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SEND Transition

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

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 document below outlines support available at key transition points.

If your child is moving child to another school:

We will contact the school SENCo and ensure that they knows about any special arrangements or support that need to be made for your child.

We will make sure that all records about your child are passed on as soon as possible.

When moving classes in school:

Information will be passed on to the new class teacher in the form of Pen Portraits. CPD time is used specifically for these handover sessions to take place with the new/existing teachers. SEND support plans are shared with the new teacher.

In Year 6:

There are a range of transition meetings between primary and secondary school staff. It may be necessary for pupils and parents/carers to attend transition meetings. Secondary school staff are invited to attend Statutory EHCP reviews for pupils in Year 6.

Focused learning opportunities about aspects of transition are provided by the primary and/or secondary school to support their understanding of the changes ahead.

Pupils will visit their new school on several occasions and in most cases, staff from the new school will visit your child at Bricknell.

Additional visits can be arranged for children who need extra time in their new school.

Barnardo’s run WRAP transition groups at Bricknell on a small group or whole class basis as appropriate.

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