Back to School

 

Starting secondary school can often seem daunting at first, however its more than likely everyone is feeling the same way. 

We have put together a few ideas to help you with your move from primary school to secondary school.

Going it alone.....

Before you start your new school, make sure you have several trial runs of your journey. You could be either walking or taking the bus, but it will help you to build up independence and confidence. If you don’t feel very confident in traveling to your new school alone, arrange to meet a friend and share the journey together.

You need to be organised.....

Make sure that you have very big bag. You are going to be carrying more books, pens, pencils, rulers, P.E kit and the list goes on. Pack your bag the night before, don’t leave it until the last minute to find that trainer that you need for P.E or your maths book that a younger sibling has started to eat the pages out of. Look at your timetable the night before and plan out exactly what you need for the following day. It’s always a good idea to have more than one copy of your timetable too. If you’re taking your own lunch to school, remember to put it in your bag. If you’re paying for your lunch figure out if it’s a card or finger print system and make sure you are topped up.

Homework.....

Time to put that phone down, log out of Fortnite and turn Netflix off. Don’t leave your homework until the last minute!! Allow yourself plenty of time to complete your homework tasks. Make a list of what needs to be in the soonest and work your way down the list. Make good use of a student planner or diary if you are given one, it can be a great way to plan out your homework. Get into a good routine for completing homework and make sure you have a suitable place to work in. Sometimes homework can take a lot longer than you expect, you will be learning new subjects. If you feel like you are struggling remember to ask for help, either talk to your subject teacher, ask a parent or a friend.

Meeting new people.....

Everyone is in a new environment and will be feeling the same way. While it is likely you will be in some classes with people from your old school, you may not be sitting next to them. Try to think of different ways that you can start a conversation, be confident and smile. Friendships can take a while to develop, so maybe join a club or get more involved with school life, it’s a great way to meet people who share similar interests.

Wellbeing.....

 

If you are feeling nervous and anxious about starting your new school, many schools provide pastoral support for their pupils. Pastoral care is available to make sure that your emotional and physical wellbeing are being maintained, through information, advice and guidance. 

 

If you are feeling nervous and anxious about starting your new school, many schools provide pastoral support for their pupils. Pastoral care is available to make sure that your emotional and physical wellbeing are being maintained, through information, advice and guidance. In addition to the pastoral care offered in schools, Ynot Aspire also has Mental Health Champions in Accrington Academy, Hyndburn Academy, The Hollins and Rhyddings.  Our Mental Health Champions offer peer support, provide drop in sessions and promote positive mental health messages within their schools.

Remember to get a good night’s sleep, set you alarm early enough because you will be doing this all over again tomorrow!!!

Contact us

If you would like any further information, please contact one of our expert members of staff.

Email: info@ynotaspire.org.uk or call 01254 352592

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