We recognize that transitions can be difficult for a child with SEND and take steps to ensure that any transition is as smooth as possible.
How we will support children with SEND when they are moving on to another class or leaving this school:
Our Transition Process
Moving from one phase of education to another can be daunting for all children and to support the changes we have a well-established transition process. Children who move from infants to juniors will be offered visits, to meet new staff and parents will be invited into school. Children who need greater support during transition will be offered the tools they need such as photo albums of new school, books about moving schools and extra visits.
Consett Academy offer transition days and access to the school from year 4 onwards, allowing children to become familiar with staff and premises. During the summer term children will have taster sessions at the school and we organise more visits for children who may need more support with the move. This process is repeated for other local secondary schools.
Children with additional needs will be offered close support from school through personal books, extra visits and meetings with new staff. Staff will meet with inclusion officers and share information about each child in order for the transition to be as smooth as possible.
If you would like to discuss your SEND requirements in detail please contact the school to arrange an appointment.