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Moving Up

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Supporting children, parents and carers through the move to a new school

School moves for all our children and young people will be very different this year. After a full year of disruption to education because of lockdown, you may feel more anxious and less well prepared than you would have been for a school move. To help you, schools and settings have been working extra hard this year to prepare children and young people for transition to their next stage of learning and to supporting parents and carers through the process at this difficult time.

Contact them to see what will be different this year and what extra support they can offer you.

The Children’s Commissioner for England has produced a ‘Guide for Children Returning to School after Lockdown’ which tells you some of the changes your child might see when they go back to school and give you some tips on how to cope if you’re feeling worried or nervous.

The guide has also been translated into a variety of languages.

Sometimes you don’t know what the new school will be like but knowing what to expect can help you. The following videos aim to offer parents/carers some advice on how to support their child through the move to a new school and help ease any worries.