Dear parents, carers and Year 6 pupils,
Welcome to our new secondary school transition page!
Moving to secondary school is an exciting time for Year 6 pupils who are now beginning to feel ready to become more independent, make new friends, experience new learning opportunities, develop more skills and take on more responsibility, but it can also be a time of apprehension, anxiety as everything is new, bigger and different.
To support pupils and parents with any anxiety regarding the transition process, we have gathered together a range of links to books, articles and research around a range of topics including how to support your child to develop organisational skills necessary for successful transition, build resilience to manage change and challenge, and support for parents whose child has a Special Educational Need. You will also find some useful links below aimed at children, which would be useful for Year 6 pupils to read, reflect on and discuss with their parents in their own time.
We very much hope this is useful to you in managing this transition,
Miss K Johnson
A good place to start is this Power Point of Top Tips:
Moving On… Top tips for pupils moving on to secondary school
Go Big: The Secondary School Survival Guide – Matthew Burton
My Awesome Guide to Getting Good at Stuff: World Book Day 2020 - Matthew Syed
Transition from Primary to Secondary School: Key things Parents need to discuss with their children – Trisha M Samuel
Building Resilience in Children and Teens: Giving Kids Roots and Wings - Kenneth R. Ginsburg
SEN Focused Resources:
Moving On… Suggestions for busy families with a child with special educational needs moving on to secondary school.
Don’t Worry, Be Happy: A Child's Guide to Overcome Anxiety
Improving Self Esteem: Kids Health – Your child’s self-esteem
Today’s Parent - 11 tips on building self-esteem in children
Young Minds – Supporting Your Child’s Self-Esteem