At Greenland Community Primary School we recognise how important successful transition is to our pupils with additional needs.
Transition from Nursery to School
We work in partnership with our feeder nurseries and pre-schools, with parents and outside agencies to enable us to have knowledge of children’s needs prior to them starting at Greenland, enabling us to support children with additional needs as soon as they enter the school.
New starters for Reception children are provided with the following opportunities:
- Parent Open Information Event
- Children’s visits to Reception class in the Summer Term
- Nursery visits during Summer Term to get to know new starters
Transition to Different Year Groups
Transition for each year group takes place within the Summer term where children spend time with their new teacher in their new classroom environment. This allows both teacher and child to get to know each other and provides opportunities to identify individual strengths and development needs.
Transition Between Key Stage 1 and 2
The prospect of moving from Key Stage 1 to Key Stage 2 can be an anxious time for both children and parents. At Greenland we are committed to ensuring that this is as smooth and as free from difficulty as possible. To allow this to happen a great deal of thought, preparation and planning takes place to ensure that your child’s entry into Key Stage 2 is both successful and enjoyable. A clearly defined transition period takes place in the second half of the Summer term.
Transition to Key Stage 3
We also work in partnership with whichever schools our children move on to. We have close working relationships with all our local Secondary Schools. This takes the form of group visits for pupils or individual visits depending upon the child’s needs.
The period of transition depends on the individual needs of the pupil. If it is felt appropriate new school colleagues will attend Annual Reviews 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 a new school. School staff will take opportunities to work alongside parents/carers to visit their new school in advance of placement applications being submitted to the Local Authority.
This ensures parents/carers can make the most informed placement decision for their child. When a school has been allocated to the child, parents are fully involved and consulted at all stages of the transition process.
At Greenland we have a flexible approach and additional visit opportunities 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.