William Patten Primary School
Stoke Newington Church Street
London N16 0NX
Office Manager: Rita Quigley
SENDCo: Caitlin Shaw

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William Patten Primary School


Dear parents and carers of year 6 pupils,

Approaching the end of primary school can be an exciting, as well as worrying, time for all children and their parents.

To support the transition to secondary school, we are providing a number of approaches to best meet the needs of all of our year 6 children.

Whole class sessions led by the Mental Health and Wellbeing Team




Led by





Caitlin – SENDCO

Sarah – Place2Be

  • Introduction
  • What am I excited about and what worries me?
  • Differences between primary and secondary school




Lora – CAMHs/WAMHs

  • Reflection
  • Managing uncertainty




Caitlin – SENDCO

  • Resilience
  • Developing a personal ‘toolkit’ for secondary school




Sian – MHWB Lead

  • My journey through William Patten
  • New beginnings

Smaller group sessions

In addition to whole class sessions, some children will receive small group sessions led by Billy (Inclusion TA), Alviya (Y6 TA) or Sarah (Place2Be).

We will contact you if your child has been selected to participate in these additional sessions.

Transition to secondary school workbooks

The children will be exploring their thoughts and feelings, useful strategies and personal transition journey in special sketchbooks – which they can bring home as a reference for reflection. As well as a reminder to use once they start at their new school.

Sharing information with your child’s secondary school

We share any necessary information about your child with their secondary school, so that they know how to best support individual needs. For example, if your child has an additional learning need, MHWB or communication need, benefits from support with forming friendships or needs a go-to person to check in with.

Advice for parents and useful links

Please see links below for great resources – both about the transition to secondary school and supporting good mental health and wellbeing.

Transitioning to secondary or high school can feel like a huge leap for children and their families. Our expert advice will help you prepare together and manage the transition from primary to secondary school.

Why is transition difficult for some children and young people? Transition can be challenging for a number of reasons. For example, some children may worry about making new friends.

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Take a walk. Sometimes taking 20 minutes is as simple as taking a walk, whether it’s through nearby countryside, to the shops or around the block with the family dog.

Please let us know if you have any questions.

We are looking forward to seeing all of our parents and carers at the year 6 show in July, to celebrate the wonderful year 6 children.

Best wishes

Sian Davies

Deputy Headteacher 

Inclusion Manager

Designated Safeguarding Lead