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Starting Year 7

The move from primary to secondary education can be stressful for any young person. It can be especially difficult for people with learning disabilities or people with special educational needs (SEN).

This is because primary schools offer more predictability, usually with the same teacher and classroom throughout the year. The move to secondary school brings a lot of changes - different classrooms and different teachers for each subject, larger buildings spread over a campus, new travel arrangements and coping with support from unfamiliar teaching assistants.

A well-planned transition between primary and secondary phases will help remove any barriers to learning and enable young people to reach their full academic potential as well as feeling less isolated.

Below are links to some resources that you may find useful to support with transition: