Describe, with Examples, How Transitions May Affect Children and Young Peoples Behaviour and Development.
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To support children and young people at this time of change schools will have a transitions policy. The policy will aim to help pupils settle as quickly as possible and minimise difficulties or concerns. Schools will hold open days and question and answer sessions for new students. This will give children the opportunity to talk about what's going to happen and prepare for it. Schools may also implement a buddy system or assign a teaching assistant to those pupils who require additional support.
Puberty is another large transition in a young persons life. These physical, psychological and emotional changes signal a child is moving from childhood to adolescence. For some children this is positive transition, they are growing up, maturing. For some it may be seen negatively, making them stand out from their peers. Physical transitions such as puberty happen at different times for different people and can create a feeling of being left out or ‘different’ to others. Early puberty can mean looking like and being treated as an adult while still feeling the same inside. The opposite can also happen if an individual develops later than others in their peer group. Puberty can greatly impact upon a child's development and behaviour. Children may receive unwanted attention, get teased by their peers. They may become withdrawn and moody as they