Designed to facilitate professional development and critical reflection in the leadership of services for children and families, this book will enhance the understanding of readers from a range of disciplines and at varying levels of study. Packed with case studies depicting the experiences of children and their families in transition and exploring a wide range of scenarios, the chapters:

Explore transitions from a range of perspectives; Discuss the value of developing collaborative practice in deepening awareness of children's views and experiences; Explore the impact of practitioner inquiry; Look at examples of contemporary practice; Consider the ethics, policies and law relating to current issues; Enrich the reader's understanding of professional responsibility

Each chapter contains a chapter overview, a case study and suggestions for further reading. This book is relevant to all practitioners working with young children and their families and to all those studying early childhood.

Moving on from Key Stage 1

Moving on from key stage 1

Chapter Overview

This chapter explores the move children make from Year 2 into Year 3. This may be within the same school – an infant into a junior department – or it may be a transition across separate infant and junior schools. If it is the former, there are likely to be strong links along with a common ethos. This may be the same across feeder schools. It may not. The key players at this time are the class teachers, the parents/carers and of course the child. The aim, we will argue, is to facilitate effective and productive communication between all parties to ensure the child feels happy and safe, and enjoys school in order ...

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