Crossing The Minefield To Secondary School

The transition between primary and secondary school is a major educational rite of passage. For many pupils though, it marks the point where they start to fall behind. Martina Veale explores ways in which schools can foster a smooth transition – and why it’s so important.
young pupils working together on a task

For many of us, thinking back to our first few days at secondary school can evoke pretty strong emotions – whether that’s worry at meeting the higher expectations of new teachers, or the daunting prospect of suddenly being among the smallest and youngest pupils in a much bigger school environment.

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