TLRP: Supporting primary-secondary transfer through home-school knowledge exchange, Research Briefing 45
The transfer from primary to secondary school can be a difficult time for children and their families. There is often a dip in attainment during the first year of secondary school, and pupils may become more negative in their attitude to school. In this project we helped teachers, pupils and parents find new ways of exchanging knowledge between home, primary school and secondary school. We looked at the impact of this exchange on pupils’ attainment, and on their attitude and adjustment to secondary school.