Welcome to the Secondary Phase
The Secondary Phase at The Bridge School consists of Key Stages 3 and 4. Each class within the phase
has a teacher and a Senior Teaching Assistant (STA) who takes responsibility for the class if the teacher attends meetings etc. All classes have support staff who work with pupils throughout the school day. Some secondary aged pupils with complex learning/physical and learning needs are within the Specialist Classes and information can be found in the tab titled Specialist Classes. Pupils in the Specialist Classes remain closely linked to the classes within the Secondary Phase.
In the Secondary Phase, we ensure that the work of the Primary Phase is built upon and extended through a broad and balanced curriculum that can meet the holistic needs of each pupil. Details of the curriculum can be located under the Secondary curriculum tab. For pupils who are working in the Specialist classes please see the tab titled Specialist Classes. Parent/Carers whose children are transitioning from our Primary Phase have an opportunity to come to a group meeting where we can share the curriculum and answer any questions. Opportunities are also given to meet any new teachers. Parents/Carers of pupils who are moving in from other settings are invited to a Starting School meeting.
At the beginning of each academic year, parents/carers receive a copy of the school timetable for the year and newsletters are sent out each term to explain curriculum units in greater detail. Copies of these newsletters can also be accessed online under the Secondary tab.
There is a useful document called the ‘Parent Handbook’ that contains a wide range of information including parent meetings, absence and uniform etc. This document can be located under the Key Information tab on the homepage.
In the Secondary department, a Head of Phase and Senior Teacher work alongside pupils and staff.
Mandy James - Head of Secondary Claire Beckett - Secondary Senior
As a school, we encourage our parents/carers to share things they are pleased about and also anything that they may want to ask or talk through. The class teacher is the first point of contact but the Leadership Team across school can also be contacted. We will always do our best to offer support and advice or to signpost where this can be gained.