Transition Pack: Passport to Big School
Síolta Standard 13: Transitions
” The Transition to Primary Schooling has been perceived as one of the most important transitions in a child’s life and a major challenge of early education. Initial success at school both socially and intellectually, leads a virtuous cycle of achievement” (Burrel & Bubb, 2000)
The hallmarks of a successful transition include parental involvement, the sharing of information between early years professionals, primary school teachers and staff, an introduction of the child to the new school and a preschool programme that helps build resilience and coping skills in young children. Successful transition to Primary School is critical in determining future success.
An INTO survey of primary school teachers carried out by Dr. Mary O’Kane identifies the skills necessary to make a successful transition to primary school as independence & self-help, communication & language skills, social skills, problem solving & pre-academic skills.These skills are listed in the order of considered importance.
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This pack aims to support the transition process. A survey of primary school teachers carried out identifies the skills necessary to make a successful transition to primary school as independence & self-help, communication & language skills, social skills, problem solving & pre-academic skills.
The Practitioner Pack will provide a sampling from the child’s learning journal as collected by the practitioner and will identify the child’s strengths
The Parents’ Pack aims to provide additional information about the child; likes and dislikes, family culture and celebrations
The Child’s Section will capture key information about the child and the skills they have mastered including pre-academic skills like mark-making
This pack comes with a Free Passport to Big School Poster and Pre-school Transition Guidelines providing tips to parents.