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Question 12 – How will Holme Hall Primary School support a SEND child when they are joining the school, leaving the school or moving to another class?

Answer 12

We know that transitions can be difficult for a child with SEND 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 will visit pre-schools when appropriate.

  • Your child will be able to visit our school and stay for taster sessions, if this is appropriate.


    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 needs 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 to the new school.


    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. IEP s will be shared with the new teacher.


    In Year 6:


  • The SENCO will discuss the specific needs of your child with the SENCO of the appropriate secondary school. In most cases a transition review meeting to which you will be invited will take place with the SENCO from the new school.

  • 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, and in some cases staff from the new school will visit your child in this school.

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