Be School Ready

For Parentkind PTAs

Your PTA, parent association or friends group can now sign up to receive the 2019 Be School Ready magazines to welcome new parents (primary or senior school magazines available). Applications close 10th April, don't miss out! Find out more.

For Parents

Starting school is a big step for your child and for you too. Schools work hard to help children settle in both before and once they start, but there’s plenty you can do at home to help your child feel well prepared and confident.

As you’ll know, your child is very influenced by what you do and say. If your child hears positive things from you about school, they will be more positive; if they see you engaged and having fun at their school, that makes a big difference too.

"The effect of parental engagement over a student’s school career is the equivalent of adding an extra two to three years to a student’s education." John Hattie, Visible Learning 2008

Luckily there are loads of ways you can support your child, both at home and in school. We have pulled together lots of advice and tips, interviews and fun activities to help get you and your little one ready for this exciting new stage!

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