Transition information and support

Early Years transition

Guidance notes

Parent guide to starting school (DOCX, 103KB)
My Inclusion Plan (DOC, 56KB)
Tools for Teachers - Covic-19 edition - AET (PDF, 1.5MB)


Countdown calendar to starting school (PDF, 116KB)
Countdown to school July-September (PDF, 72KB)
'My important people' template (DOCX, 20KB)
For my new teacher Transition booklet (PDF, 241KB)

Ideas to help young children develop their motor skills

Developing organisation skills in young children (PDF, 86KB)
Early Years two-handed activities (PDF, 159KB)
Fine motor ideas for developing writing with Foundation Stage children (PDF, 428KB)
Pre-writing shapes and ages (PDF, 70KB)
Using two hands together (PDF, 595KB)

Primary transition


All about me Transition booklet template (PDF, 78KB)
All about me information sharing template (PDF, 230KB)
Calendar to countdown (PDF, 916KB)
Moving onto junior school template (PPT, 445KB)
Personal shield transition template (PDF, 63KB)
Questions about my new school - record sheet (PDF, 10KB)
Social script - Worries about the future (PDF, 51KB)
Superhero Transition writing frame (PDF, 790KB)

Ideas for developing coordination, organisation

Fine motor skills (PDF, 438KB)
General tips on organisation for schools (PDF, 1.5MB)
GM skills and dressing (PDF, 963KB)
Improving concentration and attention (PDF, 109KB)
Information on new school (PDF, 77KB)

Guidance notes

General tips for Organisation for school (PDF, 1.4MB)

Primary to secondary transition


Differences between primary and secondary (PDF, 798KB)
Editable secondary school transition booklet template (DOC, 908KB)
Primary to secondary passport template (DOC, 109KB)
Primary to secondary passport template (PDF) (PDF, 417KB)

Twinkl resources

Going home keyring cards (PDF, 187KB)
My new secondary school social story (PDF, 152KB)
My new year group social story (PDF, 158KB)
Key Stages 3 and 4 secondary subject keywords black and white (PDF, 1.6MB)
Key Stages 3 and 4 secondary subject keywords (PDF, 1.7MB)
Top tips for moving on and moving up black and white (PDF, 277KB)
Top tips for moving on and moving up (PDF, 299KB)
Secondary transition scenarios (PDF, 392KB)
Who can I ask for help photo sheet (PDF, 31KB)

Guidance notes

AET transition and managing change information booklet (PDF, 2.2MB)
General tips on organisation for schools (PDF, 1.5MB)

Further information

Occupational Therapy preparing for secondary school (PDF, 156KB)
Organisation advice for older children (PDF, 102KB)
Social Script about changes - primary (PDF, 51KB)

Moving on from secondary - transition


Transition - beyond secondary (PDF, 206KB)
Preparing for adulthood - a guide for parents from PACA (PDF, 3.8MB)

Further information

Autism Education Trust transition guidance booklet (PDF, 2.2MB)
NAS website link to transition (PDF, 205KB)
YouthMK school leavers poster (PDF, 1.1MB)

Covid-19 transition support

Resources - templates and stories

Going back to school - simple Social Story with symbols KS1 (DOCX, 475KB)
'My lockdown experience' template (DOC, 56KB)
Returning to school after Coronavirus with symbols (DOCX, 144KB)
Visual - autism - Transitioning back to school after lockdown (PDF, 75KB)

Widgit - symbols

Blowing my nose sequence (PDF, 121KB)
Catch it bin it kill it (PDF, 160KB)
Catch it bin it wash hands (PDF, 160KB)
Cough into elbow (PDF, 75KB)
Use hand gel (PDF, 114KB)
Wash hands (PDF, 105KB)
Washing hands sequence (PDF, 139KB)

Further information

Eight ways parents and carers can manage the transition back to nursery (PDF, 1.8MB)
How settings can support children back (PDF, 10.5MB)
Managing anxiety - NAS (PDF, 736KB)
Tools for teachers - Corvis-19 edition (PDF, 4.6MB)
Top tips to help families during Corvid-19 (PDF, 113KB)

Last Updated: 7 August 2020