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Educational psychologists have a particular interest in transition, since transitions are such a fundamental aspect of life. We know that some transitions can be more difficult for some children and young people. This might be the case if they have experienced disruption in their relationships and changes or transitions that have not gone well. Such children and young people, along with the adults in there lives, benefit from carefully planned transitions.

In this section of our website you will find information about the use of the Transition Partnership Agreement to support transition.

The Transition Partnership Agreement

The Transition Partnership Agreement (TPA) replaces the Inclusion Partnership Agreement (IPA). The IPA was developed over 10 years ago and in light of an increasing emphasis on person centred approaches, it has now been reviewed, significantly revised and renamed. The review involved  parents, including representatives from Hampshire Parent Carer Network, SENCos and Area Inclusion Coordinators (Area InCos), home school link workers, specialist teacher advisors, and educational psychologists.

Although the IPA was used for a number of purposes, including helping to plan for children and young people with special educational needs, it has always played a key part in action planning for a successful transition. Renaming the IPA as the Transition Partnership Agreement means that there is a clear emphasis on transition action planning. The intention of the TPA is to support transition for those children and young people who might be vulnerable when making the transition into preschool, to school or college, or to a new year group.

There are currently four documents, a form and guidance for children in preschool settings, and a form and guidance for children for children and young people of school age. All the guidance and forms are equally applicable to settings schools and colleges in Hampshire and in the isle of Wight. A review document is in preparation.

Transistion Partnership Forms:

TPA Form Microsoft Word 59kB

Guidance on using the TPA form  Download Adobe Reader to view this PDF 154kB

TPA Form Preschool Microsoft Word 60kB

Guidance for Early Years Settings  Download Adobe Reader to view this PDF 150kB


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