are quite a few things in the news about the different approaches schools are taking in order to transition Year 7s while trying to make sure pupils receive catch up learning:

    https://www.telegraph.co.uk/educati...september-uk-coronavirus-government-guidance/

    https://www.thestar.co.uk/education...new-year-7-students-help-city-charity-2909751

    http://www.richmondshiretoday.co.uk/richmondshire-school-to-give-laptops-to-all-year-7-pupils/

    https://www.gazetteandherald.co.uk/...-green-academy-helps-pupils-get-ready-year-7/

    This blog summarises it all well. What are you doing to reduce anxiety for students while also supporting catch up?
     
  2. minnie me

    minnie me Star commenter

    Most of the students in our Y7 were catch up material prior to Covid anyway . Our priority learning need was MLD ( mainstream Secondary ) and /or SEMH so we had to be fully functioning re literacy across the curriculum, inclusive teaching and learning strategies and targeted time limited support mechanisms. No difference I would have thought .

    Over anxiety reduces performance so creating a ‘can do ‘/ it’s ok to make mistakes culture is key . Look at the rationale behind AFL and ensure that its execution is not a tick list. Try setting up a Base for more vulnerable learners and look at programmes like Heart math - also good for students with SpLD ....
     

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