The information exchange between a current primary class teacher and the next year’s teacher at the end of July is a crucial one, and perhaps one that is – in some ways – alarmingly instrumental. It is a big deal to hand over the class, especially given that you are likely to have built up strong rapports and relationships within the class by this point, and the nature of information exchange is worth considering.
It would be foolish, it is worth saying right from the offset, if there was no exchange whatsoever. The strategies that a teacher knows are effective for given pupils in given contexts are the hard-won spoils of lengthy teaching endeavours. You can imagine how teachers could spend 8 months discovering effective strategies that their previous teacher could have told them in September. In this context, such information is worth handing over.
Assessment data is certainly worth…
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