We recognise 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 support children/young people with SEN starting at our school
We recognise that transitions can be difficult for a child with SEND and take steps to ensure that any transition is as smooth as possible. Additional visits are organised, a tour of the school is organised, children are given a buddy and an identified adult who they can talk to. We take photographs of key people in school, areas of the school, these are made into a book which the child can take home to discuss with their parent/carer. We work closely with parents/carers – who often stay with the child until they are settled into school.
How we support children/young people with SEN moving between classes in our school
Transition from each year group is supported so that the children have met with their new teachers and are familiar with the new classroom environment and organisation. Transition visits take place during the Summer term and additional visits are put in place for children with additional needs.
How we support children/young people with SEN leaving our school
We recognise how important a successful transition is for all our pupils but particularly those with additional needs. We work closely with our feeder secondary schools. Extra transition is provided for children who we think will benefit from this work. This often takes the form of additional visits where they can take a buddy. The amount of additional needed very much depends on the needs of the individual child. We are particularly keen to involve parents/carers as much as possible to ensure a smooth transition. Staff from the feeder secondary schools visit our school to discuss the needs of individual children with the SENCO and class teacher.
If you would like to discuss your SEND requirements in detail please contact the school to arrange an appointment.