At St. Andrew’s Primary School, we understand the importance of transition for all pupils, particularly those with additional needs. Every effort is made at all times to ensure that transition is as smooth and as successful as possible. Depending on the needs of a child, a more bespoke package for transition may be offered to ensure a successful transition. The needs of the child will always be of paramount importance.
How we support children/young people with SEN starting at our school
We work closely with local feeder nurseries and can arrange liaison with childminders and other services upon request. We have a school Health Visitor who will have previously visited the child in the home environment. Transition days are offered as part of our universal provision, although this can be tailored to meet the needs of the individual child if it is felt that additional days would be of benefit.
How we support children/young people with SEN moving between classes in our school
Children have the opportunity to visit their new class on transition days in the Summer Term. Teachers also meet to share information about those children who require additional support and to share effective provision.
How we support children/young people with SEN leaving our school
We work closely with local secondary schools to provide carefully planned support and consistency as part of the transition process. Where necessary, we can provide extra visits for some children or arrange outreach support from the secondary school. If a child has an Education, Health and Care Plan the Local Authority Case Worker will attend the child’s annual review to contribute to a smooth transition.
If you would like to discuss your SEND requirements in detail please contact the school to arrange an appointment.