SEN Transition

A Melrose Learning Trust School

How we support children/young people with SEN starting at our school 

Before children start in our Early Years setting we encourage visits to the school so that they can get to know the environment and staff. Our Reception Class teacher will also go to visit children in their Nursery (familiar setting).

We ask parents/carers to share relevant information about their children with us, so that we can provide any support necessary. We explain to all new families about our SEN procedures and that they will be involved and supported at all stages.  We request any SEN information from Nursery settings to assist with the transition to our school.

How we support children/young people with SEN moving between classes in our school 

Our school is quite small and transition does not normally cause any problems. Children work with all staff across the year, and all staff are generally aware of the needs of all children.

Where children have specific needs, they will often make additional visits to their new classroom, and can be provided a transition booklet to support further.

At the end of the summer term, all children make the transition to their new class for at least two days. This gives us the opportunity for children to settle into new groups and to meet their teacher. We also place support staff in their new roles for the coming year.

How we support children/young people with SEN leaving our school 

We support children when moving to local Secondary schools.

Each school makes its own transition arrangements, however our Year 6 teacher meets with either the Year 7 lead, the transition manager or the SENCO of each school where needed. Individual child profiles are completed with all relevant information for transfer to the school. Children with SEN or who are more vulnerable, are highlighted and we support any further transition arrangements to support these pupils.

If you would like to discuss your SEND requirements in detail please contact the school to arrange an appointment.