Q14: How will my child be supported when they are leaving this school or moving to a new class?

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

  • Children who join in Nursery are welcomed into our school community with a personal home visit by nursery staff. A series of parent and child taster sessions follows in preparation for their September start.
  • If your child is moving to another school:
    • We will contact the school SENCO/ Head teacher and ensure he/she knows about any special arrangements or support that need to be made for your child.
    • We will make sure that all records about your child are passed on as soon as possible.
  • When moving classes in school:
    • Information will be passed on to the new class teacher in advance and in most cases, a planning meeting will take place with the new teacher. Where possible new teachers and support staff will be invited to attend the target review meetings prior to the transition. Where appropriate and purposeful, a transition book with photographs and sometimes accompanied by Social stories, will be prepared and shared with parents for familiarisation over holiday periods.
    • Moving up preparatory visits to each classroom will be made for all children- those with SEND will be informed of times etc.
  • In Year 6:
    • Transition meetings with relevant outside agencies school staff parents, where possible and Secondary colleagues such as SENCO and Y7 tutors are facilitated. Relevant targets and transition worries/concerns are openly discussed and documented.
    • All children will have opportunities to complete focused learning about aspects of transition to support their understanding of the changes ahead.
    • Where possible all children with SEND will visit their new school on at least two occasions and in some cases staff from the new school will visit your child in this school.
    • A transition book will be facilitated and given to parents to share during the holidays.