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We aim to make times of transition as easy as possible for the children and young people in our school.

When starting at our school we:

  • Meet with the child or young person and their parents to talk about their needs and answer any questions about our school
  • Meet with staff at the child or young person’s previous school or setting
  • Provide the child or young person with a transition book that has photographs of the key staff and areas around school
  • Read reports from people who have worked with the child or young person
  • Arrange visits to our school so the child or young person gets to see it before they start properly
  • Give any adults working with the child or young person a one page profile or pupil passport describing the things that help  to support them in school

When moving to a new year group we:

  • Introduce the child or young person to their new teacher individually if appropriate.
  • If appropriate, provide the child or young person with an updated transition book that has photographs of the key staff and areas around school to look at during the school holidays.
  • Talk to the child or young person and their family so we can answer any questions they may have about the new year group
  • Give any adults working with the child or young person a one page profile or pupil passport describing the things that help  to support them in school
  • When moving to a new school we:
  • Hold a transition review and invite key staff from the new school
  • Talk to key staff at the new school about things that help the child or young person to learn well and be happy at school
  • Arrange extra visits to the new school with a member of staff from our school if that is what the child or young person wants
  • Talk to the child or young person and their family so we can answer any questions they may have about the new school

Transition Policy