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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 Presentation Transcript

    • Rite of Passage Geoff Dubber. Education, Libraries & Learning [email_address] www.geoffdubber.co. uk Library Transition & Induction P6/7 –S1 (Y6/7) I&TSLA508Glasgow
    • 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…….
    • The Challenge of Change for them !
      • Size/layout of school
      • Class mates & bullying
      • Teachers
      • Curric. subjects
      • Classrooms/corridors
      • Loos
      • Uniform
      • Moving between lessons
      • Regular homework
      • Science.ICT/Tech. Facilities
      • PE facilities
      • Lunch arrangements
      • Travel home
      • Low status
      • LRC
    • 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…
      • Key aspects
      • Administrative
      • Social & Personal
      • Curriculum
      • Pedagogy
      • Managing learning
    • 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 ?
    • Induction is…..
      • 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
      • Moving forward..
      • 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
      • curriculum targets
      • 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
      • teaching
      • 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
      • Cross-phase teaching
      • 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 ?
      • Quizzes/competitions
      • 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
      • A book mark with
      • LRC info on it
      • A stick-on LRC badge
      • A certificate
      • An information leaflet
      • A very positive impression of
      • LRC staff – your potential to help & find answers
      • LRC resources
      • 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