Supporting your child's transition to primary school

The resources on this page have been designed to help parents and carers to support their child in the transition to primary school. We hope that the videos and information sheets provided will help answer any questions you may have whilst your child is preparing to start school.
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Supporting your child's independence and self confidence in readiness for school

One of the main questions parents ask when their child starts school is 'Will they be able to manage?' In this video we will discuss how you can support your child to develop independence and skills in preparation for school as well as how you can support your child to explore their emotions and discuss with them how they are feeling about starting school.

Incredible Independence

There are many simple things you can do to support your child during this time. We hope the tips below will help you support your child in their transition to primary school.

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