We recognize that transitions can be difficult for a child with SEND and we take steps to ensure that any transition is as smooth as possible.

If your child is joining us from another school:

  • The SENDCo will visit pre-schools when appropriate
  • If your child would be helped by a transition book to support them in understanding their move, then one will be made for them
  • Your child will be able to visit our school and stay for a taster session if this is appropriate and desired
  • The SENDCo may meet with the parent and child in advance of the starting date to discuss needs and set up a transition plan if required. This may also involve inviting outside agencies 

 

If your child is moving to another school: 

  • We will contact the school SENDCo and ensure he/she knows about any special arrangements or support that need to be made for your child. Where possible, a planning meeting will take place with the SENDCo, parent and child from the new school
  • We will make sure that all records about your child are passed on as soon as possible
  • We will help to arrange visits in advance of starting if that is required

 

When moving classes in school: 

  • Information will be passed on to the new class teacher in advance and a planning meeting will take place between the old and the new teacher. My Plans will be shared with the new teacher
  • If your child would be helped by a book/leaflet to support them in understanding their move, then one will be made for them
  • Your child will where possible, be invited to visit their new classroom and class teacher in advance 

 

In Year 6: 

  • The SENDCo will discuss the specific needs of your child with the SENDCo of the child’s Secondary School
  • In some cases, a transition review meeting to which you will be invited will take place with the SENDCo from the new school. Your child will also be invited to this
  • Your child will participate in focused learning relating to aspects of transition, to support their understanding of the changes ahead
  • Where possible, your child will visit their new school on several occasions, and in some cases staff from the new school will visit your child in this school
  • If your child would be helped by a book to support them in understanding their move, then one will be made for them

 

 
 
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