Here at School Transition, we are proud to be part of a network of education professionals and organisations working hard to help learners transition between education settings. Schools within Derby City have benefitted from support from the The School Development Support Agency (SDSA) and Opportunity Areas funding to create a number of projects to support transition. In addition to the Primary to Secondary Transition Portal, other resources have been commissioned as part of the programme. School Transition are delighted to share these resources on behalf of the SDSA:

Science STEM for KS2-KS3 Transition

Science STEM for KS2-KS3 Transition

This project provides resources to enable partner schools to build on the transition activities on an ongoing basis. This is not intended as a one-off visit but as an ongoing partnership to develop a Space Curriculum that supports transition. The resource packs for secondary staff show extended writing activities including real examples of work and how primary staff prepare students to create good quality extended writing.

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Early Years Home Reading to Support Transition

Early Years Home Reading to Support Transition

This booklet promotes successful transitions, which occur when children’s development and learning is seamless as they move from home to FS1 and from FS1 to FS2. Through managing transitions carefully this can help children develop patterns of behaviour that they can draw on throughout life by easing the process of adjustment for both children and their families.

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Resources for Preparation for Secondary in Year 6

Resources for Preparation for Secondary in Year 6

The aim of the project was to develop confidence in the transition process by extending the pupils' experience beyond the transition days.

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KS2 to KS3 English: Building cross-phase understanding

KS2 to KS3 English: Building cross-phase understanding

The project aimed to support secondary schools to work with one or more feeder primary schools to specifically address English at transition during 2019/2020. The aims set out in September 2019 were for KS2 and KS3 English teachers to develop a more secure grasp of the pedagogy, knowledge and skills underpinning delivery of the English curriculum in each key stage. The project also aimed to ensure pupils’ progress in KS3 will continue from their KS2 end points and outcomes will be maximised. During summer 2020 transition, the current cohort of Year 6 pupils in participating primary schools experienced learning opportunities to prepare them for the demands of English in Year 7.

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Best Practice for Common Transfer Days

Best Practice for Common Transfer Days

This resource provides information about best practice for common transfer days.

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