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Transition for a child with SEND

Transition for a child with SEND


At Colburn, we understand that any transition point causes anxiety for some parents and children. This can be particularly concerning if your child has SEND. We aim to make all transitions as seamless as possible by ensuring that the receiving staff have as much knowledge and information as possible.


Moving into Colburn Community Primary School 


The staff at Colburn Community Primary place emphasis on getting to know all the children coming into school. As part of this process the teachers and the SENDCo liaise with the pre-school providers who already know the children well. They also offer home visits where they can talk to you in the comfort of the home.

They take these opportunities to meet the children and discuss any children with SEND, Identifying any support that is already in place or may be needed in the future. Records are transferred up with the children and support continued where necessary.

During the child’s early days in school staff make observations and assessments, which act as a marker to measure progress against at a later date.


Moving on to Secondary School


We believe it is very important to prepare all of our children for their transition to secondary school at the end of Year 6. Our Year 6 staff work with many secondary schools to provide a range of transition activities over the summer term, which all children take part in.


This is a challenging time for all children and their families, but we understand that it can be a particularly worrying time for children who need extra support or have additional needs and they may need a little extra transition support