How will the school prepare and support my child to join the school and transfer to a new one?

When a child joins the school in Year R there is a rigorous transition process in place. The child is visited at their nursery setting and the class teacher speaks to the key worker about each child. Parents and children are invited into school for an open evening and then an open morning where children are with their own class teacher and the other children who will be in their class. Before the child starts school the class Teacher and Teaching Assistant do a home visit to find out as much information as possible about the child and their family.

When a child joins in Year 1 or 2 there is an assessment process in place and this includes a home visit so that parents have a chance to speak to school staff in their own environment.

When children are ready to move to junior school there is a transition process in place. If a child is on the SEND register Mrs Turner contacts the Inclusion manager in the new school and a personalised transition programme is written to meet the child’s needs.

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