What is Transition?


You will come across the term “Transition” when young people are leaving school. It’s a term that organisations use to describe the process of moving from one stage in life to another, for example from childhood to adulthood.

For you and your family it will mean much more than this.

There are lots of things everyone needs to think about as they leave school. This may include decisions about:

  • Going to college or training courses
  • Job opportunities
  • Getting the support you need
  • Maintaining friendships

The Charter for Transition sets out what support you and your family can expect at this time.  Please see the Publications Section of this website for more information.

A Description of Transition in Fife

 From the age of 14, regular meetings will begin to take place to allow the young person to think about what they would like to do when they leave school and beyond.

The people involved will help to develop a plan including ideas and hopes for the future.  People involved in these meetings can include;

  • The Young Person
  • Parents/Carers
  • Other Family Members
  • Learning Support Teacher (if you have one)
  • Guidance Teacher
  • Social Worker
  • Support Worker
  • Local Area Co-ordinator
  • Educational Psychologist
  • Advice Worker
  • Children’s Rights Worker
  • Careers Advisor
  • College Staff
  • Community Support Service Co-ordinator
  • Independent Advocacy Worker
  • Health Worker
  • Other Professionals who may be involved

Finding Help & Support

Local transition events will be advertised on this website.  You will be able to talk to staff from various support organisations about options which are available to you. 

Your school will keep you informed about these events.


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