Assessing the Efficacy of your Transition Policy from Key Stage 2 to 3

by | Dec 5, 2022 | Curriculum, Leadership

Assessing the Efficacy of your Transition Policy – Key Stage 2 to 3

The curriculum team at Learning Cultures have designed a self-assessment questionnaire where you can test the efficacy of your policy towards transition from key stage 2 to 3. We have divided it into three sections that support good transition planning for those who are involved in the pastoral and the academic issues. The sections are listed here,

  • Continuity across the curriculum
  • Information transfer
  • The role of year 7 in your school

If you would like a copy of this tool which offers you the opportunity to rag-rate the efficacy of your current transition policy or strategy you can use the Contact us page on our website, simply type in to the Message section ‘Transition Self-Assessment Tool’ and we will forward a copy to you.

There is a lot to gain from creating the right approaches that lead to a planned and carefully constructed strategy for transition. Especially ensuring that all those who plan and teach the curriculum in year 7 and within key stage 3 build on prior knowledge and extend the repertoire of skills learnt in the primary phase. Research suggests that many pupils do not progress well in year 7 and, in fact, fall back by anything up to 40%.

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Moving on moving up

There are many factors that can account for this and some are inevitable. However, where there is effective partnerships and positive approaches to ensuring there is seamless learning across the transition bridge from year 6 to year 7 there is a marked difference in how well pupils attain and achieve in year 7 and beyond.

Crossing the Transition Bridge – Creating seamless learning from key stage 2 to 3 our highly acclaimed training course for all those who plan and deliver the year 7 and key stage 3 curriculum.

Once you have used our self-assessment tool you will have a rag rating tool to focus on what you currently do well and what you need to do to shape a future that will provide the evidence that all those who plan and deliver the curriculum are building on prior learning, understand to what depth and breadth of study pupils have been exposed to and the skills that pupils have developed along the way.

Our training course Crossing the Transition Bridge – Creating seamless learning from key stage 2 to 3 looks in depth at how to rethink transition and create highly effective partnerships within departments in year 7 and in the rest of key stage 3 and where possible build stronger partnerships both in person and electronically across the transition bridge. There is a wealth of best practice examples and outstanding strategies that have made a significant difference to the data and the well-being of pupils at the end of year 7.

If you can turn around a dip in performance to an impressive upward trajectory of achievement for all pupils by the end of their first year in secondary school this will impact on the performance of all pupils in the rest of key stage 3 and into key stage 4 and beyond. Use our self-assessment tool to rag-rate the efficacy of your transition policies and practices and create for yourself a powerful set of parameters for what you need to do to build a bridge where the learning is seamless and carefully sequenced to build deep learning, confidence and the motivation to want to know more.

Seamless learning

We look forward to welcoming you to our highly innovative, practical and informative workshops and courses. Email us or telephone 01746 765076 or give Glynis a call on 07974 754241.

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