An important part of Inclusion has been recognised as transition- the movement of the student from one year group or school to another. To enable smooth transition and help to settle students, 2019-20 saw NOA implement a range of new practices and create exciting resources for Y6-7.
Early Years has also seen a superb series of new resources developed to support children with the transition from early years settings into primary school.
To help students make the move to higher education or work, the NOA has successfully set up a network of Careers Facilitators to enable joined up planning of employers’ and other informative events for KS4 and KS5 students. This has also helped those participating schools increase their success rate in achieving their Gatsby Benchmarks for Careers.
2020-21 will see these initiatives and resources rolled out via the Norfolk County Council Good Practice website and through our twinning scheme with other areas of the country. Where appropriate we plan to develop some of the Y6-7 resources for other year groups, including Early Years.
2020-21 will also see the team implement those plans we were unable to in 2019-20 because of the Covid 19 Lockdown preventing many plans happening in the Spring/Summer term, including a joint transition week, a fixed calendar date for transition events across all the city schools.
Transition in Y4 will be focussed on communicating good practice, evaluating the work so far, and joining up strategically on all transition elements across the four priorities as well as ensuring the NOA has a varied expert team representing all key stakeholders in Transition to support the schools’ representatives.