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How does the school support transitions between school or classes?

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

 

If your child is joining us from another school:

  • Your child will be able to visit our school and stay for a taster session, if this is appropriate.
  • ​The other school should be in contact with our SENCO to discuss the support they provided.
  • ​Your child's records will be sent to our school with the relevant information.

 

 

If your child is moving 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. If needed, a planning meeting will take place with the SENCO from the new school.
  • We will make sure that all records about your child are passed on as soon as possible.
  • If your child would be helped by a book to support them in understand moving on, then one will be made for them.
  • ​We may need to spend some time working on transition with your child.

 

 

When moving classes in school:

  • Information will be passed on to the new class teacher in advance and in a planning meeting will take place with the new teacher. Passports to Learning will be shared with the new teacher.
  • Your child may need to visit the next class teacher to build up a relationship with them e.g. taking messages or showing work to them.

 

 

In Year 6:

  • The SENCO/ class teacher will discuss the specific needs of your child with the SENCO f the child’s secondary school. .
  • Your child will participate in focused learning relating to aspects of transition, 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.
  • If your child would be helped by a book to support them in understand moving on, then one will be made for them.
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