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Crossing the Transition Bridge from the primary to the secondary phase - Seamless learning across the transition bridge from KS 2 to 3

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

This event will run:- as morning sessions from 10.00 until 12.00 over two weeksor as twilight sessions from 16.00 to 18.00 over two weeksThe intervening week can be used for reflection, collaboration and an opportunity to share with colleagues the learning from the first session to review some of the valuable resources and materials that will help to shape future planning. We will look closely at the importance of transition from primary to secondary school as part of designing a curriculum offer for year 7 and how that dovetails into year 8 and 9 and beyond. We have included new content linked to the specific issues that some pupils are currently facing as a result of school closures especially linked to the loss of learning, well-being, confidence and anxiety.The course will ensure that those with responsibility for transition have a wealth of resources to support a deeper emphasis on the academic as well as the pastoral issues in ensuring pupils do not dip in performance during year 7. Have a look at some of the testimonials for this course.

This online course will:-

  • 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 included in the programmes of study across all subjects in key stage 2, the rigour of SATs and ensure that all subject teachers plan their schemes of work to build on prior learning and deepen knowledge and understanding across year 7, key stage 3 and beyond
  • Provide resources that enable teachers in both phases to talk about a common pedagogy, assessment methodology and learning strategies to ensure pupils can continue to learn and progress across the transition bridge
  • Focus specifically on literacy and numeracy and the profound changes to the curriculum in Key Stage 2 that need to translate into higher level learning opportunities for some pupils in Year 7 and beyond
  • Share best practice examples of how some schools are successfully building highly effective partnerships between primary and secondary settings
  • Focus on how to involve all the stakeholders including pupils, parents, teachers and their assistants in creating continuous learning across the bridge
  • Look closely at the impact of the recent closure of schools and how to plan for pupils who have missed some of their learning and more anxious and worried and who will need support from pastoral and academic staff in school
All our training and development has an element of coaching built into it so that delegates can share their knowledge and skills will others on their return to school. We provide a full and comprehensive set of resources that delegates can take away and use electronically to share their learning with others back in school.

Who should attend?

All those with responsibility for transition from key stage 2 to 3 from both the primary and secondary phases of education. Heads of Year 6 and year 7, transition managers, those with responsibility for raising achievement at Key stage 3 and partnership co-ordinators where a Year 6 and Year 7 coordinator can attend together, also subject specialists and those with responsibility for embedding curriculum change. The 2016/7 Year 7 cohort are the first recipients of the new primary curriculum to cross the bridge and there is an imperative to ensure all teachers build on pupils prior learning.

Have a look at some of the testimonials for this course.



First Delegate:

£295 +VAT

Second or Subsequent Delegate Price:

£245 +VAT

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