We recognize 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 Dene House Primary School we recognise how important a successful transition is to our pupils with additional needs. Children with SEND are given an extensive level of support before they leave for a new school. The Inclusion Team work in close partnership with our feeder secondary schools to provide an enhanced level of transition for those who we feel would benefit from this. This may take the form of additional visits for pupils, one to one / small group working with secondary school staff or pupil mentoring from secondary schools.
The period of transition depends on the individual needs of the pupil. If it is felt appropriate secondary school colleagues will attend Annual Reviews to meet the current class teacher, parents and most importantly the pupil. We have found this strategy particularly useful in easing any worries or concerns parents and pupils may have. We are particularly keen to involve parents/carers as much as possible in their child’s transition to secondary school. School staff will take opportunities to work alongside parents/carers to visit secondary schools in advance of secondary placement applications being submitted to the Local Authority.
This ensures parents/carers can make the most informed placement decision for their child. When a secondary school has been allocated to the child, parents are involved and consulted at all stages of the transition process.
Class to class transition within school
Transition from each Year Group is supported so that the children have met with their new teachers and are familiar with the new classroom environment and organisation. Children spend a full day with their new class teacher in the summer term
New starters for Reception children are provided with the following opportunities:
- Parent Open Information Event
- Children’s visits to Reception class in the Summer Term
At Dene House Primary School we have a flexible approach and additional visits/opportunities or multi-agency meetings can be organised if required.
If you would like to discuss your SEND requirements in detail please contact the school to arrange an appointment.