concerns transition and supports the idea that it was more about an alignment of practice than an event:
This should be seen as a process that emphasizes continuity rather than a single event to achieve an effective transition into YR (Reception Year).
The following four EYFS guiding concepts might be helpful when making plans:
Recognize that each child is unique; some will require more assistance than others to complete changes successfully.
Smoother transitions are made possible by all adults working together; professionals, parents, and caregivers must all be aware of how a shift may affect children. In addition, engaging parents as active participants in the process must be a priority.
Putting in the effort and time to coordinate practice so that the environments are comparable in terms of the services provided and the expectations.
Consider the child's holistic requirements in relation to all elements of care and education.
The Achievement for All Sheffield Transition Project aimed to investigate the problems with transition and determine what may be done to improve it. In order to determine what they were doing effectively and how they could enhance the trip for kids and families, two schools and four feeder preschools collaborated.
The transition process was approached with greater concentration and consistency as a result of the partnerships between the schools and their feeder nurseries being strengthened.
In order to ensure the most significant outcomes for all students, there is now strong consensus across clusters that the transition process must be continuous throughout the year and regarded as an alignment of practice rather than a summer term event.
Children now transition from setting to school smoothly through the EYFS, assisted by people who are aware of and sensitive to their needs and have a far better start to their academic careers.
At the Every Child Included in Education conference hosted by Achievement for All on October 17 at Newbury Racecourse, you may learn more about managing transitions in the early years successfully. June O'Sullivan MBE, Chief Executive of the London Early Years Foundation, will be one of the keynote speakers (LEYF). Among many others include Thelma Walker MP, a member of the Education Select Committee, and Anne Longfield OBE, the Children's Commissioner for England.