The school’s associated primary schools are:
St Bartholomew’s – Deveron Street, Coatbridge Tel. 01236 794820
St Augustine’s – Henderson Street, Coatbridge Tel. 01236 424461
St Kevin’s – Langmuir Road, Bargeddie Tel. 01236 757624
St Bridget’s – Camp Road, Baillieston Tel. 0141 771 1294
St Francis of Assisi – Crown Street, Baillieston Tel. 0141 771 3586
A designated member of the Senior Management Team has responsibility for managing and coordinating the primary secondary liaison programme which is designed to ensure a smooth and seamless transition to secondary for every child. Underpinning the programme are regular meetings with the associated primary Head Teachers to ensure a shared understanding of learning and teaching and the nature of the curriculum in both sectors. Effective planning, professional dialogue and close curricular links ensure continuity and progression for all children as they make the transition from primary to secondary.
At the heart of the programme are a series of three lessons delivered in the associated primaries by members of the extended pupil support team to prepare the children for their move to high school. Prior to the move, pupils have two planned visits to St Ambrose to experience life in a secondary school. Parents are also invited to the school on two separate occasions during P7 to keep them informed about transition arrangements to support progress, to gain an insight into our school community and to involve them in supportingtheir children’s learning at this crucial stage.
Where a pupil has a significant additional support need, the transition process begins in P6 and individual transition meetings are held to ensure that we work effectively with partners and parents in planning and meeting learners’ needs.