School transition toolkit - primary to post-primary - Jigsaw

School transition toolkit – primary to post-primary

School transition toolkit – primary to post-primary

School transition toolkit - primary to post-primary

The transition from primary to post-primary school is a milestone in a young person’s life.

While exciting it can also bring its own challenges. Jigsaw has developed a toolkit for primary schools to support teachers to prepare young people for the change ahead.

Welcome to Jigsaw's school transition toolkit

The final year of primary school prepares and supports young people to come to terms with the changes that lie ahead and to develop their own coping strategies. This year young people may have missed out on opportunities to develop some of these skills in the classroom due to the Covid-19 pandemic.

Young people’s ability to respond to change is often related to their coping skills, personal resources, relationships with family and friends and the school environment itself.

What you will find

We have incorporated strategies in a number of engaging resources for you and your class. These include a mix of methodologies including classroom discussions, animations, scenarios, reflective exercises and worksheets.

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We hope this toolkit will support young people to feel more prepared for some of the changes they may experience in post-primary school and to support them in developing their own coping strategies to deal with these changes.

School transition toolkit - primary to post-primary

  • Section 1: Exploring attitudes and feelings about change

    Section 1 supports young people to explore mental health, their attitude to change and the types of feelings change can bring up.

    Exploring attitudes and feelings towards change 

  • Section 2: Preparing for change

    Section 2 encourages young people to consider how change may look and strategies to be prepared for change. It also supports how to think about how friendships may change.

    Preparing for change 

  • Section 3: Strategies to support youth mental health

    Section 3 supports young people to consider their strengths and to develop their own coping strategies that they can use during the change from primary to post-primary school.

    Strategies to support youth mental health

  • Section 4: Identifying and accessing supports

     

    Section 4 encourages young people to ask for support when they need it, who they can turn to for support and what they are looking forward to when attending post-primary school.

    Identifying and accessing supports 

Our partners

Jigsaw’s school transition toolkit is supported by Rethink Ireland through the Innovate Together Fund, a collaboration between Rethink Ireland and the Department of Rural and Community Development (via the Dormant Accounts Fund).

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