Rite of Passage Geoff Dubber. Education, Libraries & Learning [email_address] www.geoffdubber.co. uk Library Transition & ...
thoughts 1.Thinking back - what sort of induction did you receive in your present job ? 3 2. Everyone has the right to a w...
What do you do ? News and Views … Talk to each other about your Induction programmes and policies…….
The Challenge of Change   for them ! <ul><li>Size/layout of school </li></ul><ul><li>Class mates & bullying </li></ul><ul>...
Is this an effective welcome & induction - what do you think ? Suggested reading  We start them altogether and see who str...
5 Key Issues/Questions <ul><li>What do  you  mean by Induction ? </li></ul><ul><li>What library and curriculum links can y...
The Secondary National Strategy An evaluation of the fifth year Dec. 2005  HMI 2612 <ul><li>Transition  (continuity of lea...
Close working between teachers is the key to pupils’ successful transition in Scotland… 3  initiatives which targeted the ...
An excellent study Published Aug 2005 4 London boroughs… <ul><li>Key aspects </li></ul><ul><li>Administrative </li></ul><u...
Admin  - Transfer to pupil records Social & Personal  – familiarity with layout and atmosphere Curriculum  – the continuit...
Induction is….. <ul><li>A good clear Introduction to – </li></ul><ul><li>(Them !) a big new impressive library </li></ul><...
Effective Induction really is a two way process… Induction What information do  students need to interest  them and give t...
First thoughts…… Focus on the resources rather than the systems  in the first instance ! They will soon learn systems as t...
Get the LRC involved in curriculum context and continuity with the P7/Y6 – S1/Y7 changeover.. <ul><li>Essential for the st...
LRC curriculum continuity Making links for general library use Making links for information literacy Making links for read...
The Scottish Curriculum for Excellence   materials come on stream August 2008.. Literacy & English are the priorities to s...
Primary  National Strategy Literacy Literacy learning objectives 12 of them…………… Mention of use of the library ????? ILS e...
Links with your primary partner schools… What benefits ?  Them/you ? What costs ?  Them/you ? Strategies
Need to know <ul><li>Partner school attitude/support </li></ul><ul><li>Your school attitude/support </li></ul><ul><li>Movi...
DfES KS2 – KS3 transfer ideas..  A condensed Key Stage 3:Improving KS2 to KS3 transfer   Improving Key Stage 2 to Key Stag...
<ul><li>More ideas from the  KS2/3 transition project pages 4 – 8 </li></ul><ul><li>Feedback provided to primary schools o...
See: Strengthening transfers and transitions Partnerships for progress DCSF  April 2008 Ref. 00083-2008PDF-EN-01 www.teach...
The P6..Y5/P7…Y6 p-s liaison programme <ul><li>Links with the primary school </li></ul><ul><li>Information for new parents...
Nothing beats getting in the car, going down the road to your partner schools and actually having a look around and a chat...
One school… Ys5 & 6s.. Term 1  – Introduction – books, reading, libraries Term 2  – Stories Term 3  - IL skills – finding ...
Ideas for making links…… See  doc ref. INDUCT 4 See also  Checklist for visiting Partner primary school  Doc ref. INDUCT46
Literacy Transition English schools <ul><li>What do you know about any “bridging </li></ul><ul><li>units” being designed/u...
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 ...
Extended schools. Remember the potential of links with the primary schools Homework clubs Reading club – an author event ?...
Links to the new parents Information for the new parents’ Brochure
It’s prospective or new Parents Evening ! <ul><li>What image do you hope to give ? </li></ul><ul><li>What range of resourc...
Summer Term Induction Day <ul><li>How long have you got ? </li></ul><ul><li>How many will visit ? </li></ul><ul><li>What w...
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 Gr...
Autumn Term Induction ~ a short & clear introduction <ul><li>Early in the academic year </li></ul><ul><li>Led by YOU </li>...
What shall I do with them ???????? (depends on how long you got ‘em!) You’ll be doing great things already but  might find...
How about ? Putting some of your induction materials on your VLE or website pages – so users can dip into them as needed ?...
LRC take aways ! <ul><li>A book </li></ul><ul><li>A book mark with </li></ul><ul><li>LRC info on it </li></ul><ul><li>A st...
Finishing induction ~ Positive feedback.. Lots of interest and praise  & a certificate when they’ve finished See doc ref I...
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
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  1. 1. Rite of Passage Geoff Dubber. Education, Libraries & Learning [email_address] www.geoffdubber.co. uk Library Transition & Induction P6/7 –S1 (Y6/7) I&TSLA508Glasgow
  2. 2. 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
  3. 3. What do you do ? News and Views … Talk to each other about your Induction programmes and policies…….
  4. 4. The Challenge of Change for them ! <ul><li>Size/layout of school </li></ul><ul><li>Class mates & bullying </li></ul><ul><li>Teachers </li></ul><ul><li>Curric. subjects </li></ul><ul><li>Classrooms/corridors </li></ul><ul><li>Loos </li></ul><ul><li>Uniform </li></ul><ul><li>Moving between lessons </li></ul><ul><li>Regular homework </li></ul><ul><li>Science.ICT/Tech. Facilities </li></ul><ul><li>PE facilities </li></ul><ul><li>Lunch arrangements </li></ul><ul><li>Travel home </li></ul><ul><li>Low status </li></ul><ul><li>LRC </li></ul>
  5. 5. Is this an effective welcome & induction - what do you think ? Suggested reading We start them altogether and see who struggles
  6. 6. 5 Key Issues/Questions <ul><li>What do you mean by Induction ? </li></ul><ul><li>What library and curriculum links can you make with the primary schools ? </li></ul><ul><li>What can you usefully find out about your new customers previous library & literacy experiences & levels ? </li></ul><ul><li>What part can you play in your partner </li></ul><ul><li>school liaison programme ? </li></ul><ul><li>What forms can LRC induction take ? </li></ul>
  7. 7. The Secondary National Strategy An evaluation of the fifth year Dec. 2005 HMI 2612 <ul><li>Transition (continuity of learning) remains </li></ul><ul><li>unsatisfactory in nearly a quarter of schools </li></ul><ul><li>Where transition is best secondary schools use teacher </li></ul><ul><li>exchanges, locally planned bridging units & build on pupils’ </li></ul><ul><li>primary school reading records. </li></ul><ul><li>Good transition relies on the prompt, accurate and </li></ul><ul><li>and complete transfer of data from primary schools </li></ul>
  8. 8. 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
  9. 9. An excellent study Published Aug 2005 4 London boroughs… <ul><li>Key aspects </li></ul><ul><li>Administrative </li></ul><ul><li>Social & Personal </li></ul><ul><li>Curriculum </li></ul><ul><li>Pedagogy </li></ul><ul><li>Managing learning </li></ul>
  10. 10. 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 ?
  11. 11. Induction is….. <ul><li>A good clear Introduction to – </li></ul><ul><li>(Them !) a big new impressive library </li></ul><ul><li>All the exciting resources just waiting to be used </li></ul>a welcome, an introduction, a motivation ! <ul><li>The cheerful, positive, relaxed YOU </li></ul><ul><li>(& all your helpers) </li></ul><ul><li>The very basic procedures needed to </li></ul><ul><li>start them using the LRC </li></ul>
  12. 12. 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 ?
  13. 13. 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
  14. 14. Get the LRC involved in curriculum context and continuity with the P7/Y6 – S1/Y7 changeover.. <ul><li>Essential for the students </li></ul><ul><li>Essential to show/develop LRC </li></ul><ul><li>curriculum awareness and credibility </li></ul> Data transfer and sharing ??
  15. 15. LRC curriculum continuity Making links for general library use Making links for information literacy Making links for reader development
  16. 16. The Scottish Curriculum for Excellence materials come on stream August 2008.. Literacy & English are the priorities to study & consider – what can the LRC contribute ?
  17. 17. Primary National Strategy Literacy Literacy learning objectives 12 of them…………… Mention of use of the library ????? ILS embedded !
  18. 18. Links with your primary partner schools… What benefits ? Them/you ? What costs ? Them/you ? Strategies
  19. 19. Need to know <ul><li>Partner school attitude/support </li></ul><ul><li>Your school attitude/support </li></ul><ul><li>Moving forward.. </li></ul><ul><li>Join existing curriculum links ? </li></ul><ul><li>Create an LRC focused link ? - </li></ul><ul><li>visits, emails, website use/blogs etc. </li></ul>
  20. 20. 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 <ul><li>Meet with primary schools to agree additional data </li></ul><ul><li>Visit partner schools </li></ul><ul><li>Meet with Y6 teachers to analyse test scripts </li></ul><ul><li>Use visits during the summer term to identify suitable Y7 </li></ul><ul><li>curriculum targets </li></ul><ul><li>Interview each pupil at their primary school </li></ul><ul><li>Gather info about gifted and talented </li></ul><ul><li>Establish an effective pupil tracking system </li></ul><ul><li>Identify particular pupils (L3 ?) who would benefit from an </li></ul><ul><li>intervention prog. (or G & T programme ? ) </li></ul><ul><li>Arrange visits to the new school and experience some </li></ul><ul><li>teaching </li></ul><ul><li>Exchange teachers KS2 & KS3 </li></ul>
  21. 21. <ul><li>More ideas from the KS2/3 transition project pages 4 – 8 </li></ul><ul><li>Feedback provided to primary schools on progress </li></ul><ul><li>Non-teaching staff fully involved </li></ul><ul><li>Quality information provided to parents </li></ul><ul><li>Parent and pupil guides for new entrants </li></ul><ul><li>Joint social events for Y6 / Y7 students </li></ul><ul><li>Pupil peer mentoring </li></ul><ul><li>Data effectively used across the school </li></ul><ul><li>Setting of attainment targets </li></ul><ul><li>Cross-phase teaching </li></ul><ul><li>Joint projects and cross-phase activities </li></ul><ul><li>Catch up progs in Y7, especially for literacy </li></ul><ul><li>Common language for discussing learning </li></ul><ul><li>Joint training of staff </li></ul><ul><li>Pupils develop a learning portfolio – Y6 – Y7 </li></ul>
  22. 22. 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”
  23. 23. The P6..Y5/P7…Y6 p-s liaison programme <ul><li>Links with the primary school </li></ul><ul><li>Information for new parents </li></ul><ul><li>Summer Term induction </li></ul><ul><li>New Parents’ Evening </li></ul><ul><li>IMPACT & PR ! </li></ul>
  24. 24. 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.
  25. 25. 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
  26. 26. Ideas for making links…… See doc ref. INDUCT 4 See also Checklist for visiting Partner primary school Doc ref. INDUCT46
  27. 27. Literacy Transition English schools <ul><li>What do you know about any “bridging </li></ul><ul><li>units” being designed/used in your school and local primary schools ? </li></ul>There are lots about
  28. 28. The LRC profile Finding out about them ! See Handout T8AA
  29. 29. 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
  30. 30. 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
  31. 31. Links to the new parents Information for the new parents’ Brochure
  32. 32. It’s prospective or new Parents Evening ! <ul><li>What image do you hope to give ? </li></ul><ul><li>What range of resources will you display ? </li></ul><ul><li>What are the main messages ? </li></ul><ul><li>Will you give any handouts ? </li></ul>
  33. 33. Summer Term Induction Day <ul><li>How long have you got ? </li></ul><ul><li>How many will visit ? </li></ul><ul><li>What will you do with them ? </li></ul><ul><li>Quizzes/competitions </li></ul><ul><li>Trails and locator maps </li></ul><ul><li>Browsing LRC –ICT </li></ul><ul><li>Q & A sessions </li></ul><ul><li>Hearing a story </li></ul><ul><li>Completing a profile </li></ul>
  34. 34. Wear a big badge ! I am …………………… I run the LRC ! I am the boss ! 
  35. 35. 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
  36. 36. Autumn Term Induction ~ a short & clear introduction <ul><li>Early in the academic year </li></ul><ul><li>Led by YOU </li></ul><ul><li>Classes come with teacher/tutor/TAs etc. </li></ul><ul><li>Some information, a few activities & something to take away </li></ul><ul><li>They learn about the LRC ethos & style </li></ul><ul><li>You learn about them – your next </li></ul><ul><li>generation of customers ! </li></ul>
  37. 37. 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
  38. 38. 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
  39. 39. LRC take aways ! <ul><li>A book </li></ul><ul><li>A book mark with </li></ul><ul><li>LRC info on it </li></ul><ul><li>A stick-on LRC badge </li></ul><ul><li>A certificate </li></ul><ul><li>An information leaflet </li></ul><ul><li>A very positive impression of </li></ul><ul><li>LRC staff – your potential to help & find answers </li></ul><ul><li>LRC resources </li></ul><ul><li>LRC practices & systems </li></ul>
  40. 40. Finishing induction ~ Positive feedback.. Lots of interest and praise & a certificate when they’ve finished See doc ref INDUCT12
  41. 41. Do have a look at the Induction cycle (doc ref Induct 10) & make a note of some dates in your diary…
  42. 42. Checklist of things to consider when planning new intake student induction… See doc INDUCT40
  43. 43. Good luck and keep going – you’re doing a brilliant job ! A big thank you to everyone & do keep in touch

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