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Consider this a telling-off over our transition farrago

When dealing with transition, secondary schools unnecessarily burden primaries – and vice-versa. Can’t we all just sort this out by talking more, asks Michael Tidd

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Right, we need to talk honestly about transition.

Yes, I’m looking at you, secondary colleagues. But don’t think you can sit back too smugly if you’re on the primary side either.

This is one of the most important things that happens for our students, and we owe one another a duty to be the best that we can by them.

Let’s start with our secondary leaders. We get that you’re busy. We understand that transition isn’t the only thing on your long list of jobs. We realise that you might be dealing with tens of schools. We understand all that because it’s the same for us.

That’s why it’s not good ...

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