Preparing your children for secondary school during a pandemic
In normal times, your Year 6 child would be finishing their primary school journey around now, and preparing for the big move to secondary school.
But with most schools still closed due to coronavirus, transition is likely to look very different this year, with no teacher visits or induction days.
‘Great transition essentially makes the unfamiliar become familiar, and each student has their own concerns regarding aspects such as homework, making new friends or sharing a space with older students,’ says secondary school headteacher Leon Hady, who runs Guide Education, which supports children’s home learning.
‘If induction days don’t happen, schools will have to ensure these concerns are still addressed.’