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.
Links with our feeder and transfer schools are very good due to our close liaison with these schools. Staff from the school which our pupils are transferring to are invited to all review meetings in the year prior to their end of Key Stage transition. This ensures that Staff become aware of the needs of our pupils and can make adequate arrangements in readiness for the transition of our pupils. Staff from the Secondary Phase also spend time in our school with our school Staff familiarising themselves with individual needs. Pupils also participates in the transition arrangements of our Secondary schools, which includes for some children additional summer activities at the school which the child will be transferring to the following September.
In school transition between year groups and classes is also highly supported. Class teachers and support staff meet regularly in the half term prior to when the changes take place to discuss the needs of SEND children to gain an understanding of their needs. Staff will make contact with these children in order to build up relationships and to begin seeking additional support in order to meet their needs as staff working with them in the next academic year.
If pupils transfer mid-year to or from Cockton Hill Junior School Mrs E. Stevens and/or Mrs J. Cooper works with the relevant staff to ensure the child’s needs are met.
If you would like to discuss your SEND requirements in detail please contact the school to arrange an appointment.