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The Buckingham School

The Buckingham School

Getting Organised for Secondary School

Moving from primary to secondary school is an exciting and significant event in the life of your child.  It is an important milestone which, for many parents and teachers, marks a change in expectations regarding crucial life-skills such as independent working and self-organisation.

When a child starts at secondary school, they are expected to cope with a whole variety of new experiences and changes, many of which demand skills and abilities that they have not had to use before.  The problem is that these skills do not spontaneously develop in children in the summer before they begin secondary school – like reading and writing, they have to be taught and our children need support in developing them.

The booklet shown here has a wealth of useful hints and tips to read and share with your child.  

Getting Organised for Secondary School booklet