We recognize that transitions can be difficult for a child with SEND and take steps to ensure that any transition is as smooth as possible.
How we will support children with SEND when they are moving on to another class or leaving this school:
We encourage all new children to visit the school prior to starting, when they will be shown around the school and any concerns can be addressed. For children with SEND we would encourage further visits to assist with the acclimatisation of the new surroundings.
We may need to write a ‘Social Story’ to ease the transition for pupils with high anxiety and communication difficulties School / Parents may also feel the need to arrange several transition meetings / sessions between the schools in order to alleviate pupil concerns.
We liaise closely with staff when receiving and transferring children to different schools, ensuring all relevant paperwork is passed on and all needs are discussed and understood. If your child has complex needs then an Education Health Care Plan review may be used as a transition meeting, during which we will invite staff from both schools to attend.
If you would like to discuss your SEND requirements in detail please contact the school to arrange an appointment.