Transitions to and from Primary Schools

Transitions can be particularly challenging for all students and can pose even greater levels of challenge for students with special educational needs. Good planning and support for transition helps to ensure the successful transfer of students from early childcare and pre-school to primary school, from primary school to post-primary school, from post-primary school to further education settings and between special and mainstream settings. Effective transition support and planning can enhance the educational experience of the child and help reduce potential anxiety. Many schools already have excellent practices in place to support pupils at various transitional points.

Early Childcare and Pre-School to Primary School

Primary to Post-Primary