At Chatsworth High School and Community College we regard all transitions as vital steps on the road to adulthood. Transition may involve moving from one organisation to another or may involve moving around the school building. Whatever the transition we recognise the need to support all our pupils with this process and have developed practices and strategies that support our young people.
Parents of prospective pupils are actively encouraged to visit our school at anytime and can contact our School Business Support Team to arrange visits to the school which will be led by a member of our Senior Leadership Team.
Pupils joining us at Year 7 are involved in a long transitional programme which we share with our colleagues at Springwood Primary School. This programme commences during the Summer Term immediately prior to the pupil joining our school. During the latter stages of this programme, pupils within our school are supported through the transition to their next class group as the school engages in whole school transition days.
Pupils’ Year 9 Transition Review provide an opportunity to consider future options for pupils and plans are put in place to ensure a smooth transition at Year 11 with the vast majority of pupils choosing to continue into Chatsworth Community College. During their three years in the Community College a broad array of opportunities are explored and experienced enabling pupils and their families to make well-informed decisions about their future. Pupils will engage in long-term link visits with colleges such as Salford City College or Loreto College spending a significant amount of time getting to know the learning environment and course content. Pupils will also visit day provision or explore the possible options available through direct payments. The school was the first school in Salford to receive the Inspiring IAG Gold Award which recently converted to the Full Award in recognition of the excellent quality of our work in supporting pupils through crucial transitions in their life. visit: www.inspiringiag.co.uk for further information.