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How will the school support my child through any transitions? (Joining or leaving class).

How will we support your child when they are joining or leaving this school? Or moving to another class?


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


• If your child is joining us or moving classes:

o Information will be passed on to the new class teacher in advance and a planning meeting will take place with the new teacher. All targets and paperwork will be shared with the new teacher.

o If your child would be helped by a book to support them to understand moving on then it will be made with them.

o When moving from our school to the junior school, additional visits will be arranged for those children with SEND if appropriate.


• If your child is moving to another school:

o We will contact the school SENDCo and ensure they know about any special arrangements or support that needs to be made for your child.

o We will ensure that all records about your child are passed on as soon as possible.


• In Year 2:

o The SENDCo will meet to discuss the specific needs of your child with the SENDCo/Head of Transition of their junior school.

o If your child has an EHC Plan the SENDCo of your child’s junior school will be invited to attend the Annual Review prior to them transferring in order to plan a clear transition pathway for them.

o Your child will do focussed learning about aspects of transition to support their understanding of the changes ahead.

o Where possible your child will visit their new school on several occasions and in some cases the staff of the new school will visit your child in this school.