Surely Transition is ruined again this year?

Of course it's not, and I am here to give schools parents and children some top tips to help prepare for the big move. Unfortunately it is true that there will be very few schools offering Induction Days in the way they have always tried to in the past. It may be that small scale … Continue reading Surely Transition is ruined again this year?

Do children need to catch up or to prepare?

Photo by Skylar Kang on Pexels.com Obviously my main focus here is for year 6 children but I am very concerned, as is everyone in education, about the phrase 'catch-up curriculum'. If we spend too long looking back we will run out of time to look forward! For year 6 children, now is the time … Continue reading Do children need to catch up or to prepare?

No Sat’s or KS2 Teacher assessment. Surely Transition will fall apart.

Photo by Isandru00e9a Carla on Pexels.com On the contrary, Transition has never been more exciting. Of course some form of standardised data will be helpful for target setting and the future of Progress 8 but who is that all for? Is it the children? I don't think it is! I may be a little controversial … Continue reading No Sat’s or KS2 Teacher assessment. Surely Transition will fall apart.

You are all teachers in control of transition!

As we approach the midway point of a summer holiday filled with uncertainty about September what can teachers possibly do to help prepare future pupils before the term starts? The answer is, loads and this is not simply the job of the Transition Lead or Head of Year. At the end of the day if … Continue reading You are all teachers in control of transition!

Now is the time to devour the National Curriculum and work cross-phase!

Photo by Pixabay on Pexels.com With the news that September will see the full time return to school for all pupils there is a lot of work to be done to prepare the curriculum for year 7 students. The offer currently in place assumes that the children have completed the Key Stage 2 National Curriculum. … Continue reading Now is the time to devour the National Curriculum and work cross-phase!

Finding the best way to lead by example.

I have been seeing some amazing transition plans and ideas on various social networking platforms. I am really excited to see some of the fantastic activities that are happening and being created. They have all started to make me think though, do we need to think about going back to basics a little more? Don't … Continue reading Finding the best way to lead by example.

FAQ’s of the disadvantaged through transition.

Photo by Pixabay on Pexels.com This post is through the eyes of a child and I am providing no answers. They are all situations that I have encountered through comprehensive research with children in both primary or secondary settings. I have changed some of the language, and added a Covid spin on a few, but … Continue reading FAQ’s of the disadvantaged through transition.