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Crossing the Transition Bridge from the primary to the secondary phase - Seamless learning from KS2 to 3

How to create a strategy to deliver seamless and sequential learning from key stage 2 to 3

How will this course benefit you?

There is a well-researched dip in performance of learners from the end year 6 to the end of year 7 of anything up to 40%. Imagine turning this around so that dip is turned into an increase in learning and achievement. Creating seamless learning and strong partnerships across the transition bridge has a significant impact on the rest of a pupil’s secondary school life

What will be covered in the course?

  • Review how to ensure there are opportunities to work closely with all stakeholders to build a transition policy that delivers seamless academic as well as pastoral transition
  • Look at the deep curriculum content in key stage 2 and how subject leaders in KS3 need to plan to build on prior learning and define the knowledge and skills pupils have been taught
  • Provide resources that enable teachers in both phases to talk about a common pedagogy, assessment methodology and learning strategies to ensure progression across the bridge
  • Focus specifically on literacy and numeracy and the essential emphasis on both that is a focus of primary education and essential as a pre-requisite in KS3
  • Share best practice examples of how some schools are successfully building highly effective partnerships between primary and secondary settings

Who is this course for?

  • Heads of Year 7 who have the responsibility for ensuring all pupils new to their secondary school have the best possible start both academically and pastorally
  • Transition managers  essentially those with responsibility for liaison with primary schools and raising achievement in year 7 and throughout Key stage 3.
  • Partnership co-ordinators who work across groups of schools and have a responsibility for ensuring all pupils make


First Delegate:

£295 +VAT

Second or Subsequent Delegate Price:

£245 +VAT

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