School Transitions

Year 6 to Year 7 Transition

 

If you or your child are in Year 6 then you will now be thinking and looking ahead to the transition from primary school to secondary school.  This can be both an exciting and a daunting time for young people and their families.

For young carers there might be extra considerations that you may need to think about.  For example, what support is available for young carers at the school?  What is the school’s pastoral team and parental engagement like?  Where is the school located and will transport and/or time be an issue?

We have put together some information and guidelines for you to use on this transition, which can be downloaded below.  The first document ‘Transition Guidance for Parents and Young Carers’ includes ways of supporting a Young Carer with their transition to secondary school, including a time-line of when you might contact the school and some useful questions. The second, ‘Talking to school about your caring role’ is to help Young Carers think about what information they would like their new school to understand about their caring role and what support they would like from the school. The third document ‘Transition Plan’ is designed to be agreed with the secondary school and includes both an example Plan and one you can edit yourselves to show what support the Young Carer needs from their secondary school and how this is going to be put into practice. These documents mention arranging a call/meeting with the allocated secondary school, if you would like a member of the Young Carers team to be present for this, please let us know and we can look at arranging a 3-way call to agree the plan.

Transition – Guidance for Parents and Young Carers 2022

Transition – Talking to school about your caring role

Transition Plan – example

Transition Plan – blank

If you need any additional information, have difficulty accessing these documents or support in talking to your child’s school then please do not hesitate to contact us:

Telephone:  01992 586969

Email:  young.carers@carersinherts.org.uk