Useful for tutors and class teachers, this resource is a collection of practical and varied tips for helping students with the transition from primary to secondary school. It was written to accompany the article by Alan Parkinson, '20 ideas for transition'.
12. Ask for feedback. After a month or so, new students could be given the task of producing some ‘top tips’ for the next group of new students based on their experiences so far. Look again at induction materials and ask students to consider whether they were appropriate and whether other content needs to be added or removed.
13. Help them get organised. This can take some time, particularly where students are moving around the site rather than having a fixed area. Most schools will have some system of lockers, crates or other storage for students. Monitor the use of these arrangements and provide structure for those who find this difficult.
Many of these tips could be used with students for any transition period.