Springboard Transition (Secondary)
Springboard for Children has worked for many years supporting primary-aged pupils, delivering a tailored phonics intervention applied to high-quality reading, writing, speaking and listening activities.
Our Secondary Transition Centres continue the Expert Plus way of working, staffed by an SpLD-qualified Centre Manager, a literacy intervention tutor and highly-trained volunteers. Springboard and the partner school focus on Year 7’s entering secondary school with poor levels of literacy as well as supporting pupils in Year 8.
On transition to secondary school literacy difficulties are magnified when pupils face a wider and more demanding curriculum. This can present a less than auspicious start to secondary education for some of our most challenged and challenging pupils - alongside the additional social and organisational difficulties presented in a school, often twice the size of average primary schools.
To meet this need, Springboard for Children opened our first secondary school centre providing one-to-one literacy support at Harris Academy Peckham in 2011. The aim of our work in the academy, which is funded by the Dyslexia Spld Trust, is to support pupils on their transition from Year 6 to Year 7 and from Year 7 to Year 8 so that they continue to develop strategies for reading and writing in order to access the wider curriculum.
Read our Transition Report here. If you would like to find out more please email Carolyn Clarke or call 020 7921 4552.