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How will the school prepare and support a child with SEND through periods of transition?

All children can find periods of transition nerve-wracking. The Headteacher and staff at Handale Primary School will plan such transition periods so that the level of anxiety is minimised, while celebrating the end of one phase of a child’s education and the start of another.

Periods of transition occur throughout a child’s time in school. It is not just the move from one phase of education to another (such as the movement from primary school to secondary school) that requires careful planning. Periods of transition can include:

  • Moving classes at the end of a school year
  • Moving from one teaching group to another
  • The appointment of a new member of staff
  • Moving from packed lunches to school dinners
  • Change of routine (timings, personnel, resources)

Children with SEND can find even the smallest change of routine difficult to cope with. These children will be given the highest priority when planning for any transition in school. Time will be dedicated to ensuring the child understands the purpose of the transition and allowing them to experience the changes in small degrees until they are comfortable with the change.

Handale Primary will continue to support its pupils in any new environment while this is considered beneficial.

The school will consult with and involve parents/carers in all aspects of transition planning for a child with SEND.

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