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Transition to Secondary School (Jan)

Navigate the transition into Secondary School

  • Ended
  • 169 British pounds
  • Online via Zoom

Service Description

Embarking on the journey into secondary school with your child is an exciting yet significant transition, marked by new uniforms, teachers, and friendships. Amidst the anticipation, it's natural to feel a mix of excitement and concern as you recognize the formative impact that secondary school has on shaping your child into an adult. As a parent, you aspire to ensure the best possible experience for your child, but the sheer magnitude of the change can be overwhelming. As an educator, school leader, and fellow parent, I am here to support you in navigating this transformative phase with confidence. I've crafted a three-session online course specifically tailored for parents like yourself, providing insider knowledge to empower you as a positive and informed partner in your child's secondary school experience. In our first session, we'll delve into the fundamental differences between primary and secondary school, shedding light on recent changes. You'll gain insights into the jargon, meet the professionals involved, and unravel the typical journey your child will undertake in secondary school. This session is a comprehensive introduction, featuring invaluable tips from various school personnel, including subject teachers, receptionists, pastoral leaders, headteachers, and even insights from former students. Moving into the second session, we'll shift focus to building strong relationships with schools and teachers. Drawing on my experience as a teacher, I'll share effective strategies (and pitfalls to avoid) when engaging with the professionals who play a crucial role in your child's education. We'll explore why some parents excel as partners and discuss how you can too. Our final session is dedicated to addressing potential concerns you may have. We'll navigate through scenarios that might be causing apprehension and examine the various routes and methods available to resolve these issues. Much like creating a 'birth plan' during NCT, we'll craft a similar strategy tailored to secondary school challenges. The session will conclude with a general Q&A, providing an opportunity for you to seek clarity on any lingering questions. By the end of the course, not only will you have gained a wealth of knowledge and practical tips, but you'll also be equipped with a strategic approach to ensure your child's thriving experience in secondary school. Join us on this insightful journey, and let's make the transition into secondary school a positive experience.

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