Changing classes and moving school

We recognise that transition can be difficult for a child with SEND and we take steps to ensure that any transition is as smooth as possible.

  • For pupils joining Greenbank in the Foundation Stage a carefully planned transition from Early Years Settings is co-ordinated by the EYFS teachers.
  • All Early Years Settings are visited by a member of the EYFS staff and SENCO where necessary.
  • For some pupils it will be necessary to hold school meetings with parents and SENCO to ensure an easy transition. Outside agencies may also be asked to attend any relevant meetings.
  • Review meetings may be held once a child has started.
  • All pupils entering the EYFS begin on a graduated timetable working towards attending full time. 
  • SENCO may contact any previous schools relevant to the child to establish the pupil’s individual learning needs and ensure equivalent provision.

Year 6 Transition –

 SEN coordinators from secondary schools visit school to discuss the individual learning needs of all pupils with SEND. Current intervention, support and resources being used at Greenbank will be discussed so that a successful transition to secondary school can occur.

Pupils with SEND may be offered additional visits to their secondary school to build and help secure a more successful transition to Key Stage 3. These visits may be supported by a member of staff from Greenbank.

All files and information including reports from other professionals will be transferred between settings to help inform the transfer.

We have regular consultation meetings with our Educational Psychologist, Social, Emotional Behaviour Support team and a member of the Learning Support Services to discuss pupils with SEND. Following this meeting we may ask parents permission to seek further professional support /advice.

Greenbank will use its best endeavours’ to meet your child’s needs. However, it may be felt following full consultation with you and other professionals working with your child, that an alternative provision is in your child’s best interests for now and possibly in the future. If this is the case, then we may consider an alternative placement.