Coping in lessons
Studying and school lessons are all part of going to school.
However, they can be worrying and stressful sometimes, but talking about it helps.
There’s a lot to understand at school and college. It’s normal to feel confused sometimes, it’s part of learning.
Not understanding something about your work doesn’t mean you’re stupid.
If you’re unsure about something, there are things you can do.
Things you can do:
Talk your teacher
They might be able to explain things differently, arrange extra lessons or give you support.
Ask a brother, sister or friend
If an older brother or sister has learnt something before you, they might be able to answer your questions.
Talk to your parents or carers
Your parents or carers might be able help you get more support, or explain things if you’re struggling. If you’re worried about telling them, you could try writing your worries down.
Find information online
There are lots of free resources online to help you learn. But it’s important to make sure what you’re looking at is accurate. If you’re not sure try asking your teacher or another trusted adult.
Talk to your doctor
Speak to a doctor for their advice on coping with stress if you are feeling overwhelmed.
If you have a disability or additional needs
Your school should be putting support in place to help you. Ask your teacher or Senco about your SEN Support Plan to see what it says.