The transition from primary to secondary school is a major life experience for both pupils and their families. For a majority, this is a time of widening horizons and growing independence. However, there is evidence, from the findings of this study and from previous research that for a significant minority it can be a time when their confidence as learners is reduced and they fail to progress as expected. In extreme cases, it can be a time of great trauma which triggers a disengagement from formal education. Schools and teachers can make a difference. So also can other professionals and parents. The findings of this study lead to a number of important recommendations for policy and practice.
|Translated title of the contribution||Supporting learning in the transition from primary to secondary schools|
|Commissioning body||Merchant Venturers|
|Number of pages||96|
|Publication status||Published - Jan 2010|
Bibliographical notePublisher: University of Bristol, Graduate School of Education
- learning, transition, primary/secondary transfer, school governance