An important part of Inclusion has been recognised as transition- the movement of the student from one year group or school to another. To enable smooth transition and help to settle students, 2019-20 saw IOA implement a range of new practices and create superb resources for Y6-7.
We focussed on four areas in transition and each has its own resources for you to download- see below.
Improving the quality and efficiency of information sharing between schools
Common Transfer Document
This one easy document for secondary schools to use with their feeder primary schools, has proven to be extremely popular. A holistic and practical list of information for each child that can be completed once by the primary school and sent to each relevent high school instead of a raft of individual forms from every secondary school to their feeder primary.
As part of the transitions project we have carried out some research surveys around parent and pupil anxieties, focusing on transitioning from year 6 to year 7. We gained responses from approx. 300 pupils and 100 parents from a variety of Primary schools, in and around the Ipswich Opportunity area.
The report highlights some of the areas that pupils/parents are excited or worried about. This information has assisted us with planning the transitions project. To find out more see below.
Year 6 transition Brochure
This bright and attractive brochure is the template for our year 6 information packs. The brochure has been designed to engage year 6 pupils, with formats specifically aimed at 11 year olds giving them an insight into their new secondary schools. Pupils will receive their brochure in the summer term so that parents also have the contacts and information they need at their fingertips over summer, rather than a raft of A4 paper. This template has been designed by Naked Marketing but can be used by any design agency to make your school information come alive for both new students and their carer/s.