A practical book for schools that shows a clear map of effective transition based on the outcomes of several Local Authority and school transition projects.
Alistair was head teacher of a very successful three-form entry infant school and Early Years Unit for 10 years. Alongside his headship he worked an EYFS consultant working with a diverse range of settings to help them to enhance their EYFS practice. In 2009 Alistair left headship and went into full time consultancy. He is now the proud owner of ABC Does. Alistair's experience and expertise has meant that he has been invited to work with individuals, settings and Local Authorities both Nationally and Internationally. He has written on the subject of EYFS for a wide variety of publications. Alistair's work with settings is based on leading by example and not just 'telling'. In September 2010 he set up a blog where he posts examples of the work that he does alongside activity ideas, planning formats and policies. The blog is constantly updated with new ideas and initiatives. You can find out more at: abcdoes.com. Previous titles by Alistair Bryce Clegg include Best Practice in the Early Years, Continuous Provision, Continuous Provision: The Skills, Getting Ready to Write, From Vacant to Engaged.
This book is an essential resource for all Key Stage One teachers
as it offers insight into how early years children learn and what
strategies should continue into later years. Beyond simply
continuity, this book advocates a practical and discover based
curriculum which is so vital to the development and engagement of
young minds. * Martin Burrett @ICTmagic, UKEdChat Magazine *
This book is a must read for Year One teachers and SLT, but also Reception teachers. It is an easy read that you can pick up and dip into. * Kirsty Hughes, EYFS leader, Reading Rocks *
Crucially, the book focuses on the emotional well-being of the pupils going through a transition into KS1, creating a healthy and effective learning environment, promoting high levels of attainment in Year 1 based on the effective principles of Early Years practice. This book will be of use for primary school teachers, especially those working in Key Stage 1, and school leaders who want to support young pupils entering Year 1, looking to ensure that the transition process goes as smoothly as possible for all children. * UKEdChat *
...packed with practical ideas to help practitioners plan for and create an effective learning environment. * Primary Teach *