An inspirational compendium of practical tips and strategies to empower primary and secondary schools to work together to get transition right.
When it comes to looking at the quality of our current schooling system, the biggest elephant in the room is transition. We do it the way we’ve always done it and, in so many ways and despite our best intentions, we end up doing it badly.
Which is where Dave Harris comes in. With an impressive track record in leadership that includes establishing a through-school by merging what had been three separate schools – infant, primary and secondary – Dave knows first-hand how much can be achieved when all phases work together and when they keep the children, not the system, at the heart of all they do.
In this book he tackles school transition head-on, vividly illustrating how primary and secondary schools can better collaborate to ensure their pupils enjoy a smooth and effective move between the two phases. Dave’s passion for joined-up thinking between different phases shines through in his writing, as does his ingenuity when it comes to the design and delivery of programmes that position young people at the heart of the process.
Independent Thinking on Transition contains some material previously published in Are You Dropping the Baton? (ISBN 9781845900816) and is one of a number of books in the Independent Thinking On … series from the award-winning Independent Thinking Press.