Transition Strategies

Transition Strategies

One of the most frequent telephone queries we receive at Inclusive Solutions is from parents whose disabled son or daughter is about to make the transition from Primary to Secondary School. Typically there is a tale to be told of LA planning procedures that are too little and too late, and a severe lack of confidence from all parties that the transition will be successful. Little wonder that transfers from mainstream to special schools continue to peak at Year 7!

Course Category

Peer Support
Strategic Work
Visioning and Problem Solving
Person Centred Planning

Description

One of the most frequent telephone queries we receive at Inclusive Solutions is from parents whose disabled son or daughter is about to make the transition from Primary to Secondary School. Typically there is a tale to be told of LA planning procedures that are too little and too late, and a severe lack of confidence from all parties that the transition will be successful. Little wonder that transfers from mainstream to special schools continue to peak at Year 7!

Because of this we have put together a different kind of support plan that aims to maximise the chances of Primary/Secondary transitions being successful. In essence our approach brings together a person centred planning tool called ‘MAPS’ and a ‘Circle of Friends’ recruited from within the Year 7 tutor group. The Circle of Friends forms the core of the MAPS session and are central in developing (with parents and staff) a Plan for embedding the focus child in the new school setting.

Community Circles bring together disabled and non disabled pupils in a network of mutual support.

Peer support is an approach to impacting on inclusion and transition in primary and secondary schools by actively involving other pupils.

Enjoy participating in a multi media workshop that will challenge, entertain and reach for your emotions. Watch young people doing their stuff!

Testimonials

‘It had a huge impact on all levels’

‘Very user friendly’

Learning Objectives

  1. To be able to understand the values and wider context of peer support
  2. To be able to set up and run a peer counselling scheme to reduce bullying
  3. To understand and be able to maximise the power of the peer group in supporting relationships, achievement and behaviour change

Who Is It For ?

  • Primary and secondary teachers
  • Heads and Deputies
  • SENCOs
  • Learning Support and Guidance staff
  • Advanced Skills Teachers
  • Parents
  • Local Authority Support Services
  • Community Development workers
  • Early Years and School based Practitioners

Course Content

The course explores the questions :

  • How can we improve our transition arrangements?
  • Practically how do we go about involving pupils in this process?
  • Do you have any fresh ideas on transition processes?

Take a tour through this range of strategies for bringing about smooth transitions, meeting challenging emotional needs and to develop inclusion.

  • Circles of friends: peer support and inclusion. Pupils work to problem solve with and actively support the inclusion and behaviour change of one of their peers
  • Community Circles of Exchange and Mutual Support set up between disabled and non disabled group
  • Peer support, counselling and mediation: reduce bullying and address emotional needs as older pupils offer active listening support and interventions
  • Cross Age Mentoring: older pupils offer supportive mentoring to younger pupils in the same school or in feeder primary schools
  • MAPS and PATH as person centred planning for transitions

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Contact Us

Colin Newton

0115 955 6045

Doug and Maggie

01473 437590

dnewton123@ntlworld.com

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