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Year 7: How to Make a Successful Transition to Secondary School

More than ever, the importance of getting Year 7 learners off to a great start in their new school is vital. This course will look at the issues facing the school as a whole and the head of Year 7 in particular. We will explore a range of practical skills necessary for a head of year and share evidence-based best practice, taking into account the most up-to-date advice and practical experience from a range of schools.

  • Achieving the balance between academic and pastoral needs
  • Develop a toolkit of strategies to support all year 7 learners
  • Opportunities to evaluate your existing approaches
  • The latest advice and evidence and examples
1 day
£299 + VAT
9:15 - 15:30
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About this course

Throughout this course, we will be considering any of the latest updates from the government or from Ofsted that relate to the well-being and the academic achievement of our year 7 students. You will go away with a series of practical, tried and trusted approaches that develop and sequence the planning and the actions needed to get year 7 off to a good start. 

  • Consider ways to coordinate a team of Year 7 tutors
  • Create a balance between wellbeing, support and rigour
  • Get the year off to a great start and help learners master new routines
  • Build new relationships with learners, parents and staff
  • Build on the past and celebrate the positives
  • Work with subject leads to support and develop effective interventions


This course is appropriate for secondary schools.

COVID-19 update

As a direct response to the COVID-19 pandemic we are now live-streaming all of our courses.

For the most up to date information regarding the pandemic, please take a look at our 'COVID-19 Update' page.

Live stream and recorded courses

Live-streamed course. Watch at home, at school or on the go.
27 January 2022
Online, interactive access.
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Courses at venues

18 October 2021
Worsley Park Marriott Hotel & Country Club, Worsley Park, MANCHESTER, M28 2QT
29 November 2021
Durham Marriott Hotel, Old Elvet, DURHAM, DH1 3JN
18 January 2022
The Met Hotel, King Street , LEEDS, LS1 2HQ
08 February 2022
Lancaster Gate Hotel, 66 Lancaster Gate, LONDON, W2 3NA
25 February 2022
Aloft Birmingham Eastside, 4 Woodcock Street, BIRMINGHAM, B7 4BL