Tips to support your child as they start secondary school

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Moving schools from primary to secondary can be a daunting time for both parents and children. It is the start of a new journey and a significant milestone in a child's life. It is also a time of great change and mixed feelings are only natural. They will go from being the oldest in school to being the youngest, having to find their way around a new school as well as the daunting task of making new friends. They will also take on more responsibility for making sure they get to school on time, that they have the right books and equipment and completing homework.
Talking through any concerns with your child beforehand helps to support them in coping with the changes ahead and helps to build their confidence.
There are also some proactive measures you can put in place to help combat any worries or concerns you or your child may have about the big day. Read our top tips for supporting your child’s transition to secondary school on the Hodder Education Parent Hub.

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