Transitioning from Primary to Secondary School Research Project

A Masters student at University of Bristol, is currently researching the roles and experiences of parents and teachers surrounding the experiences of children with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (Send) moving from primary school to secondary school.

The research aims to understand what best practice would look like when children with Send make the transition.

Anyone wishing to take part in the research to share their experiences can get in contact below:

Research project – participants needed!


My name is Georgina, I am a Masters student at University of Bristol with an interest in SEND. I am also a governor with responsibility for SEND at a school within Cabot Learning Federation, which is a voluntary role. As part of my master’s dissertation I am looking to interview parents and teachers of children with SEND. I am trying to better understand the role and experiences of parents (and teachers) in the primary to secondary transition for children with SEND. Part of the goals of this project include sharing the anonymized findings with the Cabot Learning Feddation with the aim of improving future practice in supporting students in their educational transitions. Children can attend any school, it does not have to be within the Cabot Learning Federation. I am happy to share summary of the research findings if you request this.

The research will involve an informal conversation lasting no more than 45 minutes. This will be done via video link due to COVID at a mutually convenient time. If you do not have an internet connection, the interview can be done by phone.

Taking part in this research is voluntary, you are able to withdraw if you wish and no questions will be asked.

If you are interested in taking part in this research, please see the attachment for more information about the study. I am happy to answer any questions you might have about taking part, email me at
If you wish to take part, please e-mail me giving me times of your availability.

This project has been approved by CLF and University of Bristol, School of Education ethics committee.

Thank you in advance for your consideration.