Welcoming students into Year 7 is a nine-month process. It begins with the offer of a place in March and ends with the Induction Assembly in December. We call this the Year 7 Transition. It is important because we know that moving from primary to secondary school can be scary for students and parents/carers alike. We want to do everything we can to make the jump as smooth as possible. Therefore, we work hard to make sure that our Year 7s are comfortable and settled as they start in school.
The Autumn Term is a learning curve for Year 7 – how the school operates and the standards we demand. It culminates with students becoming Inductees and taking their first step along the Isleworth & Syon Way. The Induction Assembly is the completion of this process, so we were delighted on 10 December to welcome parents/carers for a socially distanced celebration.
During the assembly, representatives from each form gave a short speech about their journey so far. It was great to see the boys reflect so eloquently about their experiences. In between these speeches, students received an individual Inductee award – either Gold, Silver or Bronze – based on their progress to that point. Mr Ferguson presented the awards, with many of the boys looking beyond thrilled! We love seeing the pride in their faces at being part of the Isleworth & Syon family.
We also enjoyed a fantastic music performance, featuring the recently formed Year 7 band singing ‘Unstoppable’ by The Score. The rest of the year group accompanied them on vocals! This toe-tapper gave the occasion a real celebratory feel.
Well done to all of the students for their progress so far. Although adjusting to secondary school is never easy, it is clear that these boys have a bright future ahead of them. We cannot wait to see how high they can soar during their time at Isleworth & Syon.