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Transitions

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The department is committed to supporting a shared responsibility for successful transitions for all children to school, to junior secondary education and to life after school.

Parents, educators and specialists work together to ensure that all transitions occur in a supportive and positive environment.

Students with disability may require more focused and intensive planning and support to address the impacts of their disability and reduce barriers to ensure successful transitions occur.

More focused and intensive approaches and strategies to supporting the transition of students with disability will:

  • support the transition programs that already occur in the school for all students
  • use a person-centred approach and take into account the needs of the individual student and their family
  • be planned well in advance of the transition
  • use collaborative processes that build relationships over time
  • identify the adjustments and supports required to ensure that students with disability can access and participate in transition processes and supports on the same basis as their year-level peers.

This webpage provides information to assist schools in strengthening their approach to supporting successful transitions for students with disability through their schooling life:

Getting involved

The research tells us that the most meaningful partnerships are those where schools, parents, students and the community work together to focus on student learning. Parents are encouraged to contact schools as early as possible to discuss local strategies which are in place to support transitions.

Refer to the Parent and Community Engagement Framework for further information.

Related policy and supporting information

Additional resources


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Last updated 26 July 2019