How do we support children moving between different phases of education?

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:
    • Information will be passed on to the new class teacher in advance and a planning meeting will take place with the new teacher. All SEN Support Plans will be shared with the new teacher.
    • If your child would be helped by a book to support them to understand moving on then it will be made with them.
    • When moving to our school from the infants’ school, additional visits will be arranged for those children with SEND.
    • The Assistant Head Teacher will attend the Parents Open Morning for new parents of children joining the school in year 3 to discuss the specific needs of your child or any concerns you may have.
  • If your child is moving to another school:
    • We will contact the school SENCo and ensure they know about any special arrangements or support that needs to be made for your child.
    • We will ensure that all records about your child are passed on as soon as possible.
  • In year 6:
    • The Assistant Head Teacher for Inclusion will meet to discuss the specific needs of your child with the SENCo/Head of Transition of their secondary school.
    • If your child has a statement of EHC Plan the SENCo of your child’s secondary school will be invited to attend the Annual Review prior to them transferring in order to plan a clear transition pathway for them.
    • Your child will do focussed learning about 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 the staff of the new school will visit your child in this school.

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