If any children with SEND leave Windy Arbor we find out where they are going to and ensure that their SEN file of information goes with them. If the child’s needs are more severe we aim to speak personally to the SENCO at the receiving school to outline the provision that was made for that child.
If a child with SEND needs to transfer to or from Windy Arbor, we try to put in place an appropriate transition process that can include visits here, a book of photos of people and places that the child will need to be familiar with, a tour of the school and meetings between key members of staff and parents. We aim to make transitions smooth and reduce stress as far as possible.
We support the transition of children with SEND to secondary school in a variety of ways.
- In Year 5 we can support parents and children with thinking through the options and identifying and visiting appropriate schools
- In Year 6 once we know what school a child has a place at we can arrange for as many transition visits as we feel are necessary both by the child to the school and by school staff to the child.
As with most things in SEND, there is not ‘one size fits all’. A transition process will be negotiated between us, the parents and child and the receiving school. We will do all we can to make this experience as positive as possible.