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How will the school prepare and support my child to join the school?

First and foremost, we will liaise with you as parents/carers to plan for a smooth transition to our school.

If your child is due to join our school at the start of September in Reception year we will also liaise closely with your child’s nursery/pre-school. If your child is due to join us during a school year, or at any other time during their school career, we will liaise closely with their previous school. We will also liaise with any other professionals who have been involved in their educational provision or meeting their additional needs such as health visitors, speech and language therapists etc.

These discussions will enable us to plan a suitable transition programme for your child, depending on their needs. This may include:

  • extra visits to our school before your child’s start date
  • meeting significant members of staff such as their class teacher or teaching assistant
  • taking photographs of areas of the school which will be important to your child e.g. classroom, hall, toilets and playground
  • ensuring the correct resources are available and reasonable adaptations to the school environment have been made e.g. installing extra hand rails on the stairs or a Soundfield system in your child’s classroom
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