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

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.