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Changing classes and moving school

We recognise that transition can be difficult for a child with SEND, and we take steps to ensure that any change is as smooth as possible.

  • For pupils joining Woodlands in the Foundation Stage, a carefully planned transition from Early Years Settings is coordinated by the EYFS teachers.
  • All Early Years Settings are visited by a member of the EYFS staff and SENCO where necessary.
  • For some pupils, it will be necessary to hold school meetings with parents and SENCO to ensure an easy transition. Outside agencies may also be asked to attend any relevant discussions.
  • Review meetings may be held once a child has started.
  • All pupils entering the EYFS begin on a graduated timetable working towards attending full time.
  • SENCO may contact any previous schools relevant to the child to establish the pupil's individual learning needs and ensure equivalent provision.

Year 6 Transition –

 SEN coordinators from secondary schools visit the school to discuss the individual learning needs of all pupils with SEND. Current intervention, support, and resources being used at Woodlands will be addressed to transition to secondary school successfully.

Pupils with SEND may be offered additional visits to their secondary school to build and help secure a more successful transition to Key Stage 3. A member of staff from Woodlands may support these visits.

All files and information, including reports from other professionals, will be transferred between settings to help inform the transfer.

We have regular consultation meetings with our Educational Psychologist, Social, Emotional Behaviour Support team and a member of the Learning Support Services to discuss pupils with SEND. Following this meeting, we may ask parents permission to seek further professional support /advice.

Woodlands will use its best endeavours' to meet your child's needs. However, following full consultation with you and other professionals working with your child, it may be felt that an alternative provision is in your child's best interests for now and possibly in the future. If this is the case, then we may consider alternative placement.