What are the arrangements for supporting children and young people in moving between phases of education and in preparing for adulthood? How do we ensure that , as young people prepare for adulthood, outcomes reflect their ambitions (which may include higher education, employment, independent living and participation in society)?

Category: sen

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

If your child is joining us from another school

Early Years

  • the SENCO may visit the pre-school with the Foundation Stage Leader

Key Stages 1 and 2

  • your child can visit our school and stay for a taster session

If your child is moving to another school

  • we shall contact the school SENCo and ensure that he/she knows about any special arrangements of support that your child needs
  • we shall ensure that all records about your child are passed on as soon as possible

When changing classes within school

  • information will be passed on in advance to the new class teacher and a planning meeting will take place with the new class teacher when possible

Transition to secondary school

  • the SENCo will contact the secondary school to discuss the specific needs of your child and a meeting will be arranged so that parents, the school SENCo and the SENCo from the secondary school can plan a smooth transition for your child
  • your child will be supported in understanding the changes ahead by our Leader for Transition, Mrs Carpenter
  • where possible, your child will have extra visits to the new school and, with your permission, staff from the new school may visit your child in this school