Transition learning and development statements

A child's transition learning and development statement summarises their abilities as they start school and identifies their individual approaches to learning. It is passed on to the child's future school. The transition learning and development statement (often referred to as the TLDS):

  • summarises a child's learning and development
  • identifies their individual approaches to learning and their interests
  • indicates how the child can be supported to continue learning.

The transition learning and development statement is not a report card - the information in the statement helps Foundation teachers get to know the children starting in their class, and to plan appropriate learning and teaching programs.