|Moving upwards with the B.E.S.T.|
|Programme helps children make the sometimes difficult transition to secondary school
A number of Primary Schools in Chiswick have been involved in a Transition Programme for some of the children moving up to their new Secondary school, Chiswick Community School.
On the 14th July a Community Afternoon was held at Chiswick Community School to bring all the families, children and many teachers together to celebrate this exciting change.
The Programme was organised and carried out by the Chiswick Behaviour and Education Support Team (BEST), involved in a number of initiatives and family work in association with local primary schools including, Cavendish, Green Dragon and Strand Infants & Juniors and William Hogarth.
The Transition Programme has supported children to move successfully from their primary schools to Chiswick Community School and has involved weekly workshops.
On Friday 14th July a Transition Programme Community Afternoon was held at Chiswick Community School for all the children and their families to come together and meet some of their teachers at their new school.
Jonathan Bach, Head Teacher at Chiswick Community School said “Today was a great event, as it gave the children and families an invaluable opportunity to meet each other and the staff at their new school, before they start here in September.”
The children built models of their new ‘perfect’ school, using a number of materials and guidance from a guest designer, Gregg Epps, who specialises in school projects and initiatives.
Naomi Edward from the BEST team added “We are so delighted with the success of the event which will help local children from many Primary Schools to be confident of a successful start at their new secondary school.”
July 19, 2006