How we support children/young people with SEN starting at our school
We work in partnership with our feeder infant schools, with parents/carers and outside agencies to enable us to have knowledge of children’s needs prior to them starting at South Stanley Juniors, enabling us to support children with additional needs as soon as they enter the school.
New starters are provided with the following opportunities:
- Parent Open Information Event
- Children’s visits to Year 3 in the Summer Term
- Whenever beneficial, additional visits into school or home visits can be arranged to offer further support
How we support children/young people with SEN moving between classes in our school
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. Class teachers ensure all information regarding a child with SEND is shared with new class teachers to ensure full understanding of a child’s needs. Our SENCO will also support with this.
Transition to Key Stage 3
Moving to secondary school is daunting for some children. Through the strong relationships we have forged with all secondary schools in our area we are able to ensure a smooth transition to Key Stage 3.
Irrespective of the secondary placement you have chosen, we will work with the school to prepare your child for their move. This includes numerous planned visits, many of which parents will accompany them on. For children that will benefit from additional transition support, we will arrange additional visits and informal meetings with new teachers and nurture group staff. If it is felt appropriate new school colleagues will attend EHCP Annual Reviews or SEN Support Review Meetings to meet the parents and most importantly the pupil. If you have any concerns about your child’s transition to secondary school please contact their teacher in the first instance.
If you would like to discuss your SEND requirements in detail please contact the school to arrange an appointment.