Transition from Primary to Post-Primary for Students with Special Education Needs : Evening Seminar

General Post-Primary Courses
Date Venue
18th September 2019 Donegal Education Centre
18th September 2019 Blackrock Education Centre
19th September 2019 Kilkenny Education Centre
2nd October 2019 Tralee Education Centre
28th January 2020 Cork Education Support Centre
29th January 2020 Galway Education Centre
30th January 2020 Drumcondra Education Centre
4th February 2020 Laois Education Centre
Registration: 6.30 PM
Seminar begins : 6.45 PM
Seminar concludes : 9.00 PM

Summary Description

This evening seminar is designed to provide an outline of the challenges faced by students with special educational needs (SEN) in their transition from primary to post-primary school and to present suggestions and strategies that can be applied by schools in order to facilitate that transition.


Anticipated Outcomes

Participants will:

  • Examine legislation, policy and indicators of good practice relevant to transition

  • Explore the difficulties and challenges experienced by students with special educational needs during the transition process

  • Consider activities and strategies which may ease transitional difficulties

  • Investigate reading, resources and materials to assist in managing the transition process


Course Outline and Content

  • Policy and legislative context

  • Experiences of transition of students with special educational needs

  • Challenges of transition

  • The roles of parents, students and school staff

  • Planning for transition at post-primary

  • Strategies to support transition


Information for Applicants

This evening seminar is delivered in Education Centres. It is aimed at all teaching professionals within the primary and post-primary sector including class teachers, subject teachers, Special Education Teachers, Principals and Deputy Principals.