Posts tagged Transition
BBC Teach Resources on Supporting Transition from Primary to Secondary School

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.

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Teach First Cross-Phase Toolkit: Supporting Smooth Transitions for Pupils between the Phases of Formal Education: A Guide for Teachers and Schools

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.

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Leeds City Council Gender Identity Guidance for Schools and Children and Families Services

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.

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Mental Health of Transgender Children Who Are Supported in Their Identities

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.

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