St Joseph's Catholic Primary School

'Love Jesus, Love Learning, Love Life'

01942 606395

enquiries@admin.saintjosephs.wigan.sch.uk

What will happen when my child moves school?

How will we support your child when they are leaving this school? Or moving to another class?

We recognise that transitions can be difficult for a child with SEND and take steps to ensure that any transition is a smooth as possible.

  • If your child is moving child to another school:

    • We will contact the school SENCO or Inclusion Manager and ensure he/she knows about any special arrangements or support that need to be made for your child.

    • We will make sure that all records about your child are passed on as soon as possible.

  • When moving classes in school:

    • Information will be passed on to the new class teacher IN ADVANCE and in most cases, a planning meeting will take place with the new teacher. All IEPs will be shared with the new teacher.

    • If your child would be helped by a book to support them understand moving on then it will be made for them.

  • In Year 6:

    • The Inclusion Manager will attend the Primary Transition meeting to discuss the specific needs of your child with the SENCO/Inclusion Manager of their secondary school.

    • Your child will do focused learning about aspects of transition to support their understanding of the changes ahead.

    • Where possible your child will visit their new school on several occasions and in some cases staff from the new school will visit your child in this school.