Sometimes life throws things at us which causes them to have to move on to new school adventure. It is not always convenient but cannot always be avoided.
Your child really needs your support on the transition as it can really help them when starting a new school.
A great thing to do when your child is starting a new school is to give your child’s new school as much information about them as you can. The school does not know your child as well as you do. However you do not know the school, so starting off on the right foot with the school is best for all party’s involved.
Build up a relationship with your child and teacher. It makes it much easier for you all to transition into your new setting.
If your child says that he has a new friend then use this as a strength, invite them over to tea, maybe even invite a few other friends along too, you could even offer for some of the parents to come round. It doesn’t have to be at your house. Meet at a park and let them have a play date, it all helps with getting into the ethos of the school.
Most importantly talk with your child about how they are doing.
It is so easy to let your kid just get on with things. By doing this you are in danger of distancing yourself and your child. You do not want to leave your child feeling like you don’t care or don’t have the time to talk to them. Ask questions on how they’re getting on. Showing an interest in what children are doing and get involved as much as possible, both inside and outside of school. Just remember there is a very fine line in being supportive and intrusive.