TransitionEd 2023

From TransitionEd

Resource type: Conference or Trade Show

Price band: Free

Key stage: KS1, KS2, KS3, KS4, KS5, Adult, EYFS

Region(s): All of UK

The 2023 TransitionEd conference will take place on Saturday 10th June. This online conference will explore the experience and impact of educational transition in all its many forms as well as providing advice and guidance from educational experts on how best to support young people as they move from one phase of learning to the next.

Key note presentations:

  • Andrea William-Jones – It’s all about the parents!
  • Dr Elizabeth Gregory  – The impact of academic transition on learner identity in a Further Education setting.
  • Ben Brown – Using nurture sequences to build belonging.
  • Shelly Cozens – Service children and transitions.
  • Sarah Hepworth – Reading your way into the next stage.
  • Dr Charlotte Bagnall and Professor Divya Jindal-Snape – Understanding children’s emotional wellbeing during primary-secondary transitions: An international systematic review of child self-report scales.
  • Emma Kettle – Starting school during Covid: Exploring the transition experiences of children with special educational needs and disabilities.
  • Amy Gaunt – Oracy eduction is crucial at transition.
  • Penny Slater – Supporting struggling readers in Years 5-7.
  • Alison Hopper – Supporting transition in maths through cross-phase collaboration.

Cost: Free

About TransitionEd: TransitionEd was set up by experienced teachers Liz Stevenson and Ellie Grout. Liz and Ellie met at the New Voices Conference 2019 and realised they shared a commitment to raising awareness of the complex issues surrounding educational transitions and to ensuring that pupils (and their families) have the support they need to navigate these periods of change successfully.

Further resources:

  • Follow Liz Stevenson’s blog Transition Matters?.
  • The Summer Book Club is a transition project for new Year 7s that aims to promote reading for pleasure and help build a sense of community through a shared reading experience.
  • Sign up to receive CLPE’s free Back to School unit for EYFS-Year 6. The two-week teaching unit includes age-appropriate activities to support reading and writing for pleasure and provides an opportunity for the whole school to come together in a project based on the picture book In Our Hands by Lucy Farfort.
  • Find reading recommendations to support transition from the experts at Books for Topics. There are recommended reads for Year 6 pupils preparing for the transition to secondary school and picture books to share with children as they prepare for the transition to a new class, as well as picture books to welcome children back to school after the holidays.
  • Explore the National Literacy Trust’s reading for pleasure transition activities for Key Stages 1-3. Available to download with their free membership.
  • Moving Up! provides a short animation and free teacher toolkit that explores common fears and potential solutions for pupils about to move or newly arrived at secondary school.
  • The BBC in partnership with mental health charity Young Minds has created a series of films and Find your Feet activity packs to help schools support pupils as they transition from primary to secondary school.

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