Monday, 2nd October 2017
Moving to a new school can be a daunting prospect and an overwhelming time for children and parents alike. It is acknowledged that a thriving child may lose potential during transition periods between nursery, primary, secondary and further education and there is currently a lot of work being undertaken by educationalists focused around ‘The Wasted Years’. As a senior leader in charge of transition, I found that having a continual open door policy and running a variety of induction and taster days, contributed significantly towards providing effective help in the success of the transition process.
However, there are actions that parents can take to support the transition process as well:
In my experience, children who have a successful transition typically expand their friendships and display higher levels of self-esteem and confidence. A carefully coordinated plan, which involves the triangle of pupil, parents and school all working together, will ensure your child has a happy transition leading to improved achievement, attendance and behaviour.
Partner – Castles Education