Teachers can bridge the primary-secondary divide

A pioneering new master’s programme aims to train staff for both phases who can span the transition and support children to succeed regardless of background

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The question of how we can improve our profession to the benefit of students and wider society is of international concern. In Scotland, we are faced with two particularly pressing concerns: how do we support pupils as they move from primary to secondary school – a time when children at risk of disengaging from education are particularly vulnerable? And how do we ensure that every child, regardless of background and personal history, is supported to succeed?

If teachers and schools can directly tackle these seemingly eternal challenges, then we will be going some way towards addressing one of ...

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