To develop a collaborative, regional approach to primary/ secondary school transition.
• 21 Primary, Secondary and Special schools in the Manningham region
Context and Goals
This partnership aims to develop a streamlined “best practise” primary/ secondary transition model within the Manningham region that is focussed on the wellbeing of incoming students. This model is now operative and sustainable in more than 12% of schools within the entire Gateway LLEN region. It has also increased awareness of various transitional issues and resources available to schools, young people and families during transitional stages and fostered a strong sense of “partnership” between participating primary and secondary schools.
The Partnership’s Approach
This partnership developed after extensive consultation with schools in the Manningham region. It is driven and managed by the participating schools. The key of this partnership’s success is that is addresses a gap identified by the partners themselves.
“The outcomes were immediate in terms of relationships and beginnings of conversations about teaching and learning, transitions and student engagement. The ideas that were generated for teachers, schools and the network will now drive the future agenda. Thank you for your work supporting this project. It is very exciting and will ultimately generate improved outcomes for students.”
Mandy Dunn, Regional Network Leader Manningham, DEECD EMR.
• Improved transitional outcomes for schools and young people
• A “best practices” primary/ secondary transition model that will be evaluated and potentially expanded into other sub-regions of the Gateway LLEN catchment
This partnership is now self-managed by the partner schools, with the continued support of Gateway LLEN and the Eastern Metropolitan Region (Department of Education and Early Childhood Development). It is anticipated that this partnership will become a model that can be applied in other regions by other schools, all working towards the outcome of improved transition for students entering secondary school.
Support from the Partnership Broker
In this partnership, Gateway LLEN played an integral role in the brokerage of the partnership and the development phase of the regional transition network.