TCELT research seminar - 12 June

Wednesday 12 June 2024

Designing, implementing, and evaluating the Talking about School Transition 5-7 curriculum.

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Wednesday 12 June 2024, 12:00 - 13:00
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In this seminar, Charlotte and Liz will talk through the process of designing, implementing and evaluating the Talking about School Transition 5-7 curriculum. TaST 5-7 is a universal, class-based intervention aimed to improve children’s emotional wellbeing over the transition from primary school to secondary school. TaST 5-7 does this by developing children’s awareness, knowledge and ability to cope with the multiple changes they will experience over primary-secondary school transition, through an established transition curriculum. 

This skills based curriculum was informed by theory (MMT Theory; Jindal-Snape, 2023); prior empirical research, including the design and evaluation of Dr Charlotte Bagnall’s Talking about School Transition (TaST) intervention, which has been referenced in recent NICE and Health Policy Scotland guidelines as a “promising school-based intervention” following Charlotte’s 2020 research; in addition to Transition 5-7designed by Liz Stevenson’s 18 years first-hand experience supporting school transition within Sandwell. TaST 5-7 is currently being evaluated, alongside the design and validation of their P-S WELLS scale development research study, which we will discuss in the seminar.


Dr Charlotte Bagnall is a Lecturer at the University of Manchester within Manchester’s Institute of Education. Charlotte is an applied social psychologist, with a particular interest in intervention science and co-creation within education. She is currently the Principle Investigator of the funded P-S WELLS research project and TaST 5-6 intervention evaluation research project, which she will talk about within the seminar.

Liz Stevenson is a teaching and learning consultant with a focus on transition between Key Stage 2 and 3. She has 25 years experience as a teacher and leader in both primary and secondary schools. She has worked as the Transition Manager for a Local Authority in the West Midlands and also currently works in School Improvement for Birmingham Education Partnership. 

Event type Seminar
Event category Research