SEND Information Report 10
10. How will Malden Manor prepare and support my child to transfer to a school or the next stage of education and life?
- We recognise that transition, for whatever reason, can produce anxieties and worries for both the families and children where there is a special educational need and aim to offer whatever support is required to ensure transition is as smooth as possible
- If your child is
- moving to or from another school:
- We receive/make contact the school’s SENCo and ensure information is shared regarding any special arrangements or supports that need to be made for your child
- We will ensure that all records about your child are passed on/ received as soon as possible
- 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. All Personal Provision Plans will be shared with the new teacher
- A ‘transition book’ will be made for children who we feel would benefit and visits to the new classroom will be timetabled to help familiarise and reduce anxieties
in Year 6 - moving to Secondary School:
- Our Inclusion Leader/ SENCo attends a local Authority ‘Transition Day’ which provides opportunity to discuss specific needs of any child with a special educational need, with the SENCo and transition/year 7 teacher of the secondary school they will be moving to
- If appropriate, children can take part in a small group within school, to support their understanding of the changes ahead.
- Before transfer, discussion takes place with each child, to find out their views, including what they would like their new schools or new class teacher to know about themselves, what helps them learn and how they would like to be supported
- This may include creating a ‘Communication Passport’ which includes information about themselves for their new school
- Where possible children will visit their new school on several occasions and usually staff from the new school will visit Malden Manor to speak with transferring pupils
- Class teacher and SENCo/ Inclusion Leader will meet or speak with the appropriate professional at the secondary school and pass information needed, to ensure that the child and family have the right support and provision in their new setting
- We realise each child has different needs and recognise that for some a more personalised approach may be needed. We would therefore encourage parents to discuss their views with the Inclusion Leader/SENCo so we can work together to ensure the right support is in place.