Transitions: Primary to secondary school
The move to secondary school means a number of major changes for children. Some children feel settled and happy in the new school relatively quickly, but others take a while to adapt to the new routine and environment. This is especially true of children with learning difficulties and those who are also experiencing physical and emotional changes. Understand the experience of moving from primary to secondary school and know how best to support children at this time. Learn about key transition difficulties and how to alleviate fear and teach resilience.
- You will know the main differences between primary and secondary schools
- At the same time as a young person is moving to secondary school, they are often starting to go through puberty. You will learn about the physical, emotional, and social effects of puberty.
- You will learn about supporting the needs of pupils and their families when moving between educational settings.
Advantages of this course
- If you work at a primary school, you know how to prepare pupils for the move and set expectations. If you work at a secondary school, you will know how best to prepare for the new pupils and settle them into the new learning environment. This course will also be useful for parents and carers of children who are anxious about the transition.
- The term transition can also to a pupil transitioning to a new gender identity. This course offers advice and guidance on how to support a pupil at this time and meet their needs.
- Additional activities encourage you to reflect on your learning
- There is also suggested extended reading that gives both practical information and links to websites to expand knowledge
On successful completion of this course, you will have the option of purchasing a CACHE certificate. This certificate must not be confused with nationally regulated qualification achievement.
Disclaimer statement: CACHE is a trading name of NCFE (registered company number 02896700) and CACHE; Council for Awards in Care, Health and Education; and NNEB are registered trademarks owned by NCFE. CACHE has exercised reasonable care and skill in endorsing this programme, and makes no representation, express or implied, with regard to the continued accuracy of the information contained in this programme. CACHE does not accept any legal responsibility or liability for any errors or omissions from the programme or the consequences thereof.
Endorsement statement: CACHE is a trading name of NCFE (registered company number 02896700) and CACHE; Council for Awards in Care, Health and Education; and NNEB are registered trademarks owned by NCFE. These programmes have been reviewed by a Subject Specialist in childcare and are endorsed by CACHE, they are not a regulated qualification.
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