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Mo Scéal Reporting Templates

The NCCA worked with preschools and primary schools to develop the Mo Scéal: Moving from Preschool to Primary templates. Mo Scéal means ‘my story’ and the templates help to tell the story of the child’s learning and development. This information will be shared with parents and, with their consent, with the primary school.

There is no requirement to use the Mo Scéal templates. Rather, they are a resource which preschools and schools might find helpful as they collaborate in supporting young children and their families at this key transition. As transition is a process over many months, ideas for fun and engaging activities are also available. Many of these ideas come from preschool practitioners and primary school teachers. 

NCCA will be working closely with DES and DCYA and relevant partners in 2019 to develop guidance and pilot support processes for those using the templates. 

 

Reporting Templates

There is no requirement to use the Mo Scéal templates. Rather, they are a resource which preschools and schools might find helpful as they collaborate in supporting young children and their families at this key transition. As transition is a process over many months, ideas for fun and engaging activities are also available.

The templates are available in two formats so that preschools can choose how to share information. In each format, only Section 1: Practitioner is different, as outlined below.

Template 1 provides space for narrative descriptions based on Aistear’s four themes. 

Template 2 provides ten statements related to each of Aistear’s four themes accompanied by a 4-point rating scale. 

Sections 2, 3 and 4 are identical in both formats.

If you wish to add, edit and save content in these PDF templates, you will need to install the Adobe Acrobat DC pdf reader software.

Adobe Acrobat DC
is free to download at adobe.com/reader

These materials will help you complete the reports. 

These materials will help you use the reports. 

Sharing information on learning and development Sharing information on learning and development
My experience of completing transition reports My experience of completing transition reports
Using the transition reports for classroom planning Using the transition reports for classroom planning
Using the transition reports in a special primary school Using the transition reports in a special primary school