Dan Du-Heaume

How to make the transition to secondary an online hit

What’s the best way to support pupils who are transitioning between schools? Dan Du-Heaume looks at how taking things online can help you build your very own internet success story

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In the summer of 2015, I was offered the job as lead for transition at our large secondary comprehensive school and, to be brutally honest, I really wasn’t feeling it. Having spent a few years as a head of year in the upper school, holding mature and meaningful conversations on a daily basis, the thought of dealing with Year 6s really didn’t inspire me.

But when I started the job, I soon realised how much potential there was in the role and how much scope I had to change things for the better. Two years later, I hope the improvements we have made are starting to bear fruit.

When I took the ...

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