At West Cornforth Primary School we recognise how important a successful transition is to our pupils with additional needs.
We work in partnership with our feeder secondary schools to provide an enhanced level of transition [funded by the Community Of Learning [COL]] for all year 6 pupils and extra support for those we deem in need. This may take the form of additional visits for pupils, one to one/small group working with secondary school staff or pupil mentoring from secondary schools.
The period of transition depends on the individual needs of the pupil. If it is felt appropriate secondary school colleagues will attend Annual Reviews or EHCP meetings to meet the current class teacher, parents and most importantly the pupil. We have found this strategy particularly useful in easing any worries or concerns parents and pupils may have. We are particularly keen to involve parents/carers as much as possible in their child’s transition to secondary school. School staff will take opportunities to work alongside parents/carers to visit secondary schools in advance of secondary placement applications being submitted to the local Authority.
This ensures parents/carers can make the most informed placement decision for their child. When a secondary school has been allocated to the child, parents are fully involved and consulted at all stages of the transition process.
We also ensure a smooth transition occurs from year group to year group by pupils visiting their new classroom and being taught by their new teacher for at least a day at the end of the Summer Term.
New starters for Reception and Nursery children are provided with the following opportunities:
- Parent Open Information Event
- Children’s visits to Reception class teacher
At West Cornforth Primary School we have a flexible approach and additional or multi-agency meetings can be organised if required.
If you would like to discuss your SEND requirements in detail please contact the school to arrange an appointment.