What happens if my child moves to a new class or to a new school?
Children and young people with SEND can become particularly anxious about “moving on” so we seek to support successful transition in the following ways:
When moving to another school:
- We will contact the School SENCO/Inclusion Leader and share information about special arrangements and support that has been made to help your child achieve their learning goals.
- This may involve a transition meeting with parents, the child and members of staff from the new school. In some cases professionals from other agencies may attend these transition meetings. This plan may include visits to the new school and/or additional visits from the new school.
- We will ensure that all records are passed on as soon as possible.
When moving classes in school:
- An information sharing meeting will take place with the new teacher
- There will be opportunities to visit the new class and teacher
- A transition book may be created and sent home with parent/carers to read during the holiday period
- All children transferring from Reception to Year 1 will wear visibility vests to ensure they are easily identifiable in the playground
- Year 6 buddies will support them within the playground
- Children will wear communication symbols where speech is limited
When moving to our school:
- All casual admissions will meet with an appropriate member of the Senior Leadership Team to collect information. Learning mentor support will be provided to help children settle into class
- Where there is a SEND need the Inclusion Leader or Class Teacher (where possible) will attend a transition meeting at nurseries or schools
- Early Years Practitioners will conduct a home visit
- Following this appropriate support will be deployed to meet SEND needs