St Mary’s Catholic Primary School, Cross Street, Chesterfield, S40 4ST

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St Mary's Catholic Primary School

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SEN Report – 12

Question 12

Question: How will we support your child when they are joining this school? Leaving this school? Or moving to another class?

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

If your child is joining us from another school:

• The SENCo and Foundation 2 staff will visit nurseries and also carryout home visits when appropriate.
• If your child would be helped by a passport to support them in understanding moving on, then one will be made for them.
• Your child will be able to visit our school and taster sessions over a period of a few weeks can be arranged to help them with their transition if necessary.

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 passport 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. Individual Education Plans IEPs will be shared with the new teacher.
• Parents meetings can also be arranged for the parent to share their concerns with the child’s new class teacher; these take place before the child starts any taster sessions with their new class teacher.
• If your child would be helped by a passport to support them in understanding 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. In some cases, a transition review meeting to which you will be invited will take place with the SENCo from the new school.
• The  SENCo at St Mary’s Catholic High school always tries to attend both the February and June IEP meetings so parents can discuss any concerns regarding transition.

• 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.
• If your child would be helped by a passport to support them in understanding moving on, then one will be made for them.