MAKING 'THE BIG STEP' A SMALLER STEP

About us

‘The Big Step’ is a summer transition programme that provides young people with the support they need so their transition from primary to secondary school is a success.

 

The Programme is delivered by teachers and takes place for one week over the course of the summer holidays. We pride ourselves on providing new students with a smooth and extensive programme where students arrive on their first day of school excited about their new chapter of their education, rather than feeling apprehensive about the journey ahead of them.

 

The Programme is both educational and fun, curiosity is central to inspire students to learn. The timetable is interactive, challenging and has clear outcomes. There is a clear focus on identifying the needs of each student and then working with them to maintain their literacy and numeracy levels so that gains in primary schools are not lost in transition.

 

Our mision

Our mission is to cultivate the potential in every student to thrive, not only in their new surrounding but as a global citizen by inspiring a love of learning, by challenging and supporting every student to achieve their best and give them lifelong tools to help them deal and flourish in twenty-first century society.

Our mission

Our mission is to cultivate the potential in every student to thrive, not only in their new surrounding but as a global citizen by inspiring a love of learning, by challenging and supporting every student to achieve their best and give them lifelong tools to help them deal and flourish in twenty-first century society.

About us

 

Our summer transition programme provides young people with the support they need so their transition from Primary to Secondary School is a success.

 

The programme is delivered by teachers and takes place for one week over the course of the summer holidays. We pride ourselves on providing new students with a smooth and extensive programme where students arrive on their first day of school excited about the next chapter of their education, rather than feeling apprehensive about the journey ahead of them. 

 

The Programme is both educational and fun with curiosity central, to inspire students to learn. The timetable is interactive, challenging and has clear outcomes. There is a clear focus on identifying the needs of each student and then working with them to maintain their literacy and numeracy levels so that gains in primary school are not lost in transition. 

Impact on Students

1 %
*New Friendship

% of students that said they made new friends

1 %
*having fun

% of students that said they had fun on programme

1 %
*improved confidence

% of students said it improved their confidence and self esteem

*Based on NFER report- Summer Schools Pupil Survey (9,682 students)

Student

  • Smoother transition from primary to seconday school
  • Increase literacy and numeracy skills
  • Developing and improving students self esteem and confidence
  • Improve the educational attainment of students, ensuring gains in primary school are not lost on transfer
  • Students given opportunity to familiarise themselves with their new surroundings
  • Help students meet and make new friends
  • Provide a taster of activities and learning, allowing students to gain new skills and knowledge

PArent

  •  Fun and engaging activities for all abilities, interests and  needs
  •  Affordable child care, but with educational purpose
  • Alleviate concerns about how their child will make transition to secondary school
  • Opportunity to celebrate student success at our celebration and awards evening.
  • Free educational resources and advice for all parents

school

  •  Enables teachers and support staff to gain an insight to students academic and pastoral support needs with help of our ‘passport to success’ and comprehensive end of programme evaluation
  • Raising students aspirations and preparing them for year 7 teaching and learning
  • Students already aware of achievement and sanction policy of the school
  • Opportunities to put KS4 students through a leadership award, gaining a qualification in the process
  •  Enhance existing transition arrangements

student

  •  Smoother transition from primary to secondary school
  • Increase literacy and numeracy skills
  • Developing and improving students self esteem and confidence
  • Improve the educational attainment of students, ensuring gains in primary school are not lost on transfer
  • Students given opportunity to familiarise themselves with their new surroundings
  • Help and make new friends
  • Provide a taster of activities and learning, allowing students to gain new skills and knowledge

parent

  • Fun and engaging activities for all abilities, interests and needs
  • Affordable child care, but with educational purpose
  • Alleviate concerns about how their child will make transition to secondary school
  • Opportunity to celebrate student success at our celebration and awards evening.
  • Free educational resources and advice for all parents

teacher

  •  Enables teachers and support staff to gain an insight to students academic and pastoral support needs with help of our ‘passport to success’ and comprehensive end of programme evaluation
  • Raising students aspirations and preparing them for year 7 teaching and learning
  • Students already aware of achievement and sanction policy of the school
  • Opportunities to put KS4 students through a leadership award, gaining a qualification in the process
  • Enhance existing transition arrangements.

Making 'The Big Step' a smaller step

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'The Big Step' is a trading name of PriSec Educational Services Ltd Company Number 11550378