Every year, more than 50,000 young people in Ireland move from primary to post-primary education.What helps them to settle into their new school? What enables them to do well? To find answers to these questions, researchers from the Economic and Social Research Institute began a study of over 900 students in their first three years of post-primary school.The story of their first year is now complete.
This booklet summarises the main findings of the research and suggests ways in which schools and teachers can support students during this important time in their education. It also provides useful information for parents whose children have just begun, or are about to begin, post-primary school.