Question 11:How will we support your child when they are leaving this school? OR moving on to another class?
We recognise that transitions can be difficult for a child with SEND and take steps to ensure that any transition is a smooth as possible.
If your child is moving to another school:
We will contact the school SENDCo 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:
In the Summer term, children will have an opportunity to meet their new teacher; this will take place over a series of carefully planned lessons. In September, all parents are invited to ‘Meet the Teacher’ and to discuss goals for the forthcoming year.
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. Individual support plans will be shared with the new teacher.
Some children with specific learning needs would be helped with the aid of a photo book (of their new class teacher, support staff, new classroom etc) then this will be made for them, and would be ready to take home over the summer holidays.
In Year 6:
A transition meeting will be held with you, the primary SENDCo and the SENDCo from the secondary school. All parties involved will discuss the specific needs of your child.
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.