As part of the induction to Chesterfield High school we are launching with you some excellent transition resources for you to use and enhance the transition of your child into Chesterfield High School. we want them to have key social and emotional skills to be able to feel confident that they will be a success and have the ability to achieve all the goals and dreams.

As part of our work we help lead an organisation called PIXL in the north west.  PiXL (Partners in Excellence) is a network of over 3,000 schools across primary, secondary, sixth forms and alternative provisions in England, Northern Ireland and Wales. PIXL work with schools to help give students of all ages a better future and brighter hope. We do this through working together to share best practice, raise educational standards and develop character in young people.

Be Awesome, Go Big is a package to help Year 6 students transition into Year 7. It can be used by students and parents at home to help your child mentally and emotionally prepare for the move to secondary school. It is designed to be motivational, helpful and reassuring and to help young people feel valued, loved, encouraged and equipped for the journey ahead. The resources are based on bestselling children’s books You Are Awesome by Matthew Syed and Go Big: The secondary school survival guide by Matthew Burton, famous for his work on ‘Educating Yorkshire’.

You can access all of the Be Awesome resources here: