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thoughts 1.Thinking back - what sort of induction did you receive in your present job ? 3 2. Everyone has the right to a welcoming, organised and effective induction. 3 Consider not only the social transition but the curriculum continuity
What do you do ? News and Views … Talk to each other about your Induction programmes and policies…….
Is this an effective welcome & induction - what do you think ? Suggested reading We start them altogether and see who struggles
5 Key Issues/Questions
What do you mean by Induction ?
What library and curriculum links can you make with the primary schools ?
What can you usefully find out about your new customers previous library & literacy experiences & levels ?
What part can you play in your partner
school liaison programme ?
What forms can LRC induction take ?
The Secondary National Strategy An evaluation of the fifth year Dec. 2005 HMI 2612
Transition (continuity of learning) remains
unsatisfactory in nearly a quarter of schools
Where transition is best secondary schools use teacher
exchanges, locally planned bridging units & build on pupils’
primary school reading records.
Good transition relies on the prompt, accurate and
and complete transfer of data from primary schools
Close working between teachers is the key to pupils’ successful transition in Scotland… 3 initiatives which targeted the dip in performance between primary and secondary have delivered some marked improvements TES Scotland 26 Jan. 2007 The Scottish Government Publications website www.scotland.gov.uk/Publications/2007/01/24111206/2 A Partnership for a Better Scotland commits to increasing the number of teachers in Scotland working across the boundary between primary & secondary schools & reducing S1 & S2 English (& Maths) classes to 20
An excellent study Published Aug 2005 4 London boroughs…
Social & Personal
Admin - Transfer to pupil records Social & Personal – familiarity with layout and atmosphere Curriculum – the continuity Pedagogy – continuity in teaching and classroom library practice Autonomy and managing learning – pupils seen as active in the transition process and in their own learning Any relevance to the LRC and the librarian ?
A good clear Introduction to –
(Them !) a big new impressive library
All the exciting resources just waiting to be used
a welcome, an introduction, a motivation !
The cheerful, positive, relaxed YOU
(& all your helpers)
The very basic procedures needed to
start them using the LRC
Effective Induction really is a two way process… Induction What information do students need to interest them and give them confidence ? What information would be useful to you to help you to target services to these new customers ?
First thoughts…… Focus on the resources rather than the systems in the first instance ! They will soon learn systems as they use your exciting resources
Get the LRC involved in curriculum context and continuity with the P7/Y6 – S1/Y7 changeover..
Essential for the students
Essential to show/develop LRC
curriculum awareness and credibility
Data transfer and sharing ??
LRC curriculum continuity Making links for general library use Making links for information literacy Making links for reader development
The Scottish Curriculum for Excellence materials come on stream August 2008.. Literacy & English are the priorities to study & consider – what can the LRC contribute ?
Primary National Strategy Literacy Literacy learning objectives 12 of them…………… Mention of use of the library ????? ILS embedded !
Links with your primary partner schools… What benefits ? Them/you ? What costs ? Them/you ? Strategies
Need to know
Partner school attitude/support
Your school attitude/support
Join existing curriculum links ?
Create an LRC focused link ? -
visits, emails, website use/blogs etc.
DfES KS2 – KS3 transfer ideas.. A condensed Key Stage 3:Improving KS2 to KS3 transfer Improving Key Stage 2 to Key Stage 3 transfer Ref. 0003-2006DOC-EN 3. Enhanced transfer – some suggestions…p5 –8
Meet with primary schools to agree additional data
Visit partner schools
Meet with Y6 teachers to analyse test scripts
Use visits during the summer term to identify suitable Y7
Interview each pupil at their primary school
Gather info about gifted and talented
Establish an effective pupil tracking system
Identify particular pupils (L3 ?) who would benefit from an
intervention prog. (or G & T programme ? )
Arrange visits to the new school and experience some
Exchange teachers KS2 & KS3
More ideas from the KS2/3 transition project pages 4 – 8
Feedback provided to primary schools on progress
Non-teaching staff fully involved
Quality information provided to parents
Parent and pupil guides for new entrants
Joint social events for Y6 / Y7 students
Pupil peer mentoring
Data effectively used across the school
Setting of attainment targets
Joint projects and cross-phase activities
Catch up progs in Y7, especially for literacy
Common language for discussing learning
Joint training of staff
Pupils develop a learning portfolio – Y6 – Y7
See: Strengthening transfers and transitions Partnerships for progress DCSF April 2008 Ref. 00083-2008PDF-EN-01 www.teachernet.gov.uk/publications “ A pupil’s best chance of continuing or accelerating their progress after transfer comes through collaboration between their primary and middle/secondary schools”
The P6..Y5/P7…Y6 p-s liaison programme
Links with the primary school
Information for new parents
Summer Term induction
New Parents’ Evening
IMPACT & PR !
Nothing beats getting in the car, going down the road to your partner schools and actually having a look around and a chat with the head, teachers, library coordinator and children about their library, reading and information literacy. Staying to join in or run a session doubles the value of the visit and should give you a real insight into their policies, practices, attitudes and knowledge.
One school… Ys5 & 6s.. Term 1 – Introduction – books, reading, libraries Term 2 – Stories Term 3 - IL skills – finding information & Dewey Term 4 - Visit to Academy library Term 5 - Greenaway Awards
Ideas for making links…… See doc ref. INDUCT 4 See also Checklist for visiting Partner primary school Doc ref. INDUCT46
Literacy Transition English schools
What do you know about any “bridging
units” being designed/used in your school and local primary schools ?
There are lots about
The LRC profile Finding out about them ! See Handout T8AA
A Primary Poster Either to support the questionnaire or as an alternative (Better as pairs work or even in 3s ?) Design a poster telling the class anything you like about your own reading and your primary school library and the ways that you used it
Extended schools. Remember the potential of links with the primary schools Homework clubs Reading club – an author event ? ICT club with LRC as venue and using your expertise
Links to the new parents Information for the new parents’ Brochure
It’s prospective or new Parents Evening !
What image do you hope to give ?
What range of resources will you display ?
What are the main messages ?
Will you give any handouts ?
Summer Term Induction Day
How long have you got ?
How many will visit ?
What will you do with them ?
Trails and locator maps
Browsing LRC –ICT
Q & A sessions
Hearing a story
Completing a profile
Wear a big badge ! I am …………………… I run the LRC ! I am the boss !
Autumn Term Induction Time Wise ! One complete. Longer than normal session “off timetable” Group A – all the advantages Group B – all the challenges Several sessions within existing timetable Group C – all the advantages Group D – all the challenges
Autumn Term Induction ~ a short & clear introduction
Early in the academic year
Led by YOU
Classes come with teacher/tutor/TAs etc.
Some information, a few activities & something to take away
They learn about the LRC ethos & style
You learn about them – your next
generation of customers !
What shall I do with them ???????? (depends on how long you got ‘em!) You’ll be doing great things already but might find something in doc ref. INDUCT 11
How about ? Putting some of your induction materials on your VLE or website pages – so users can dip into them as needed ? See Brooke Weston CTC library pages www.bwctc.northants.sch.uk/Library/Induction.aspx
LRC take aways !
A book mark with
LRC info on it
A stick-on LRC badge
An information leaflet
A very positive impression of
LRC staff – your potential to help & find answers
LRC practices & systems
Finishing induction ~ Positive feedback.. Lots of interest and praise & a certificate when they’ve finished See doc ref INDUCT12
Do have a look at the Induction cycle (doc ref Induct 10) & make a note of some dates in your diary…
Checklist of things to consider when planning new intake student induction… See doc INDUCT40
Good luck and keep going – you’re doing a brilliant job ! A big thank you to everyone & do keep in touch