Transition Policy

Transition Policy: How will we support your child when they are leaving this school OR moving on to another class? 

We recognise that ‘moving on’ can be difficult for a child with SEN and take steps to ensure that any transition is a smooth as possible.

If your child is moving child 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.
  • We will make sure that all records about your child are passed on as soon as possible.

When moving classes in school:

  •  Information will be passed on to the new class teacher IN ADVANCE and in most cases, a planning meeting will take place with the new teacher. All children’s personal learning plans will be shared with your child’s new teacher.
  • If your child would be helped by a book to support them understand moving on, then this can be arranged.

In Year 6:

  •  The Assistant Head Teacher for Inclusion/SENCO will meet with the SENCO of their secondary school to discuss the specific needs of your child and how best for your child to make the transition into secondary school.
  • Your child may attend a small group in school, to support their understanding of the changes ahead. This could include creating a ‘Personal Passport (All about me) which includes information about themselves for their new school.
  • Your child will visit their new school on the transition day set by the local authority and in some cases additional visits are arranged, as well as the SENCO from the new school visiting your child in this school.