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RISE Programme. Supporting transitions (from 2020)

Kidscape have been working for several years with Wiltshire schools supporting peer mentoring programmes.

In October 2020 we were able to announce new transition support for Wiltshire schools. 

Free online training is available for Wiltshire primary school staff, delivered by Sarah Lewis, lasting two hours. Your school will receive information, materials and support in order to deliver the RISE session to your pupils. Only one member of staff needs to attend in order to get the resources and support, however more are welcome. Further details are below

2021 Staff training sessions are taking place on:

  • Wednesday 21st April 2021
  • Wednesday 5th May 2021
  • Wednesday 19th May 2021
  • Wednesday 9th June 2021
  • Wednesday 23rd June 2021

Contact Sarah Lewis to sign up or for more information:


Kidscape has been funded by The National Lottery to support primary schools, throughout Gloucestershire and Wiltshire, to establish a smooth transition to secondary school for their Year 6 pupils.  With the disruption of lockdown and social distancing restrictions, helping young people to positively manage change and uncertainty is more important than ever. 

Kidscape have developed a workshop and support package for school staff to deliver to their young people. The workshop will support young people as they adjust to the mental and emotional challenges of transition from primary to secondary school, not just the practical arrangements.


School staff will receive the following to support them deliver the programme: 

  • Training on the content and delivery of the RISE workshop.
  • Materials to deliver the RISE workshop to their pupils.
  • RISE Pupil handbook.
  • One-to-one Kidscape support.
  • Accompanying RISE Parent Toolkit to support families at home.


RISE is designed to be a practical and empowering workshop that builds confidence and resilience in young people.

​After attending the RISE workshop young people should: ​ 

  1. Feel more confident about the transition to secondary school.
  2. Be able to understand and manage their own emotions.
  3. Have a stronger sense of self.
  4. Understand how to form positive relationships with others and handle conflict​.
  5. Feel more confident in managing peer pressure.
  6. Understand how to identify a bullying situation and take positive action to stop it. ​
  7. Have a range of strategies for staying safe​.
  8. Know where to seek help and support.