Transition Years

Successful Transition in the Learning Journey

We believe that successful transition is vital as each child moves from between key points within their own unique learning journey. From the Early Years  through to preparing your child for university, we develop initiatives and strategies for success at each step.
Feeling connected and in charge of their own destiny is key if children are to enter each stage of their transition confident and ready to learn. We ensure children feel part of the RAK Academy family at every stage of their learning.
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Transition into Pre-K and KG1 is an important time for both parent and child alike. We ensure that both are supported with a gentle and patient approach as children begin their first steps into learning independence.
For the transition from Early Years to Primary, we include dedicated time for pupils to meet their new teacher and for the sharing of individual learning profiles with new teachers to ensure each child’s needs are fully catered for.
The important transition from primary to secondary includes regular visits to Khuzam Secondary to ensure students are familiar and comfortable with the environment. To ensure early enrolment, parents are helped to manage enrolment documentation. Tailored opportunities are provided for students from each of our primary schools to interact with their secondary peers and with secondary teachers in academic and non-academic activities.
We stage regular assemblies and ‘Market Place’ events for students as they move through secondary school and into examination grades. We prepare students to choose their IGCSE subjects by providing detailed information on each available subject. Individual meetings with the Careers Advisor or School Leadership Team to discuss pathways and options are also held.
The transition from GCSE grades to A-Level or IB Diploma, includes assemblies and workshops that prepare students and parents to select the pathway best suited to their needs. Open Evenings for parents to visit and speak with teachers and Heads of Department for each subject are staged and are always popular.
Regular individual meetings with the dedicated Careers Advisor are held for students transitioning from graduation to university. We also hold university open days with global representations and inspirational visits from speakers regarding university subjects such as engineering and medicine.
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