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Local Offer Q&A 14

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.