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Thornhill Avenue, Belper, Derbyshire DE56 1SH

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Email: info@herbertstrutt.derbyshire.sch.uk

Herbert Strutt Primary School

We Care, Challenge, Achieve and Open Minds

Question 11 

How will my child with SEND be supported when they are moving from or to another school or class?

 

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

 

If your child is joining us from another school:

  • The SENCo will visit pre-schools with the Foundation Stage Leader when appropriate.
  • Your child will be able to visit our school and stay for a taster session, if this is appropriate.
  • If your child would be helped by a transition book to support them in understanding moving on, then one will be made for them.

 

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 transition book to support them in understanding moving on, then one will be made for them.

 

When moving classes in school:

  • Information will be passed on to the new class teacher in advance and in most cases a planning meeting will take place with the new teacher. Pupil profiles will be shared with the new teacher.
  • If your child would be helped by a book to support them in understand moving on, then one will be made for them.

 

In Year 6:

  • The SENCo will discuss the specific needs of your child with the SENCo of the child’s secondary school.
  • Your child will participate in focused learning relating to aspects of transition, to support their understanding of the changes ahead.
  • Where possible, your child will visit their new school on several occasions, 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 to support them in understand moving on, then one will be made for them.