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Transition from Primary to Secondary School

The move from primary to secondary education can raise difficulties for any child but our adopted children may well experience more challenges and feel poorly equipped as they navigate their way around a maze of corridors, meet the expectations of staff, develop relationships with other pupils, and adjust to the pressures of a new style of learning. How can we best prepare our children for these challenges? Where can we find advice and support for adoptive parents, our children and school staff? How do parents build supportive relationships with staff so that we can work in tandem through this challenging time? This workshop will provide an opportunity for parents to discuss the issues and difficulties that adopted children can face during the transition from primary to secondary school and will offer some practical strategies to help address some of these.


Jane Thompson will host this session. Previously a CCS adoption adviser, Jane is the CCS Adoption training officer and co-hosts the CCS Adopter Forum where education has always remained at the top of its agenda. Forum members have shared both their own professional experiences and their children’s experiences so that CCS can develop strategies to help adoptive parents support their children in education. Jane has a birth son, and twins who joined her family through adoption in 2007 and is also able to draw on her own experiences of her children’s transition from Primary to Secondary.


For more info and booking, contact us at info@adoptionsupportcentre.org.



02nd Nov 2021


10:00 - 12:30


Jane Thompson


Jane Thompson
0117 935 0005

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