How to combat a school system that cares and nurtures for children – and then dumps them in the Big School.
Transition is one of the key elements of a young person’s life but one that sometimes gets overlooked as schools play pass the child. This book is full of ideas, insights and practical strategies to ensure that transition is not only painless but actually works to make better schools of all those involved in the process. Written when he was head of an innovative 3–19 learning community in a former pit-village in Nottinghamshire, Dave’s experience of schools, of leadership and of not letting the system get in the way of doing what’s right for children comes shining through. With this book you can not only make the move from primary to secondary an enjoyable one for all children, you just may change the nature of both schools forever.