Be School Ready hub

Our Be School Ready hub offers resources, tips and tricks to help you support your learner with their transition to primary, post-primary or secondary school.

The Be School Ready guides 

Our 2024 Be School Ready guides will be coming soon. Sign up to our email newsletter below and be the first to hear when they are available.

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Printed Be School Ready guides for PTAs 

Hey PTAs, we’re bringing back our popular Be School Ready printed guide!

Free to our members, this is the chance to register your interest in ordering the guide when it launches in the Spring, which will offer parents of new reception starters advice and guidance.

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The ultimate new school checklist

Our New School checklist covers important tips and tricks you may not have thought of to help you prepare ahead of the new school year.

How to talk to your child on their first week of school

Check out our blog, written with the help of Louisa Rose, CEO of youth mental health charity Beyond, which offers practical advice on how best to support your child as they start their new school, and what to do should any issues arise. 

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Download our school year planner

To help you look ahead to the rest of the school year, we’ve put together this planner, packed with important dates that are likely to crop up this year. Whilst every school is slightly different, you could print this out, pop it on the fridge, and add any further school trips, celebrations or dates relevant to your school, without the whole thing becoming an overwhelming exercise.

Parentkind parents share their wisdom

We asked a few parents from Parentkind what they wished they’d known when their child started at either primary or secondary school to share some wisdom and help new school parents avoid some of the same pitfalls.

What to expect from your first parents’ evening

Have you ever wondered what your first school parents’ evening will be like? We’re sharing tips from Julie-Ann Foster, Year 1 teacher from Forge Integrated Primary School, who gives us some insight on what to expect and how to prepare.

Be School Ready content directly in your inbox

We’ll be launching new Be School Ready resources for 2024 soon. If you’d like to be emailed once new content is shared, you can sign up to have it delivered straight to your inbox below.