School Transition Limited has further expanded their product range, creating a Transition Portal to support pupils transitioning between infant and junior school.

School  Transition was launched in 2020, and so far its software has been successfully adopted by 200 education providers across the UK. Schools use the portal to share student information to support their transition from junior to secondary. This latest release now means School Transition can be used right the way through the journey from year 2 all the way to post 16 education.

Using the School Transition Portals saves school many hours of administration time and pupils benefit from a more personalised and welcoming transition which can be tailored to reflect their needs.

The addition of the infant to junior product resulted from positive feedback from schools in Lincoln and Derby that were already using School Transition software, who collaborated to refine the final solution.

KYRA (Part of Anthem Schools Trust) based in Lincoln, part of The Ambition Lincoln Project Team, have supported the implementation of  the Infant to Junior Transition Portal.

Commenting, Vanessa Hopkinson, Lead Practitioner for Leading Teaching at KYRA said, “It was exciting to be part of the development of a new product. I believe that the introduction of the Infant to Junior Transition Portal will allow schools to support children much more effectively.”

Peter Chilvers, CEO of the School Development Support Agency, was also involved in the development of the new portal.  Commenting he said. “We have worked with School Transition since 2020 and quickly realised the efficiency of the whole school system working consistently on transition. The software has brought time savings and wider benefits that mean children are well supported at these key moments. It’s now great to see children at other key stages benefitting from the comprehensive transfer of data to ensure that they are well known by junior school staff when they start.”

School Transition was developed by Derby based IT and telecoms specialists Link ICT Services, who provide technical and helpdesk support to users. Mark Fryers is Managing Director of both businesses.

Commenting he said,  “It was always in our plan to develop solutions for all stages but we had to trial the software and use feedback to refine it and make it an even better centralised system for the transfer of pupils.”

Hannah Everett, Project Manager at School Transition, added, “It has been exciting to work on the development of another Transition Portal and to see the enthusiasm from practitioners for the product. It’s a  privilege to create software that has an impact on educational outcomes for children, whilst at the same time providing time savings to education settings, allowing practitioners to spend more time doing the job they love – teaching children!”