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Transition information for childcare providers

Transition in Harrow

A revised transition document and process has been put in place in Harrow for children transitioning from Harrow nursery/pre-school/childminder providers to school reception. These changes have been put in place in collaboration with schools and PVIs to ensure the capture of essential child information, displayed in a format where schools could easily extract the much needed key information.  We use a secure email solution to create greater security around children’s information and comply with the Data Protection Act 1998 and the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR – May 2018), where there are clear guidelines on the responsibilities of those processing and controlling data.

The revised transition document is recommended to our providers and not a requirement.  Schools will also need to consider children who are not currently in a Harrow provider, for example who are aligned with Early Support Hubs/Children's centres or who are out of borough who may send information to schools in another format, choosing an alternative transfer of information.