Normanton Altofts Junior School

SEN Transition

How we support children/young people with SEN starting at our school 

Before children start in Year 3 we encourage visits to school so that they can get to know the environment and staff during transition day.  Their new class teacher will go to visit them in their familiar setting.

We ask parents/carers to share relevant information about their children with us, so that we can provide any support necessary. We explain to all new families about our SEN procedures and that they will be involved and supported at all stages.


How we support children/young people with SEN moving between classes in our school 

As an inclusive school, transition does not normally cause any problems. Children work with all staff across the year, and all staff know the needs of all children. Pupil progress is discussed as a whole staff, as are the needs of any SEN or other vulnerable children.

Where children have specific needs, they will often make additional visits to their new classroom, and may be given a photo reminder of each area/teacher for the holiday period.

At the end of the summer term, all children make the transition to their new class for a day. This gives us the opportunity for children to settle into new groups and to meet their teacher. We also place support staff in their new roles for the coming year.


How we support children/young people with SEN leaving our school 

We support children moving to our  local Secondary schools.

Each school makes its own transition arrangements, however our Year 6 teachers meets with either the Year 7 lead, the transition manager or the SENCO of each school where needed. Individual child profiles are completed with all relevant information for transfer to the school.

If you would like to discuss your SEND requirements in detail please contact the school to arrange an appointment.