Whether you're a parent, young person or teacher, here you can find out more about the issues surrounding CF and secondary school education.
Starting secondary school is a big change for every family, and we know this can be a daunting time for families affected by cystic fibrosis.
Our secondary school pack
Check out our secondary school pack to find out more about the transition from primary to secondary education. We worked with parents, teachers and young people to create this pack, which includes:
We've created class passes to share with your teacher if you need to do something to help with your CF, such as moving seat.
You can get them when you order a copy of the secondary schools pack.
Download the cards to show on your phone
- 'I need to use the toilet' pass
- 'I need to move somewhere else in the classroom' pass
- 'I need to leave to cough' pass
- ‘I need to leave early for lunch’ pass
- ‘I need to remove my jumper/blazer’ pass
You can also contact our Helpline if you would like to order physical versions of the cards without ordering the secondary school pack.
Print the cards at home
This PDF contains all the class passes. We have also created two blank cards for you to add any additional situations related to your CF.
- The first is for issues that affect you at school. For example, feeling faint and needing some fresh air.
- The second does not have any information about authorisers and can be used outside of school. For example, at the cinema or on public transport.
Order the pack
You can also order a printed version of our secondary school pack. Fill in the order form and tell us which resources you would like. Please note, the individual healthcare plan is not available to order yet.
Our resources are free to download and order, but we would be very grateful if you would consider making a donation to help us continue our important work.
Our confidential Helpline offers general advice, support and information on any aspect of cystic fibrosis, including help with financial support.
Award winning resources
Our Starting Secondary School magazine was highly commended, and received runner up in the special prize category for information for children, at the 2019 British Medical Association Patient Information Awards. Thank you to the families, teachers and professionals who gave their time to help us to create these resources.
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