Supporting learning in the transition from primary to secondary schools

RJ Sutherland, EM McNess, WC Yee, RJ Harris

Research output: Book/ReportCommissioned report

Abstract

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 contributionSupporting learning in the transition from primary to secondary schools
Original languageEnglish
PublisherMerchant Venturers
Commissioning bodyMerchant Venturers
Number of pages96
Publication statusPublished - Jan 2010

Bibliographical note

Publisher: University of Bristol, Graduate School of Education

Keywords

  • learning, transition, primary/secondary transfer, school governance

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