Last Updated: Monday, June 22, 2020

Transitions in 2020

Resource subject
Resource type Guidance
Resource format Webpage

What is this?

This resource provides practitioners advice, guidance, signposting and practical resources to support children and young people through transitions in the context of COVID-19.

Coloured leaves pegged on a lineCOVID-19 has brought huge challenges and changes to all our lives. In the context of COVID 19, all children and young people have experienced unexpected transitions such as school closure, extended time at home and learning in a different school or centre. Others may have experienced changes in family circumstances and may have changed address or care placement. Children and young people can expect to return to a school which looks quite different from that experienced previously.

COVID-19 has created a complex blend of transitions. This could have a significant impact on children and young people, potentially affecting their wellbeing and ability to learn. We need to consider how these changes may affect children and young people and what we can do to mitigate any negative impact.

These resources have been organised into 6 categories which aim to identify transition issues for children and young people at all stages: Early Learning and Childcare, primary, secondary and post-16. We have also included specific resources in the areas of HWB and ASN.

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Transitions in Early Learning and Childcare and into Primary 1

These resources will highlight emerging practice and guide practitioners to useful resources and supports.

Links/resources:

Wakelet: Supporting young children at points of transition

Powerpoint presentation: Early Years transitions (4.5 MB)

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Transitions in a primary school setting and into S1

These resources will highlight emerging practice and guide practitioners to useful resources and supports.

Links/resources:

Wakelet: Supporting primary children at points of transition

Powerpoint presentation: Primary transitions (1.2 MB)

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Transitions in a secondary school setting

These resources will highlight emerging practice and guide practitioners to useful resources and supports.

Links/resources:

Powerpoint presentation: Secondary transitions - BGE (970 KB)

Word file: Frequently Asked Questions for school leaders and staff (43 KB)

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Transitions for young people Post-16

These resources will highlight emerging practice and guide practitioners to useful resources and supports.

Links/resources:

Wakelet: Post-16 Transitions

Powerpoint presentation: Post-16 Workshops For Senior Managers (1.1 MB)

PDF file: Post-16 Workshops Guidance For Senior Managers (341 KB)

PDF file: Post-16 Arrangements For Transition From Secondary To Post 16 Providers (1 MB)

PDF file: Post-16 Benchmarking Tool (145 KB)

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Transitions from a health and wellbeing perspective

These resources will highlight emerging practice and guide practitioners to useful resources and supports.

Links/resources:

Powerpoint presentation: Trauma Health and Wellbeing Transitions (990 KB)

PDF file: Health and Wellbeing Transitions: Working with Trauma (141 KB)

PDF file: Health and Wellbeing Information Sheet for Practitioners (376 KB)

PDF file: Whole School Approach - Health and Wellbeing (453 KB)

SWAY presentation: Health and Wellbeing transitions

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Transitions from an Additional Support Needs perspective

These resources will highlight emerging practice and guide practitioners to useful resources and supports.

Links/resources:

PDF file: Emerging practice - Additional Support Needs transitions (213 KB)

PDF file: Practitioner support Additional Support Needs transition (325 KB)

Powerpoint presentation: Additional Support Needs transition and COVID 19 (717 KB)

PDF file: Reflective Questions - Additional Support Needs transitions (366 KB)

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