Arrangements for supporting transitions for children with significant SEND
How will the school help my child to manage the transitions into the school, into a new class or on to a different school?
We firmly believe in using the Team Around the Child approach at all stages of a child’s time with us at Lawn. This means we work together with the family and all of the other practitioners working with them to plan, deliver and review an action plan that is based on the family’s priorities. Relationships are central to this approach – building connections between you and the school, as well as trust and openness.
At times of transition, whether into the school or on to secondary, we meet together as soon as possible to plan the kinds of experiences that the child and family would feel would best help making the transition go as smoothly as possible. It is particularly important for secondary transfer that we include the child as much as possible in the transition and they participate in making the decisions about what works for them.
When your child moves classes in school:
- Information is passed in advance to the new class teacher and a planning meeting takes place.
- All of the individualised planning is shared with the new teacher so they know what has been tried, what’s worked and what’s next for your child
- He/she visits and meets with their new teacher before the end of the school year
- Any external professionals working with your child advise the new teacher of the extra help your child needs to make progress
If your child is moving to another school:
- We contact that school’s SENDCo and ensure he/she knows about any special arrangements or support that need to be made for your child
- We make sure that all records about your child are passed on as soon as possible.