We recognize that transitions can be difficult for a child with SEND and take steps to ensure that any transition is as smooth as possible.
How we will support children with SEND when they are moving on to another class or leaving this school:
In the summer term before children transfer to their new school we organise transition visits with the schools. This involves a member of staff from the new school visiting the nursery, to introduce themselves to the children. This is then followed up by visit/s to the new school to meet the staff, see the rooms and help them to become familiar with the new environment and the staff.
The organisation of transition for SEND children is an extension of this system. Children with SEND may require additional support when moving to their new school from Oxclose Nursery and we work with staff at the new school to ensure this is as a supportive and seamless move for the child and family. As soon as possible, key workers of SEND children will discuss the options available to parents when choosing a school for their child and it is possible for staff to visit settings alongside parents to give advice and support.
Once a place has been offered, the key workers will contact the school and set up a number of dates to visit with the child, to help familiarise them with the new environment and staff. The number of visits varies from child to child and is negotiated with parents. In addition, we ensure that staff from both schools meet so they can share records and key information about the child’s needs, use of equipment, strategies for teaching, agencies involved and so on. This support can continue early into the Autumn term if necessary and staffing permits.
If you would like to discuss your SEND requirements in detail please contact the school to arrange an appointment.