Summer Schools will help transition to Cockburn MAT schools

Cockburn John Charles Academy and Cockburn School staff are excited to welcome students moving from Year 6 into Year 7 in attending their heavily subscribed summer school events.

Cockburn John Charles Academy will work closely in partnership with staff from Skelton Grange Environment Centre to deliver outdoor educational activities alongside a planned curriculum of lessons designed to enable students to make accelerated progress in English and Maths, while also giving valuable opportunities to develop new friendships and build positive relationships with their new teachers. Government funding has allowed a wide range of academically focused activities to be planned around the theme of ‘sustainability’.

Cockburn School is running two themed weeks. The first will have an animal focus and conclude with a trip to the Yorkshire Wildlife Park. The second week will have a magical theme and conclude with a magical carnival on site at the school. Both weeks will blend classroom based and practical learning that will also focus on supporting the students with their English and Maths progression.

These follow on from transition events at all three Cockburn secondary schools, including the new Cockburn Laurence Calvert Academy. The schools have welcomed Year 6 pupils to transition events over the last few weeks.

They have also welcomed parents and carers to evening presentations. Despite the difficulty caused by the pandemic, all of these events have been excellent and everyone involved is looking forward to welcoming the new Year 7 pupils to the next stage of their education in September.