Co-operation during Periods of Transition
Transition from preschool to primary school
Local schools co-operate with preschool units to make it easier for the child to start school. The co-operation forms and practices vary among schools and areas. Every school has assigned a contact teacher who coordinates the co-operation between preschool education and the school. Local schools organize visiting days for new students in spring.
Preschool education will supply the student’s school with information that is essential to the organizing of teaching. Tools for transferring information are the form for monitoring growth and learning (kasvun ja oppimisen seurantalomake; KOS), which has been compiled about every student, and a learning plan or a plan for organizing personal teaching (henkilökohtaisen opetuksen järjestämistä koskeva suunnitelma; HOJKS) if needed. These plans have been composed together with the child, parent and a preschool teacher.
Additionally, the information of the KOS form may be used in the extended physical examination by the parent’s written consent.
Transition from primary school to secondary school
Schools of a student area co-operate to make the transition from primary school to secondary school easier for the student. The co-operation forms and practices vary among schools and areas. During the spring term of their 6th form students have an opportunity to visit their local secondary school or the secondary school into which they have been accepted.
Primary schools will supply the secondary school in question with information that is essential to the organizing of teaching.
Transition from basic education to upper secondary education
The task of the basic education is to provide the student with the necessary knowledge and skills for post-graduate studies. In guidance and post-graduate choices the strengths of the student are emphasized and parents will co-operated with.
Basic education will supply the upper secondary education with information that is essential to the organizing of teaching for an under 18-year-old student. The learning plan of the 9th year or a plan for organizing personal teaching (henkilökohtaisen opetuksen järjestämistä koskeva suunnitelma; HOJKS) will be utilized in the transfer of information. These plans have been composed together with the student, parent and teachers.