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Course overview

The transition to secondary school can be a daunting time for children and parents. This 4 week course is designed to help familiarise families with the secondary school environment in the summer term before the move to secondary school in the autumn. The course is run in an informal, relaxed and friendly atmosphere either wholly or mainly within the secondary school. Families are given ample opportunity to sample taster lessons, meet the new staff and have time for discussing any issues which arise as well as lots of space for asking questions about the new school. We run many fun activities for the parents and children during the sessions, some of these are designed to help familiarise them with the school buildings, others to provide time to get to know the staff who will support them through their early days at the new school.  At the end of the course it is hoped that your child will feel a bit more confident about moving to their new school.

Session details

The first session is run in the Primary School and is Adult Only.  All other sessions are at the secondary school with the children.

Eligibility criteria

Parents do not need any previous experience. Any parents with any special needs can discuss these with the tutor at enrolment to ensure that the course is suitable or can be adapted for their needs. The course is available to all adults who have children in the school. If numbers applying for the course are high preference will be given to parents who: • Do not hold a full-level 2 qualification including English or maths. • Do not hold a level 2 Maths qualification • Do not hold a level 2 English qualification • Are unemployed or retired. • Are claiming JSA • Employed and looking to progress onto further Family Learning courses • Are parents/carers of children/young people who are entitled to free school meals. • Parents who have been referred to the course for the purposes of improving their mental health and wellbeing

Venue and accessibility

Please see school websites for accessibility information



After the course

Your tutor will be able to advise you on other courses available across Telford.  You can also search the LearnTelford Website for more information

For enquiries contact:

Opening Hours 9am to 5pm Monday to Friday

Telephone: 01952 382888

Email: support@learntelford.ac.uk

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