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Starting Secondary School

School transition support: Starting secondary school

Resources to support you and your child during
their transition to secondary school

The transition between Primary and Secondary school can be daunting, even for the most confident of children. And we know that transition this year will likely bring new challenges following disruption to learning over the past 18 months.

Explore blog posts, podcasts, and webinars that we have specially developed with subject teachers, experts and authors to share ideas on how to help students and parents during this period, as well as resources which have been designed to help students who may need a little extra support.

Transition support for teachers

Creative Talk: inspiring a convincing and compelling voice in our Year 7 students

Watch our free online webinar with Helen Prince where she shares creative strategies to build confident, ambitious talk in Year 7, across the curriculum.

Blog: The 3 C's for a successful transition to secondary school

Discover how Curriculum, Community, and Collaboration contribute to successful transition

Podcast: Talking transition across the key stages

Helen Prince chats to Emily Weston about her tips for improving transition from Year 6 to Year 7

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Download free Year 7 ready resources

Emily Weston shares some of her transition resources

Supporting learning anywhere

Explore our free support packs

Available for KS3 (11-14), GCSE (14-16) and AS/A Level (16+)

Transition support for Maths - Numicon Big Ideas

Louise Pennington webinar for Numicon Big Ideas to support transition to secondary maths

Webinar: Ensuring a good start in Year 7 Maths

Watch our free webinar with Louise Pennington online now!

Numicon Big Ideas Case Study: Catch-up in Year 7

Catch-up in Year 7

Mr A Gaskell, Head of Mathematics at Welland Park Academy, explains how his school uses Big Ideas with their Year 7 cohorts.

KS3 matching charts

Find out how Numicon Big Ideas complements the KS3 courses from Oxford you know and love

Numicon Big Ideas Resources to explore

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Explore the resources you need to get started

Transition support for English - Read Write Inc. Fresh Start

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Quick Guide to Fresh Start

Explore a specially designed programme to engage and motivate older learners with age-appropriate resources

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Video: What is Fresh Start?

An introduction to Read Write Inc. Fresh Start and how it works

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Blog: 5 reasons to try Fresh Start

Read this short blog post to discover 5 reasons to try Read Write Inc. Fresh Start in your school

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Book an appointment

Talk to your local Educational Consultant to find out how Fresh Start could meet your students’ needs

Transition support for English - Get It Right: Boost Your Vocabulary

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Get It Right: Boost Your Vocabulary

Discover a new series of practical, write-in workbooks designed to improve students’ tier 2 vocabulary, energise vocabulary learning and help close the word gap

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Creative Talk: inspiring a convincing and compelling voice in our Year 7 students

Watch our free online webinar with Helen Prince where she shares creative strategies to build confident, ambitious talk in Year 7, across the curriculum.

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Bridging the Word Gap at Transition

Read the Oxford Language Report 2020

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Bridging the Word Gap at Transition: a Vocabulary Treasure Trove

Helen Prince offers practical ideas to bridge the word gap at transition, drawn from the findings ofthe latest Oxford Language Report

Back to school English Transition Get It Right Lindsay Bruce's blog addressing the word gap at transition

Blog: What can we do to Bridge the Word Gap at transition?

Read Lindsay Bruce’s advice for addressing the word gap at transition

Back to school English Transition Get It Right Boosting Vocabulary in Year 7 to ease transition blog for secondary

Boosting vocabulary in Year 7 to ease transition

Sarah Eggleton discusses her primary to secondary vocabulary transition project in our blog on how to boost vocabulary in transition

Transition support for parents

Secondary School checklist

Have you got everything prepared for your first day? Our handy checklist makes sure that nothing is forgotten.

Starting Secondary School: A Parent's Guide

Packed with key information to help you and your child get ready for their first day back

Blog: Moving on up to Secondary School

Louise Pennington outlines 6 handy tips to help your child make a confident transition to their new school.