We recognise that transitions can be difficult for a child with SEND and take steps to ensure that any transition is as smooth as possible.
How we will support children with SEND when they are moving on to another class or leaving this school:
At St. Patrick’s RCVA Primary School, we fully support transition arrangements for all our pupils, regardless of the school to which they transfer.
We have very good transition arrangements in place to support transition to our main feeder secondary school and work collaboratively with other settings to which our pupils may transfer. For pupils with SEND, these arrangements are enhanced to support their move.
Where Annual Reviews are appropriate (for those pupils with a Education, Healthcare Plan), secondary school colleagues will attend meetings.
We will also support parents in making informed decisions about the school to which their child will transfer if parents so wish.
Support for transition for each Year Group is planned to take place during the summer term each year. This includes a ‘Moving Up Day” when pupils have the opportunity to spend some time with the class to which they will belong in the September. Pupils known to be transferring to our school in the September are invited to take part in this day.
Children starting our Reception Class are provided with the following opportunities:
- Parents’ Information morning in June.
- Reception teacher visits our main feeder nursery.
- Children make three visits to Reception during the summer term.
At St. Patrick’s RCVA Primary School we have a flexible approach. For pupils with particular needs, transition arrangements are enhanced and additional visit opportunities or multi-agency meetings are organised where appropriate.
If you would like to discuss your SEND requirements in detail please contact the school to arrange an appointment.