What is the P7 to S1 Parents Transition Group?
It is a 6-week course for parents/carers whose
children are in the process of moving from primary
school to secondary school. The programme was
developed to support and provide information to
parents/carers during the transition process.
The group is held in Armadale Academy so that
participants have the opportunity to come into the
school, have a look around and get a feel for what
their child is going to experience. It is hoped that
by visiting the school on a regular basis,
parents/carers will gain knowledge of the school and
will be able to relate to their children when the
come home and describe their school experience.
Running the Children's and Parents Transition Group
at the same time enables the group facilitators to
discuss with parents/carers what their children have
been doing each week. Parents/carers, in turn, can
then discuss any issues or concerns with their
Feedback from parents has told us that they enjoyed
having the opportunity to walk around the school,
going into classes, changing rooms and the dining
hall, when there were no children in the school.
They appreciated this opportunity to have a good
look at what facilities there are for their children
within the high school.
It is hoped that by you attending the parent's group
(while your child is attending theirs) that your
child will feel you are actively involved in the
whole transition process and you are taking an
interest in this new chapter in their life.
Handouts are provided to group members as reminders
of the things we have talked about each week.
The course aims
Provide parents and children with a shared
Provide parents with the opportunity to discuss
their experiences, hopes and concerns with other
parents in the same situation
To work with parents and carers whose children
are currently in Primary 7
To evaluate the group work programme fully,
measuring outcomes and making recommendations
for future programmes
look like this:
Week 1 - What is Transition?
Week 2 - Parents and Young People's Feelings
Week 3 - School, Then and Now
Week 4 - Journey Through Primary and Secondary
Week 5 - Negotiating With Teenagers
Week 6 - New School Tour
Parents/Carers have said about the P7 to S1 Parents
"I found everything about the group helpful."
"I am pleased with what I have learned from
attending this group."
"Meeting parents in the same situation."
"I enjoyed learning about how to help my child talk
about his feelings and concerns about moving to high
"I enjoyed learning about what my child is doing
during the Children's Transition Group."