Inclusion Ambassadors: Supporting Effective Transitions
This Inclusion Ambassadors resource is a set of reflective questions for adults supporting pupils as they prepare to leave school.
The Inclusion Ambassadors first discussed transitions from school across a number of meetings. The topics discussed included:
- How transitions can make young people feel
- Skills for independent living
- Supporting young people’s decisions
- Asking young people what they need support with
They then met with a representative from the Scottish Government who is working on the Transitions Strategy. They shared their views and helped create a vision statement for the Strategy. This is work that is ongoing and the views of the Inclusion Ambassadors have fed directly into the continuing development of the Transitions Strategy.
A summary of the Inclusion Ambassadors discussions and their recommendations for improving young people’s experiences of leaving school can be found here.
Based on our work with the group, we have developed this reflective questions document. The questions are designed as a prompt to help you reflect on the support you and your school provide for all pupils as they leave school. They should help you think about what you are currently doing and also what you can do to help create the most effective transitions for pupils as they leave school.
As part of the development of Scotland’s first National Transitions to Adulthood Strategy, Scottish Government have published a Statement of Intent. This includes a summary version and accessible formats. The Statement sets out the proposed scope, vision and priorities for the strategy and is there to offer an opportunity for people to share what they think. For this purpose, there is an online anonymous survey that will be open until 30th November.