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How will the school prepare and support my child to join the school or transfer to a new school?

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.

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