In our first blog post from the wider BESA community, Dr Amanda Thomas & Dr Rhiannon Packer provide researcher perspectives on a variety of transitions within education. With the work gathering learner voice from nursery to further education settings, a common theme of fear and anxiety emerges; juxtaposed with the need to find space for learners to have ownership and agency within the transition process. The post ends with views on the role of parents and how transition cannot be considered as a one off event. Their new book – All Change! Best practice for educational transitions – is due for publication in January 2021.