Transitioning to a new school is a big step. Use our conversation prompts to inspire family chats about your children’s time at primary school and what they can look forward to as they move on to secondary.
Transition can be an anxiety-inducing time for children and parents, but it really doesn’t have to be. Listen to Dr Weston’s top five tips for parents, designed to ensure a successful transition from primary to secondary school.
Understanding Primary to Secondary School Transition: What We Know and How We Can Make it Easier for Our Children
When children move from primary to secondary, a process of transition occurs which needs to be carefully managed. This resource will help you to understand transition better and provides tips to try and apply at home.
Moving to a new school and forming new friendships can feel challenging and sometimes it’s hard to know where to start. Encouraging your child to have a few questions up their sleeve, to ask their classmates, will give them a simple strategy for establishing these important new connections. See if they can come up with their own, but use ours as a starting point.