A comprehensive resource webpage from BBC Teach, with toolkits, lesson plans and activities designed by the BBC and partners including Young Minds which aims to provide advice and guidance on how best to support students as they transition from primary school to secondary school. The guides cover advice and guidance on mental health and emotional wellbeing, getting to grips with increasing workloads and how parents, guardians and carers can help best support their child/children as they go through the transition stage.Read More
A useful toolkit compiled by Teach First to provide tips and suggestions for teachers and schools who wish to work together to improve the experience of transition from Early Years into Primary School, Primary School to Secondary School. It is intended to inspire and enable to initiate and maintain collaborative cross-phase work that is going to have a positive impact on the children or young people that schools work with.
The toolkit contains two sections:
Research - Looking at the need for cross-phase collaboration and exploring what effective cross-phase collaboration looks like
Stories of cross-phase collaboration in practice, with accompanying resources that teachers can use.
A short guidance from Beacon House on how to support vulnerable students who are experiencing concerns with transitions/changes in their lives, including advice on how adults can empower young people through facilitating conversations.Read More
A comprehensive, useful guide designed by Leeds City Council for organisations working with children and young people who are trans, gender-diverse or gender questioning and their families to ensure that policies and procedures comply with the requirements of the Equality Act 2010 and best practice. Advice is provided on areas such as language use, dealing with transphobic bullying and hate incidents and exploring issues of gender identity in the National Curriculum.Read More
A research paper by Andreas Gegenfurtner and Markus Gebhardt exploring the importance of creating a Relationships and Sex Education Scheme of Work that includes education on LGBT+ rights and relationships.Read More
This piece of research by Tabitha Bowskill looks at how educational professionals can improve outcomes for transgender children and young people.Read More
A research paper by Jack K. Day, Amaya Perez-Brumer and Stephen T. Russell published in the Journal of Youth and Adolescence in August 2018 exploring school experiences of trans young people living in California.Read More
A research paper by Joseph G. Kosciw & Oren Pizmony-Levy from The Journal of LGBT Youth from May 2016 exploring how schools in a number of countries tackle homophobic and transphobic bullying.Read More
Previous work with children with gender identity disorder (GID; now termed gender dysphoria) has found remarkably high rates of anxiety and depression in these children. The mental health in a sample of socially transitioned transgender children is examined in this 2016 research study by Kristina R. Olson, Lily Durwood, Madeleine DeMeules and Katie A. McLaughlin.Read More
Most ideas and resources suggested for children with SEND are equally useful for all pupils. Ensuring children feel safe and have appropriate people and places to go if they need help is essential.Read More
A great guide by GIRES to help schools support pupils who are transitioning.Read More
An easy-to-understand guide by GIRES on how to support teachers who are transitioning in school.Read More