Amongst all the preparations for students returning to school, a quiet annual event in the life of the school could be easily missed. Early March sees the announcement for pupils in Year 6 of which school they will be moving up to. So once again we are preparing to welcome our new Year 7 cohort for this coming September.
We are delighted that the experience we offer at The Radclyffe School is of such a high quality we are oversubscribed and with a substantial waiting list.
Back in July last year, the restrictions of Covid-19 meant that we were unable to welcome pupils in for their Induction Day, and could not meet parents and carers at our New Parents Evening. In their place however we were able to offer a detailed virtual introduction to the school, using an online tool called Padlet. We are putting this together again this year with even more content, but with the added hope that towards the end of the summer term the relaxing of restrictions may allow us to host some form of event in the school building.
Induction Day provides a valuable introduction for the new year group ahead of their formal start in September. During the day they gain an understanding of how the school operates, the style of lessons and what is expected of them.
Our Transition Ambassadors have proved a valuable addition to the Student Leadership Team. These two students, Dhanyal Hussain and Marjana Sultana, are able to offer support to the new students from a student’s perspective, sharing their own experiences and offering advice.