14. How will the school prepare and support my child to join the school, transfer to a new school, or transfer to the next stage of life?
Many strategies are in place to enable the pupil’s transition to be as smooth as possible. These include:
The opportunity for you and your child to view the school ask questions and meet key staff.
Transfer from pre-schools includes visits to pre-school from school staff, additional visits to school by the child and their key-worker, and meetings with parents/carers are offered. In September, teachers and Early Years Support Assistants (EYSAs) will complete a home visit for every child entering Year R.
Members of the school Inclusion team and/or team leaders meet with staff from the receiving or previous school/setting to discuss pupil’s needs and plan accordingly.
Social stories and transition booklets are provided for any children moving to a new class, year group or school. These contain photos and key information which you can routinely share with your child to lessen anxiety about the changes.
Transfer to secondary school is carefully organised for children with SEN, including extra transition visits, additional meetings with the receiving SENCO and the use of a EWDO when required.Again these children will complete transition booklets.