We understand that joining secondary school is a big step for any child. That is why we offer a comprehensive transition programme that enables students to settle in quickly and make the best start to their secondary school career.
Collaboration and co-operation with primary schools is critically important to us. We aim to develop a seamless learning journey for children in our community from the age of two to 19.
As a member of the Halesowen Township Learning Community we work closely with our partner primary schools ensuring numerous opportunities for both staff and children to collaborate, learn together and grow together.
Windsor staff regularly visit a wide range of primary schools in order to learn more about the children who will transfer at the end of Year 6; this information is used to assist with the whole transition process.
In our extensive ‘Secondary Ready’ programme we deploy Year 7 and Year 10 students from Windsor, throughout the summer term, into the primary school that they attended. Here they work alongside Year 6 children, introducing them to ‘The Windsor Way’, ASPIRE and to prepare them for life at Windsor.
We also offer a full day of transition with the opportunity for parents to also attend a transition evening in July. To further support some of the young people who find the transition to secondary school difficult we also have numerous Windsor Sixth Form students who dedicate their Enrichment time on a Wednesday afternoon to mentoring students.
There are numerous other opportunities for children from Windsor and the local primary schools to work alongside each other through a variety of events in curriculum time and an array of extra-curricular activities, festivals and competitions. These activities have dual impact: they provide role models for, raise the aspirations of, and support the learning of the primary children, as well as developing the core leadership skills of the Windsor students.
The early contact we have with our students is one of the reasons our students make such good progress when they come here. We are looking forward to welcoming you as parents/carers to the 'Windsor' family and collaborating to provide the best support possible - we value your engagement, support and collaboration to ensure your child's experience of Windsor is wholly positive.