At Lumley Infant and Nursery School, we work hard to ensure a smooth and successful transition for children in our school.
How we support children/young people with SEN starting at our school
We have transition sessions for children starting our Nursery, and parents attend these as well so we are able to ensure that we know the children and their needs. We work with parents if children need longer to settle in.
As an Infant and Nursery School, in the summer term, we organise transition visits with our main feeder nursery schools and other pre-school providers. Our Reception teachers visit these providers to familiarise with the children and speak to the staff. Children with SEND may require additional support when moving to their new school and we work with parents / carers, staff at the nurseries and previous schools to ensure this is as supportive to parents and seamless for the child as possible.
How we support children/young people with SEN moving between classes in our school
Transition visits are organised in the summer term before children move to a new class. We organise more sessions for SEND children if needed and provide transition booklets for them to take home to allow them to get to know their new class and staff. Staff work closely with parents and if needed a transition meeting will be arranged.
How we support children/young people with SEN leaving our school
Year 2 children take part in a structured programme of visits to the Junior School. This involves members of staff accompanying the children on a visit to their new school and helping them to settle into the new environment and meet the staff. We have a close working relationship with Lumley Junior School and in the Summer term, our SENDCo will meet with Year Three teachers and the SENDCo from the Junior School to discuss the children who will be joining their school, what support is in place and what is working well, to ensure a smooth transition.
If a child has complex needs or will attend a different setting, their transition meeting may take place earlier in the year to allow the planning to start as soon as possible. A transition meeting may also be necessary with parents and other agencies.