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How will we support your child through Transition?

We recognise that ‘moving on’ 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 moving to another school:

  • We will contact the new school’s SENCo/Inclusion Lead and ensure he/she knows about any special arrangements or support that will need to be made for your child.
  • We will make sure that all records about your child are passed on as soon as possible.
  • The Inclusion Lead will do a personal handover to the Inclusion Lead of the new school if appropriate or possible.
  • We will ensure that the relevant staff members from the receiving schools are invited to the final annual review for children with a statement before a planned move.
     

When moving classes in School:

Information will be passed on to the new class teacher IN ADVANCE and, a  transition meeting will take place with the new teacher.  All information will be shared with the new teacher.

  • A social story book will be made for your child if it is felt that he/she would benefit from it.
     

Year 6- Year 7

  • The Inclusion Lead will attend the Primary Transition Day to discuss the specific needs of your child with the Inclusion Lead of their secondary school.
  • The Inclusion Lead, when appropriate, will do an additional ‘face to face’ handover with the secondary school Inclusion Lead.
  • Your child will attend a small group in school, to support their understanding of the changes ahead.  This may include creating a ‘Personal Profile’ which includes information about themselves for their new school.
  • 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.

 

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