Mr. Gipson - Head of Secondary
The entire learning journey in the Secondary School is one continuous transition as students move from Primary to Key Stage 3, then into their IGCSE years, and finally into Sixth Form and the A-Levels programme. Understanding transition as a continuous process is deeply important.
We want students to always see room for improvement and embrace this as something positive. By framing our thinking around our school journey as being one of constant transition and development, we can foster a mindset of continuous learning and a growth mindset.
With this in mind, our approach to supporting transitions is to ensure that we have not only clearly defined sessions when students are actively guided through the transition process, but also have long-term support plans in place. The transition process to Secondary School is built on the foundation of an excellent partnership between the Primary and Secondary School.
Beginning in June, Year 6 undertake a series of tasks and workshops familiarising themselves with what life in secondary school is like. As students move into Secondary School, the transition programme continues throughout the whole of Year 7, with bespoke sessions to help students acclimatise to their new surroundings and ensure they have the skills and confidence to be successful. As students continue through Secondary School we continually present them with opportunities and support to make the transition to the next stage of schooling and life beyond NAIS Manila. The older students get, the more this transition process is framed around developing the skills and having the experiences needed to successfully transition to university study and their careers beyond.
This is done through careers and university guidance sessions, providing access to world-leading online platforms such as Uni-Frog, and generally taking the time to provide the personalized approach and one-to-one interaction and support that makes Nord Anglia Manila such a unique and wonderful school.