How we support children/young people with SEN starting at our school
If your child joins our school during a Key Stage or mid-way through the academic year, systems are in place to aid their transition from their previous school. When you visit our school, the Head Teacher, Mr Wallbanks, will give you a tour and your child will have opportunities to see their new classroom and meet their teacher. If your child has SEND, our SENCO will liaise with the SENCO from your child’s previous school to ensure that we have the required information to enable us to support your child fully. It would be beneficial if you could discuss your child’s needs with us and share any information you have when you visit.
How we support children/young people with SEN moving between classes in our school
At Walworth we work closely within each year group so children become familiar with each staff team. Children are given the opportunity to take part in ‘Moving Up’ where children spend time with their new class teacher in their new classroom. During the summer term staff meet to share information and for those children who require provision that is additional to or different from quality first teaching we make additional arrangements to support these children through the transition. This can include spending additional time in their new classroom, visiting their new classroom with their current member of support staff, beginning transition arrangements earlier in the Summer Term or photographs of their new classroom to take home and talk about with Parents and Carers during the Summer holidays. The support provided is tailored to the needs of individual children and will be discussed with parents and carers and the child.
How we support children/young people with SEN leaving our school
We have excellent links with a number of our specialist feeder secondary schools that offer similar provision. We support children at every stage of their school career and we plan for the transition to each key stage and comprehensive school to be as smooth and as worry-free as possible. Secondary school staff visit our Year 6 children throughout the year and plan a number of visits to their new school. We hold meetings with transition staff to discuss the children’s academic needs and how best their needs can be catered for in their new school. We can arrange additional visits for those children who may benefit from this. We talk to the SENCO’s in these schools to ensure that the support the children receive at our school continues into the next phase of their education.
If you would like to discuss your SEND requirements in detail please contact the school to arrange an appointment.