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Go Big – Teacher’s Notes and Assembly Pack

A secondary school self-help and survival guide – helping readers navigate exams, overcome peer pressure and start building toward their future goals.


Secondary school can seem scary. Corridors are wide, older students look terrifying and there’s homework, messy friendships and stressful exams to deal with.


But, whether children are about to land at secondary school or still settling in, Head Teacher and star of Educating Yorkshire, Matthew Burton is here to guide them through their journey – worry-free.


Find out more about Go Big.


Free resources


Ease anxiety and help children prepare for the secondary school transition with these activities, created by Shapes 4 Schools. Aimed at children in Years 5-8.


Download teacher’s notes


Download assembly slides


Download an extract