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.