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Answer 11

How will the school prepare and support my child to join the school, transfer to a new setting or to the next stage of education and life?


At the transition from Key Stage 1 to Key Stage 2, the SENCO and the Year 3 teachers meet regularly with the SENCO and teachers at the Infant School to discuss the needs of any children with SEND who will be moving to the Junior School.  Additional transition arrangements are made to support the child’s transition to Junior School.  This could include: additional visits, making a photo book with information about the school; additional meetings with parents/ carers, etc.  


At the transition from Key Stage 2 to Key Stage 3, the SENCO and Year 6 teachers meet throughout Year 6 with the teachers at the local secondary schools.  Additional transition arrangements are made with the secondary school to support children with the move to secondary school.  Meetings will also be held with parents/ carers to discuss the best way to support their child in this important move.  


If a child is moving to a new school for other reasons, similar arrangements will be made to those mentioned above.  School records regarding the provision given to support your child at school (including Inclusion Passports) will be passed onto the child’s new school. 


Further information regarding schools and other support available in the local area for children with SEND can be found on Derbyshire’s Local Offer website: