We recognise that transitions to new year groups or a new school can be difficult for children with SEN and we will ensure that any transition is as smooth as possible.
If your child is joining the school:
Pupils joining us in Early Years will be visited at home by their prospective class teacher and support staff.The SENCO will visit where appropriate.
Early Years pupils will visit the school prior to starting, spending time meeting their teachers and spending time in the school setting.
Information on your child’s needs from their previous school or setting will be sent to help us plan the support that may be needed.
Once your child has started school, we carry out assessments and observations to aid planning and identify any additional support needed.
If your child is leaving the school:
Year Six pupils meet with a member of staff from their new secondary school during the summer term – secondary staff meet pupils here and pupils also have the opportunity to visit their chosen secondary schools.
A member of staff hands over individual pupil reports and files to the secondary school teachers in the summer term.
If your child has an Education, Health and Care Plan the SENCO will also meet with you and your child to discuss and advise transition.
We will share information on your child’s needs with their next school to help them plan the support which might be needed.
When moving to a new year group within our school:
Information about your child will be shared with their new teachers in a ‘hand over’ meeting.
Your child will have the opportunity to meet their new class teachers in a ‘hand over’ day.
Transition books will be created where appropriate for children who need extra support around transitions.