At Willington Primary School we recognise how important a successful transition is to our pupils with additional needs. We want the process to be as easy and stress-free as possible.
We work in partnership with our feeder secondary schools to provide an enhanced level of transition for those who we feel would benefit from this. This may take the form of additional visits for pupils or one to one / small group working with secondary school staff.
The period of transition depends on the individual needs of the pupil. If it is felt appropriate secondary school colleagues will come into school to meet the current class teacher, parents and most importantly the pupil. We have found this strategy particularly useful in easing any worries or concerns parents and pupils may have.
Transition between Year Groups takes place so that children are familiar with the new classroom environment and organisation before the Summer break. As part of this transition each Year Group’s future teacher works alongside their current teacher for maths and English sessions to get to know the children and their working levels.
New starters for Reception children are provided with the following opportunities:
- Parent Information meeting
- Children’s visits to Reception class in the Summer Term
- ‘Stay and Play’ sessions for children and parents
We are extremely flexible and are prepared to organise extra transition sessions or meetings with external agencies to make transition as easy and stress-free as possible.
If you would like to discuss your SEND requirements in detail please contact the school to arrange an appointment.