Improving Transitions to Secondary School for Looked After Children

Year: 2016
Topic: Education, Health and Wellbeing, Looked after at home, Voices of young people
Author: Alison Hennessey

A briefing on an action research project carried out in North Lanarkshire to support an improvement in transitions for looked after children moving from P7 to S1.

The research outlines an enhanced transitions approach and contains evidence from both young people and school staff on the benefits of the approach in supporting a successful transition from primary to secondary school.

The briefing will be of interest to teachers, school and local authority managers, support staff and other professionals involved in supporting looked after children around education.