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School transition resources for parents and families

Here are the resources we found for school transition for parents and families:

Primary to secondary transition

(Featured resource)Giving Year 6 pupils a lesson in what to expect when they start secondary school, a group of sixth-formers from Powys in Mid Wales are hoping to settle any first day nerves, reassuring younger students who are about to change schools and lessening any fears they may have.

#MovingOnUp Episode 1 with Sadia and TJ

In this HeadStart animation, we meet TJ and Sadia as they prepare to move to their new secondary schools. The theme of this animation is the importance of young people communicating with their family and friends about their worries, so that they can reassure and find solutions or information to support.

#MovingOnUp Episode 2 with Sadia and TJ

In this HeadStart animation, we meet TJ and Sadia as they prepare to move to their new secondary schools. In this second animation in the series, TJ has heard some worrying information about his new school from an older pupil. His friend Sadia sets out to find the truth!

#MovingOnUp Episode 3 with Sadia and TJ

In this HeadStart animation, we meet TJ and Sadia as they prepare to move to their new secondary schools. In this third animation in the series, TJ is ready for the new school year, but Sadia doesn’t have her uniform yet …

#MovingOnUp from HeadStart Wolverhampton

(Featured resource)#MovingOnUp was / is a campaign from HeadStart Wolverhampton to support young people moving from primary to secondary school. This page contains resources, videos and links for young people and parents and families.

Starting Secondary: Moving to Year 7 tips from a teacher

A helpful set of tips for parents on how to support their Year 6 child in the move up to Year 7. with tips on organisation and speaking to your child.

Moving on to secondary school for young people with learning disabilities or special educational needs

The move from primary to secondary education can be stressful for any young person. It can be especially difficult for people with learning disabilities or people with special educational needs (SEN). This page contains a series of guides for pupils, parents and teachers on supporting young people with special educational needs in making a successful transition.

Starting Secondary School – Advice for parents

Starting secondary school is a significant milestone in a child’s life. It marks a passage into adolescence and brings about several significant changes. They will go from being the oldest in school to being the youngest, having to find their way around a large new school with different teachers for different subjects.

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Moving on to secondary school for young people with learning disabilities or special educational needs

The move from primary to secondary education can be stressful for any young person. It can be especially difficult for people with learning disabilities or people with special educational needs (SEN). This page contains a series of guides for pupils, parents and teachers on supporting young people with special educational needs in making a successful transition.

Secondary School Transition Booklet

A free resource shared on the TES website to prepare Year 6 children for school transition. This could be used with children on a 1:1 basis but also as a self driven document.

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Smoothing the transition. 17 ideas for parents and carers supporting young people moving to secondary school

(Featured resource)The transition from primary to secondary school is a big deal for any young person. Year 6 pupils are the oldest and ‘wisest’ in their primary school. They might have been together with classmates since Reception, growing up together, making friends, falling out, and making friends again. Each day, they’ve spent most of their time in a single classroom, with known and familiar routines. Then, on the flip side of a long six week holiday, all that changes.

This blog post contains a set of ideas and thoughts for parents supporting young people who are moving to secondary school.

Starting Secondary: Moving to Year 7 tips from a teacher

A helpful set of tips for parents on how to support their Year 6 child in the move up to Year 7. with tips on organisation and speaking to your child.

Transition To Secondary: 5 Tips For Parents

Once the assemblies, fairs and celebrations of the end of term have faded away, how can parents support and prepare their children for that next step over the summer holidays? This blog post are 5 tips for parents from The Teacher Toolkit website.

Secondary school: how parents can help make the transition easier

When your child is moving up from Year 6 to Year 7, there are things you can do to make things easier, and things you can think about now that will help your child adjust and settle in quickly. This article from The Guardian shares some ideas for supporting your child through the tricky transition to secondary school.

Primary to secondary transition

(Featured resource)Giving Year 6 pupils a lesson in what to expect when they start secondary school, a group of sixth-formers from Powys in Mid Wales are hoping to settle any first day nerves, reassuring younger students who are about to change schools and lessening any fears they may have.

#MovingOnUp Episode 1 with Sadia and TJ

In this HeadStart animation, we meet TJ and Sadia as they prepare to move to their new secondary schools. The theme of this animation is the importance of young people communicating with their family and friends about their worries, so that they can reassure and find solutions or information to support.

#MovingOnUp Episode 2 with Sadia and TJ

In this HeadStart animation, we meet TJ and Sadia as they prepare to move to their new secondary schools. In this second animation in the series, TJ has heard some worrying information about his new school from an older pupil. His friend Sadia sets out to find the truth!

#MovingOnUp from HeadStart Wolverhampton

(Featured resource)#MovingOnUp was / is a campaign from HeadStart Wolverhampton to support young people moving from primary to secondary school. This page contains resources, videos and links for young people and parents and families.

Starting Secondary: Moving to Year 7 tips from a teacher

A helpful set of tips for parents on how to support their Year 6 child in the move up to Year 7. with tips on organisation and speaking to your child.

Moving on to secondary school for young people with learning disabilities or special educational needs

The move from primary to secondary education can be stressful for any young person. It can be especially difficult for people with learning disabilities or people with special educational needs (SEN). This page contains a series of guides for pupils, parents and teachers on supporting young people with special educational needs in making a successful transition.

Download

Moving on to secondary school for young people with learning disabilities or special educational needs

The move from primary to secondary education can be stressful for any young person. It can be especially difficult for people with learning disabilities or people with special educational needs (SEN). This page contains a series of guides for pupils, parents and teachers on supporting young people with special educational needs in making a successful transition.

Secondary School Transition Booklet

A free resource shared on the TES website to prepare Year 6 children for school transition. This could be used with children on a 1:1 basis but also as a self driven document.

Blog / personal article View all articles

Smoothing the transition. 17 ideas for parents and carers supporting young people moving to secondary school

(Featured resource)The transition from primary to secondary school is a big deal for any young person. Year 6 pupils are the oldest and ‘wisest’ in their primary school. They might have been together with classmates since Reception, growing up together, making friends, falling out, and making friends again. Each day, they’ve spent most of their time in a single classroom, with known and familiar routines. Then, on the flip side of a long six week holiday, all that changes.

This blog post contains a set of ideas and thoughts for parents supporting young people who are moving to secondary school.

Starting Secondary: Moving to Year 7 tips from a teacher

A helpful set of tips for parents on how to support their Year 6 child in the move up to Year 7. with tips on organisation and speaking to your child.

Transition To Secondary: 5 Tips For Parents

Once the assemblies, fairs and celebrations of the end of term have faded away, how can parents support and prepare their children for that next step over the summer holidays? This blog post are 5 tips for parents from The Teacher Toolkit website.

Primary to secondary transition

(Featured resource)Giving Year 6 pupils a lesson in what to expect when they start secondary school, a group of sixth-formers from Powys in Mid Wales are hoping to settle any first day nerves, reassuring younger students who are about to change schools and lessening any fears they may have.

#MovingOnUp Episode 1 with Sadia and TJ

In this HeadStart animation, we meet TJ and Sadia as they prepare to move to their new secondary schools. The theme of this animation is the importance of young people communicating with their family and friends about their worries, so that they can reassure and find solutions or information to support.

#MovingOnUp Episode 2 with Sadia and TJ

In this HeadStart animation, we meet TJ and Sadia as they prepare to move to their new secondary schools. In this second animation in the series, TJ has heard some worrying information about his new school from an older pupil. His friend Sadia sets out to find the truth!

#MovingOnUp from HeadStart Wolverhampton

(Featured resource)#MovingOnUp was / is a campaign from HeadStart Wolverhampton to support young people moving from primary to secondary school. This page contains resources, videos and links for young people and parents and families.

Starting Secondary: Moving to Year 7 tips from a teacher

A helpful set of tips for parents on how to support their Year 6 child in the move up to Year 7. with tips on organisation and speaking to your child.

Moving on to secondary school for young people with learning disabilities or special educational needs

The move from primary to secondary education can be stressful for any young person. It can be especially difficult for people with learning disabilities or people with special educational needs (SEN). This page contains a series of guides for pupils, parents and teachers on supporting young people with special educational needs in making a successful transition.

Download

Moving on to secondary school for young people with learning disabilities or special educational needs

The move from primary to secondary education can be stressful for any young person. It can be especially difficult for people with learning disabilities or people with special educational needs (SEN). This page contains a series of guides for pupils, parents and teachers on supporting young people with special educational needs in making a successful transition.

Secondary School Transition Booklet

A free resource shared on the TES website to prepare Year 6 children for school transition. This could be used with children on a 1:1 basis but also as a self driven document.

Blog / personal article View all articles

Smoothing the transition. 17 ideas for parents and carers supporting young people moving to secondary school

(Featured resource)The transition from primary to secondary school is a big deal for any young person. Year 6 pupils are the oldest and ‘wisest’ in their primary school. They might have been together with classmates since Reception, growing up together, making friends, falling out, and making friends again. Each day, they’ve spent most of their time in a single classroom, with known and familiar routines. Then, on the flip side of a long six week holiday, all that changes.

This blog post contains a set of ideas and thoughts for parents supporting young people who are moving to secondary school.

Starting Secondary: Moving to Year 7 tips from a teacher

A helpful set of tips for parents on how to support their Year 6 child in the move up to Year 7. with tips on organisation and speaking to your child.

Transition To Secondary: 5 Tips For Parents

Once the assemblies, fairs and celebrations of the end of term have faded away, how can parents support and prepare their children for that next step over the summer holidays? This blog post are 5 tips for parents from The Teacher Toolkit website.