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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, 

 

Yours sincerely, 

Miss K Johnson

Head Teacher

 

A good place to start is this Power Point of Top Tips:

Moving On… Top tips for pupils moving on to secondary school 

Articles: 

 

Resilience in Children: Strategies to Strengthen Your Kids 

 

Building Resilience in Children – 20 Practical, Powerful Strategies 

 

Resilience Guide for Parents & Teachers 

 

Books: 

 

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

 

Academic Research: 

 

Project Zero’s Thinking Routine Toolbox 

 

Center on the Developing Child - Resilience

 

Identifying factors that predict successful and difficult transitions to secondary school  

 

Transition from Primary to Secondary (from NZ but very relevant) Kindness Tolerance Respect Excellence 

 

SEN Focused Resources: 

 

Moving on to secondary school 

 

Moving On… Suggestions for busy families with a child with special educational needs moving on to secondary school. 

 

For Children: 

  

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

Alderton Junior School will be closed indefinitely from Monday 23rd March 2020 due to the COVID-19 outbreak. An emergency provision for children of key workers and those with Educational health Care Plans is in place. For more information, visit our 'News and Events' tab.
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