As a parent some of your main concerns may be:
Starting secondary school is a big step for your child. They will be moving from being the oldest in their primary school to the youngest in a different school. Some children will be moving with friends and classmates from the previous school, others may not know anyone in their new school. For all children, there will be a lot to take in and learn, particularly in the first few weeks.
Our School will be organised differently to your sons’ primary school and there are lots of ways to help and support your child as they settle into Year 7 and throughout their time at school. You do not need to be an expert in what your child is learning, simply being interested is the first and most important step. You will have regular contact, sometimes daily with your child’s class tutor or their class assistant. You will also be contacted at the end of each week to discuss successes and areas for improvement as well as their attendance and behaviour.
The teenage years can be turbulent as children find their own identity. The move to secondary school comes at the same time as your child is becoming more independent, with more arguments and conflict. You might be anxious about the risks that teenagers face. If you are concerned or going through a difficult time, there are people and organisations you can talk to. As a school we are always happy to help you contact these organisations should you need to.