When children move between EYFS, KS1, KS2 and KS3 (Secondary School) the school put additional support in place to ensure that children's needs are met and progress is maintained. Details relating to each stage of transition can be found in the academy's transition policy. For some pupils with SEN the normal transition process will be sufficient to meet their needs and ensure continuity of progress (both academic and social). For some pupils they will require some enhanced transition and this is planned on an individual basis alongside the pupils, their parents and Secondary colleagues. Examples of previously successful strategies include additional visits with specific focuses, opportunities to meet key members of staff and buddy systems with older pupils.
When a pupil transfers between schools mid key stage, we plan a personal process to meet the needs of that specific child. This may include extra visits and work to ensure that key information is passed on.