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Vulnerable students: Planning for transition back to school

As increasing numbers of students return to school, Daniel Sobel outlines a framework he says all schools can use to ensure the right support is in place to ensure a successful transition for vulnerable students

This article is intended to help your school’s planning for ongoing back to school transition for students. The following tips have been suggested by the Inclusion Expert team, headed up by Jill O’Connell, and available to download with this article is a one-page pdf outlining some of the key questions and steps discussed below (click download button).

The challenge before us is as follows: how can we support all children to transition from lockdown back to socialising with others again? How can we give them emotional and psychological stability and predictability, and then support them in their learning? It might go something like this:

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