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Go Big: The Secondary School Survival Guide

Matthew Burton

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Personal & social issues: truancy & school problem

A secondary school self-help and survival guide - helping readers navigate exams, overcome peer pressure and start building toward their future goals - by the nation's favourite Head Teacher and star of Educating Yorkshire

Ace exams. Embrace your weirdness. Build toward your brilliant future.

Secondary school can be scary. Corridors can seem wide. Older children look terrifying. And all of a sudden there are important exams, messy friendships and stressful homework to contend with. But, whether you're about to land at secondary school, or your wheels have already hit the runway but haven't touched down smoothly yet, this insider's guide will have you working hard and worrying less.

From common misconceptions and acing exams, to overcoming peer pressure and planning future goals, the nation's favourite teacher, Mr Matthew Burton, will guide you through your worry-free school journey.

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Matthew Burton

Matthew (Mr) Burton is an inspirational Headteacher, and star of Channel 4's multi award-winning documentary series, Educating Yorkshire. His warmth, humour, style and energetic style of teaching endeared him to audiences the country over, and the incredible breakthrough moment with Musharaf Asghar and his stammer brought millions of TV and YouTube viewers to tears across the world. Now Headteacher (and still an English teacher), he is committed to achieving the very best for every child, and to ensuring that barriers to opportunity - whatever they may be - are challenged, removed and banished, to allow every young person to be the very best they can be.

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