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.
The Reception class teacher does some pre-school visits in the summer term before the children enter our school in Reception class. She speaks with your child and their key workers to gain as much information about your child as possible. If your child has already been identified as having special educational needs then the SENCO will have been invited to attend a meeting at the pre-school setting. Your child will also have visits to our school in the summer term where they will get to meet the teachers, other children that will be starting the school with them and the new school environment.
Full time and full days can be difficult and tiring for children initially, so as soon as September arrives your child will have staggered days in to school, e.g. mornings one week, afternoons another.
Each year at our school, your child will have the opportunity to meet with their next class teacher in their new classroom. On-going meetings, IEPs reports, etc, are shared with the next class teacher so they are aware of and able to continue with the support required.