10. How do we prepare children with AN for transition to high school?

 

Children and young people with AN can become particularly anxious about “moving on” so we seek to support successful transition by:

When moving forms in school: All children will participate in Transition Days to meet their new teacher and get to know the classroom. We will share all information about special arrangements and support that has been made to help your child achieve their learning goals with their new teacher

When moving to another school: We will contact the new school Special Educational Needs Co-ordinator and share information about special arrangements and support that has been made to help your child achieve their learning goals.

We will ensure that all records are passed on as soon as possible.

 

In year 6 - 7 transition:

All pupils will attend Transition Days at the new school. Prior to any Transition Days at the new school, the Assistant Head (Inclusion) will contact the Special Educational Needs Co-ordinator at the new school and share information about special arrangements and support that has been made to help your child achieve their learning goals. In the case of children with an EHCP or Statement, the new school Special Educational Needs Co-ordinator will be invited to attend the year 6 annual review.

We will ensure that all records are passed on as soon as possible.

 

We may also arrange:

    • visits from staff from the new school to our school prior to transition to meet and/or observe the pupil in class; and/or
    • additional transition visits to the new school; and/or
    • additional multi-agency meetings to create a more detailed “transition plan” which may include ‘My New School’ books (with photographs, maps etc.), a staggered entry into the new school, home visits by the new school staff and any necessary adaptations or equipment requirements.

 

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