Teachers and Curriculum


The transition from primary to secondary school can be a different experience for each child. Parents can sometimes feel isolated and the primary school equally powerless to assist. The type, quality and quantity of information sent can be used in different ways. Some teachers and parents question whether the secondary school uses the information efficiently or effectively. The study focused on
the type of information provided on transition and how it was used. In addition, information showed how parents were included in the transition process. And finally, an examination of how the pastoral care of children was dealt with on transition to secondary school. Findings indicate that some parents feel excluded while there appears to be a disparity in pastoral care of children. Finally, the information exchange between both school sectors showed that some secondary schools rely on quantifiable test results rather than using a range of information.

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