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How will Muscliff prepare and support my child to move on to another class/school?

We recognise that transitions can sometimes be a challenge for a child with SEND, and we take steps to ensure that any transition is as smooth as possible.

 

If your child is joining us from another school/pre-school:

  • Reception teachers & teaching assistants (if appropriate) visit children in their pre-school setting.
  • The SENCo will visit pre-schools with the Reception teacher, when appropriate.
  • If your child would be helped by a book/passport to support them in understanding moving on, then one will be made for them.
  • Your child will be able to visit our school, if this is appropriate.
  • We would meet with you ahead of the transition to ensure a planned and agreed approach. This would often involve the previous setting's staff too as they have invaluable knowledge and an understanding of your child in an educational environment.

 

If your child is moving to another school:

  • We will contact the school SENCo and ensure he/she knows about any special arrangements or support that need to be made for your child. Where possible, a planning meeting will take place with the SENCo from the new school.
  • We will make sure that all records about your child are passed on as soon as possible.
  • If your child would be helped by a book/passport to support them in understanding moving on, then one will be made for them.
  • Where appropriate and possible, additional visits to the new school can be facilitated.

 

When moving classes in school:

  • Information will be passed on to the new class teacher in advance and a planning meeting will take place with the new teacher. IEPs and Waves of Provision maps will be shared with the new teacher.
  • If your child would be helped by a book/passport to support them in understand moving on, then one will be made for them.
  • Where necessary, and a need is identified, we aim to ensure you can meet with your child's current and new class teacher together in order to further support the transition. Often the children will attend these meetings too.
  • The children have a taster session in their new classes before the summer holidays.
  • Where appropriate, additional visits are arranged for children who may need extra support in a new classroom environment.
  • Other areas such as the cloakrooms, toilets and any new doors in/out of school to be used, will be frequented and your child will become more familiar with any new areas to be used.

 

In Year 6:

  • Your child's class teacher attends a transition meeting with the secondary schools and transfers all information relating to your child, in person.
  • The SENCo will discuss the specific needs of your child with the SENCo of the child’s secondary school. In most cases, a transition review meeting to which you will be invited will take place with the SENCo from the new school.
  • Your child will participate in focused learning relating to aspects of transition, to support their understanding of the changes ahead. This will usually take place over the summer term before they move.
  • Where possible, your child will visit their new school, and in some cases staff from the new school will visit your child in this school.
  • If your child would be helped by a book/passport to support them in understand moving on, then one will be made for them.