Transition Resources

Be Awesome, Go Big is a package to help your son / daughter transition into Year 7. It can be used as a resource at home. It is designed to be motivational, helpful and reassuring and to help young people feel valued, loved, encouraged and equipped for the journey ahead. 

The resources are based on bestselling children’s books You Are Awesome by Matthew Syed and Go Big: The secondary school survival guide by Matthew Burton. Each session will take pupils through some big ideas to help them on their way to secondary school.

Your son / daughter can work through each interactive lesson, recording their answers in the accompanying workbook. 

Session 1 Being Awesome Session 2 Unlocking your mindSession 3 Dare to take risksSession 4 Making the change Session 5 Lost but not lostSession 6 Bounce back abilitySession 7 What is normal anywaySession 8 Friendships and fallouts Session 9 Living well (Having trouble viewing the embedded videos? Find all the links here)

Be Awesome Go Big Workbook (printable)

Be Awesome Go Big Workbook (editable)

Get Ready to Go Big
Encourage your son / daughter to try and complete as many of these tasks while they’re at home.

Download the Getting Ready to Go Big Challenge sheet

Parent / Carer Leaflets

Building Resilience

Growth Mindset

Helping your child get into good habits

Making the change

Transition into secondary school

'Supporting children through secondary transition' is a useful guide for parents / carers. It gives great advice about how you can support your child through their transition to secondary school.

Supporting Children Through Secondary Transition

'Moving Up' resource provides some excellent activities to help prepare students for the move to secondary school. 

Moving Up - Activities To Do With Your Family Over the Transition To Secondary School 

We also recommend the following websites for parents / carers and your son / daughter to look through together:

Place2Be - Getting ready to start seconday school

BBC Bitesize - Starting Secondary School

We are so excited to meet you!