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Starting secondary school

Practical advice to support your child through the transition from primary to secondary school

Finishing primary school and moving up to secondary school is a major milestone, for children and for parents. Our blog is at hand with a series of posts, covering issues such as getting to school safely, making friends and dealing with homework. And there's a handy checklist to print and stick to your fridge in the run up to the first day.

practical tips to prepare for secondary school

For children who have left primary school and are about to start secondary school, the summer can be a time of mixed emotions: it marks a milestone in their childhood and they may be looking forward with a mixture of excitement and trepidation. So how can parents help?
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common concerns about secondary school

Starting secondary school can be daunting, even for the most confident of children. Christine Jenkins shares her top tips for parents supporting their child through the transition to a new school, including how to approach a suddenly increased workload …
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How to support your child as they start secondary school

Year 7 is the start of a very new journey. It is a coming-of-age adventure, as much for parents as for students. One of the main issues is the emotional leap we are forced to make when coping with transition. Secondary school teacher - and mum - Jill Carter shares her advice.
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What to expect in the first year of secondary school

By the time your child is in Year 6, you’re both pros when it comes to homework schedules, PE kits, friendships and knowing the building inside out. The move to a completely new school for Year 7 can be a challenge. Christine Jenkins takes us through what is expected of both parents and children in the first year at secondary school.
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Settling into secondary school – different ways of learning, and homework

For children who have left primary school and are about to start secondary school, the summer can be a time of mixed emotions: it marks a milestone in their childhood and they may be looking forward with a mixture of excitement and trepidation. So how can parents help?
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parent guide to starting secondary school

For children who have left primary school and are about to start secondary school, the summer can be a time of mixed emotions: it marks a milestone in their childhood and they may be looking forward with a mixture of excitement and trepidation. So how can parents help?
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Countdown to starting secondary school

We've created a checklist to stick on your fridge to help you prepare for the big day.
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