How will the school
support my child in starting school and moving on?
We place huge importance
on ensuring that children are well prepared for the next stage in their
education and feel comfortable and supported through any transitions.
We arrange home visits
for all children starting in our nursery and reception (if they attended a
different nursery setting).
We have a full transition
programme between each key stage (Early Years to KS1; KS1 to KS2) which
includes parents meetings to explain the process.
For children that require
additional support with transition we prepare ‘Transition Books’ for them to
take home, including photos of their new classroom and teachers.
If your child has SEND
and transfers to Longshaw from another school, we will liaise with that school
to ensure that we are prepared to meet their needs.
We provide a ‘secondary
starters’ programme for children in addition to usual Secondary Transition
We invite staff from your
child’s new secondary school (usually the SENCo) to attend the termly review
meeting in the summer term in Year 6. Most secondary schools also provide
additional induction days for children with SEN.