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ERIC Number: ED538128
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2006
Pages: 31
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: N/A
ISBN: ISBN-0-7053-1079-5
How Good Is Our School? Ensuring Effective Transitions. Self-Evaluation Series
Her Majesty's Inspectorate of Education
This is one of a series of guides to self-evaluation building on the advice given in the publications "How good is our school?" and "The Child at the Centre." It also shows how the relevant National Care Standards can be applied alongside performance indicators and quality indicators to evaluate the effectiveness of cross-sector partnerships. The guide focuses on transition arrangements from primary into secondary and from pre-school to P1. Some of the exemplification, along with other material, such as evidence from inspections by HM Inspectorate of Education (HMIE) and research evidence about transitions, is accessible through hyperlinks. Though the guide directly addresses the "traditional" transition times, the principles and much of the exemplification are relevant to all other transitions in schools--that is, those in which children move from one class to the next or from one school to another. The guide uses the term "children" to refer to both those in pre-school and in school education. Sometimes the term "pupil" is used, where the context is clearly primary and/or secondary school, rather than a pre-school centre. This guide: (1) summarises the key issues relating to provision for effective transition; (2) asks key questions about the quality of transition arrangements and collaboration with other establishments, derived from illustrations within the selected quality indicators and performance indicators; (3) looks at how one might collect evidence from more than one source in order to provide a robust basis for evaluations; and (4) encourages one to reflect upon and weigh up the strengths and areas of improvement from observations. One can then use the results of the evaluation and the evidence to plan for improvement and to report on the quality of what one has found. (Contains 1 footnote.)
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Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: Early Childhood Education; Elementary Secondary Education; Preschool Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Her Majesty's Inspectorate of Education (HMIe) (Scotland)
Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom (Scotland)