The role of the parent in the transition process of a pupil from pre school to primary

Ref: 04/09/2021 - 4072022
Name: Marie O'Neill
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Phone Number: +353862470553
Institution Address: Waterford Institute of Education
Seeking a partner/s in: Northern Ireland

This qualitative study using case study data collection methods examines the issues around transitioning pupils from pre school to primary from a parents perspective .
Recently NCCA produced pupil profile booklets were introduced . These are filled in by pre school practitioners and parents . Due to GDPR regulations parental permission is needed before pupil profiles can be transferred to the primary school . In cases where this is not requested profiles are not given to the junior infant teacher and valuable information which has the potential to inform her practice is lost . This research hopes to highlight the need for information . Many parents are unaware of the lack of communication between education settings . Teachers and pre school staff need to improve professional relations and work together to help parents in establishing best practice in the transitioning process .