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Year 5-8 Continuity

This project aims to strengthen the transition from primary to secondary school by focusing on curriculum and continuity over Years 5 to 8. Following the disruption to education caused by the Covid crisis, this transition is more crucial than ever.  Central to the Work Group is the promotion of cross phase communication between teachers to address issues of maths curriculum and pedagogical transition as distinct from pastoral considerations. A key feature will be understanding how best to prioritise key aspects of the curriculum to help ensure pupils have mastered the fundamental understanding and skills they need to underpin their progression through upper KS2 and into KS3. 

Linked ‘families’ of schools are encouraged to take part: ideally teachers from secondary schools and some of their associated primary schools will work together.  

Multi-academy trusts could encourage groups of their schools to take part, in order to support collaboration across the KS2-3 transition. We encourage MATs to get in contact as we may be able to offer a bespoke group to enable a MAT-wide focus.  

These networks are free to all teachers and schools involved.

We have a limit of two participants per school to ensure we can support as many schools as possible. If you would like to sign up more, please email to let us know, and we will see if we are able to accommodate your request.

Feedback from participants last year: 

"A great chance to discuss progression and use manipulative's"  

"It allowed me to realise the extent of the KS2 curriculum"

Dates and Venue

This programme will consist of 3 face-to-face sessions taking place on the following dates:

Friday 26th January

Friday 22nd March

Friday 14th June

All sessions will be held at The Training and Learning Centre, The Portsmouth Academy, St Mary's Road, Portsmouth, PO1 5PF

Bookings for this programme are now full for this academic year. We are looking to run the programme next year. If you would like to express your interest in taking part, please email