Starting at a new school is a big change in your life, especially when you’ve not been able to go to school for a while because of the coronavirus lockdown.

Below, a young person with dyslexia shared how she’s feeling with Reach. If you’re feeling worried about going to a new school, it might help to read this blog and know you’re not the only one….

Remember you can also get tips in our advice section on changing schools.

How I feel about moving school

“I am a  bit worried  about going to high school. I am worried about homework and not being able to do it and I am worried about not being in a class with my friends and about getting bullied as there are big older children who might do that.  I am not worried about getting lost as I know my way around the school. I think it will be nice to make new friends. I am really sad I missed the last term at school because we do lots of fun stuff and I didn’t get to say goodbye to my friends who are going to a different school to me next year.”

Help Support Advice Guidance

What would help me going back to school after coronavirus.

“I’d like it if some of the older pupils could show us around. Maybe people from my school last year

I like that I have a guidance teacher who is the person I speak to if I am worried. And if I was being bullied I could talk to them.

If I couldn’t go back to school all of the time because of the coronavirus I think that would be OK as long I was with some of my friends when I was there.”

More resources to help you feel more confident and comfortable about going to a new school

If you’re feeling worried about changing schools, Mindroom have got a toolkit that can help you think more about your feelings about the change and what might help make it easier: Check out Mindroom’s Back to School Toolkit