See our range of short video clips giving further insight into how other schools have worked to improve transition.
Gareth Finney, Heysham High School
Gareth Finney, Primary Transition Manager at Heysham High School in Morecambe, explains how incoming students and their parents are encouraged to consider the importance of music when making their choice of preferred secondary school.
He also tells of a current cross phase collaboration to help pupils progress their musical learning into secondary school.
Rhian Spence, Heysham High School
Gareth’s colleague Rhian Spence is a music teacher at Heysham High School. She has been working with Lancashire Music Service to tackle the drop off in musical interest and activity that she has noticed when primary pupils transfer to secondary.
Tim Brooks, York Arts Service
Tim Brooks from York Arts service has helped schools (primary and secondary) to find a common format for transferring information about individual pupils’ musical interests, abilities and aspirations (both in and out of school).
Sam Dunkley, freelance community musician
Sam Dunkley is a freelance community musician, retained for two days a week by a secondary school as their Community Music Co-ordinator. He works extensively in local feeder primary schools on curriculum based work and large scale collaborative projects. He reflects on the ways in which his work exemplifies elements of the Musical Bridges approach.
Gareth Gay, Glenthorne High School
Ben Cleverdon, Glenthorne High School