At various points in a learner’s journey-significant times of change and school transition can take place. A primary learner may be making the move to secondary school; it may be that learners are completing their broad general education and progressing to their senior phase or a secondary school learner may be leaving school and looking ahead to their next education or employment destination.
It is vital that we support these very exciting and crucial times and ensure that all young people are equipped with a range of skills and indeed empowered to navigate, understand and enjoy the next stage of their learning.
West OS has created and produced a short digital film based on the premise of Question Time. In this, S1 West OS Ambassadors form an expert panel and answer burning questions about secondary school life that the P7 audience have. Hosted by TV presenter: Laura Boyd, this resource has clear answers that would help to put a P7 learner’s mind at ease before they move to secondary school in the new term.
Our support guide for P7 learners has clear and concise information about secondary school and offers a further insight into secondary school life such as: making friends; getting prepared for the first day and also explains some new terminology that young people are quickly adjusting to.
This support guide helps parents and carers to support their child when making the move to secondary school. It helps open up the conversation surrounding this change and outlines how secondary schools support their new S1 learners in their own learning community.
These guides can be used by schools either in a digital format and uploaded to school websites, emailed to families or can be printed and distributed to learners, parents and carers. Please do what is best for your learning community.