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Geoff Dubber, Rite of Passage: Library Transition and Induction P6/7 - S1
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Geoff Dubber, Rite of Passage: Library Transition and Induction P6/7 - S1
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Geoff Dubber, Rite of Passage: Library Transition and Induction P6/7 - S1
Geoff Dubber, Rite of Passage: Library Transition and Induction P6/7 - S1
Geoff Dubber, Rite of Passage: Library Transition and Induction P6/7 - S1
Geoff Dubber, Rite of Passage: Library Transition and Induction P6/7 - S1
Geoff Dubber, Rite of Passage: Library Transition and Induction P6/7 - S1
Geoff Dubber, Rite of Passage: Library Transition and Induction P6/7 - S1
Geoff Dubber, Rite of Passage: Library Transition and Induction P6/7 - S1
Geoff Dubber, Rite of Passage: Library Transition and Induction P6/7 - S1
Geoff Dubber, Rite of Passage: Library Transition and Induction P6/7 - S1
Geoff Dubber, Rite of Passage: Library Transition and Induction P6/7 - S1
Geoff Dubber, Rite of Passage: Library Transition and Induction P6/7 - S1
Geoff Dubber, Rite of Passage: Library Transition and Induction P6/7 - S1
Geoff Dubber, Rite of Passage: Library Transition and Induction P6/7 - S1
Geoff Dubber, Rite of Passage: Library Transition and Induction P6/7 - S1
Geoff Dubber, Rite of Passage: Library Transition and Induction P6/7 - S1
Geoff Dubber, Rite of Passage: Library Transition and Induction P6/7 - S1
Geoff Dubber, Rite of Passage: Library Transition and Induction P6/7 - S1
Geoff Dubber, Rite of Passage: Library Transition and Induction P6/7 - S1
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  • 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. 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. What do you do ? News and Views … Talk to each other about your Induction programmes and policies…….
  • 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. Is this an effective welcome & induction - what do you think ? Suggested reading We start them altogether and see who struggles
  • 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. LRC curriculum continuity Making links for general library use Making links for information literacy Making links for reader development
  • 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. Primary National Strategy Literacy Literacy learning objectives 12 of them…………… Mention of use of the library ????? ILS embedded !
  • 18. Links with your primary partner schools… What benefits ? Them/you ? What costs ? Them/you ? Strategies
  • 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. 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. <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. 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. 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. 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. 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. Ideas for making links…… See doc ref. INDUCT 4 See also Checklist for visiting Partner primary school Doc ref. INDUCT46
  • 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. The LRC profile Finding out about them ! See Handout T8AA
  • 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. 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. Links to the new parents Information for the new parents’ Brochure
  • 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. 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. Wear a big badge ! I am …………………… I run the LRC ! I am the boss ! 
  • 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. Finishing induction ~ Positive feedback.. Lots of interest and praise & a certificate when they’ve finished See doc ref INDUCT12
  • 41. Do have a look at the Induction cycle (doc ref Induct 10) & make a note of some dates in your diary…
  • 42. Checklist of things to consider when planning new intake student induction… See doc INDUCT40
  • 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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