HOW WILL THE ACADEMY PREPARE AND SUPPORT MY CHILD/YOUNG PERSON TO JOIN THE SETTING/SCHOOL/COLLEGE OR THE NEXT STAGE OF EDUCATION AND LIFE?
How will the Academy prepare and support my child/young person to join the setting/school/college or the next stage of education and life?
The staff at our Academy work closely on transitions between classes. Children get to meet their new teachers and work in their classes when it is close to the end of the year. We create passports for specific children to share with their new teachers/ settings.
If children are moving to another setting, staff visit the setting with the children on a number of occasions if this can be arranged between both settings. The SENCo will meet and discuss individual children with the receiving SENCo so that they are aware of the individual needs of the children.
If we know a child is joining our academy and may need extra support, where possible a member of staff (usually the SENCo) will visit the child in their current setting. A transition time table will then be set up.
We expect all children to be as independent as possible. We will provide visual aids and timetables where appropriate and some children may have an allocated welfare support assistant. These children are still expected to be as independent and be responsible for their own learning.