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Supporting key transitions where children are moving to the next phase of or leaving education.


We know when children and young people move onto the next phase of their education or come to the end of their time in school that these transitions are particularly significant for all involved.

Add on the impact of COVID-19 over the past 18 months and we know that this year’s transition has the potential to be even more challenging but with careful planning and support, we can all work together to achieve a positive experience for everyone.

Booklets for children

These booklets are designed for parents or carers to share with their children prior to transitions, with the aim of supporting confidence around transitions and this includes practical guidance on factors to consider.

The front cover of the next steps booklet

Next steps: Starting school – a booklet for parents/carers to share with their child

The front cover of the your next step booklet

Your Next Step – a booklet for children going to secondary school in September

These booklets are also available in a range of other languages. You can find them in our bilingual resources for schools.

You can read more about how schools in Devon support transition.

Transition and SEND

There is information and advice about transition in education on our SEND Local Offer website.