School Transition Groups at Scottish Adoption and Fostering

School Transition Groups at Scottish Adoption and Fostering

Shining a spotlight on the great work of our School Transition Groups.

For nearly ten years Scottish Adoption and Fostering have been running school transition groups for children starting primary school or moving to high school in the new school year.

Meet the Session Leaders

Scott Mitchell – Scott is an adoptive parent and primary school teach in learning support with 14 years of experience. He is currently a Deputy Head Teacher.

Jette Lemvig – Jette is an Occupational Therapist with 15 years of experience working in CAMHS and has been part of the Scottish Adoption and Fostering team since 2015.

The Transition Groups

Each year we run two separate groups offering 3 online training sessions for parents whose children are transitioning in the next academic year.

We have already had the first sessions for our 2024 school transitioners in August last year. The session focused on readiness for school, reasons for deferring to P1 as well as help initiating transition meetings with your high school.

The second session in the program will run in March and focus on enhanced transition with adopted children in mind.

The third and last sessions run in September and is an opportunity for checking in on progress and potential need for further support.

The Benefits of the Groups

Each session offers the opportunity to meet with other parents and to have a forum to ask any questions you might have.

A lot of our adopted children find transitions in general very anxiety provoking and these are huge transitions for our parents too. This is why we feel it is important for families to be able to access support in making the transitions as smooth as possible.

Joining the Transition Groups is free of charge for Scottish Adoption and Fostering families. Please contact the office if you haven’t already received an invite and would like to attend.