Head of Transition: Tristan Stone BSc, email firstname.lastname@example.org
Making the transition from a junior school to a senior school at the end of Year 8 can be a challenging time for both pupils and parents.
Only too aware of this major change in a young person's life, the College has introduced a Transition Programme to help pupils settle more easily into their new environment.
Under the direction of Tristan Stone, Head of Transition, the College has put in place a unique programme dedicated to the social and educational welfare of students entering the M4 (Year 9) year group,
External links with Preparatory and other schools, both independent and state, will be enhanced, providing pupils and their families with greater opportunities to visit the College more frequently, to attend events tailored to special interest groups and to learn more about life at Epsom.
There is also a comprehensive internal induction programme in place for all new (M4) students. This has been developed to provide them with as broad an experience of school life at the College as possible.
A Creative Arts carousel for M4 pupils has been devised, offering two activities a week from a wide choice covering everything from film making and culture to pottery and design technology. Students are organised in alphabetical groups, rather than by Houses, to encourage the year group to extend their social networking circles and to meet and make new friends away from the confines of the classroom and sports field.
In addition, M4 pupils will be able to enjoy away days to London and further afield, taking in the arts and places of historic and cultural interest.
The Transition Programme will also focus on the academic life of new pupils, offering opportunities to extend and challenge the most academically gifted.