Entry to St Mary's Catholic Primary Academy:
If there are concerns about a child before they enter our school, or if a SEND has already been identified, transition visits will be arranged as necessary. It may be appropriate for the SENDCO or new Class Teacher to visit the previous provision before the child joins our school, or for planning meetings to be arranged between families and key staff.
Internal Transition e.g. new class, new key stage:
All children have the opportunity to meet with their new class teacher in the summer term. For some children, it will be appropriate for further opportunity to meet new staff, or to spend time in their new classroom. Photographs may be shared of the new learning environment. Planning meetings may be held with families and any external agencies that are involved with a child to ensure all transitions are smooth.
External Transition: e.g. new school, high school.
Other schools will have their own transition plans in place and we will work with them to ensure a child is comfortable with the move to a new school. We will share information with key staff at the new school, and all records will be passed on to the new provision. There may be a need for additional transition to take place and these are arranged by the SENDCO in the final summer term of Year 6.