How we support children/young people with SEN starting at our school
Early Years Staff make visits to all feeder Nurseries to meet the children who will be starting our school. They spend time working with the children, observing them in a familiar environment and talking to their key workers. All new children visit the school prior to starting and this is done through a series of transition days for a full half term, longer if the nurseries / parents/carers feel it is required. These are timetabled so that children can have an experience of either end of the school day including lunch. Children with SEND and parents/carers meet with the class teacher and have the opportunity to discuss the needs of the child and discuss any relevant reports or work that has been done with the child.
How we support children/young people with SEN moving between classes in our school
Annual transition meetings are held between class teachers. This is an opportunity to discuss previous support given through the year and suggestions for the upcoming year. There is an opportunity for parents/carers to meet with the class teacher to discuss the needs of their child. Children also take part in transition activities between classes.
How we support children/young people with SEN leaving our school
Children with SEND are given an extensive level of support before they leave for their new school. We work closely with parents to help this be as smooth a transition as possible. Children engage in transition work with the SENCO from their chosen Secondary School if required. There is also opportunity for both
and discuss the needs of the child. Any documentation, e.g. support plans are passed up to the next school that the child will attend.