How will we support your child when they are leaving this school, joining the school OR moving on to another 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 and ensures that the child feels supported and ready to make the changes.

If your child with SEND is joining the school:

The SENCo will arrange either a visit to your child’s existing setting or ensure that all information is shared by the previous setting in regards to your child’s needs and to ensure that appropriate support is in place when your child joins us.

If your child is moving child to another school:

We will contact the school SENCo 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 a handover meeting will take place with the new teacher. Your child’s support tracker will be shared with the new teacher to ensure continuity of appropriate support.

If your child would be helped by a book to support them understand moving on then it will be made for them. The book will use photographs and provide key information for the child such as who their new teacher will be, what their new class looks like and any other important changes for the child.

A transition morning is timetabled towards the end of the summer term and offers the opportunity for all children to spend time in their new class and with their new teachers.

In Year 6:

The SENCo will arrange and attend transition meetings with the SENCo of their secondary school.

Class teachers will also have the opportunity to meet with the Heads of Year 7 during the summer visits from Secondary schools.

Your child will be provided with access to a Secondary Transition group provided by our Learning Mentors 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 and meet with families.