How we support children/young people with SEN starting at our school
We offer flexible nursery provision with a high level of support for all of our pupils. We now offer two year old provision both privately and for those parents in receipt of a ‘golden ticket’ Children can enter nursery from the term after their third birthday and receive either 15 or 30 hours depending on eligibility. We are very proud of our transition between both our two year old provision and nursery and nursery into reception where all children are supported on an individual level.
All new Reception children are admitted annually into school in September. Transition arrangements being in July each year with children having the opportunity to spend time in their new classroom with peers and staff; as well as to stay for a school lunch. Staff will focus transition work on settling children into their new environment and giving children the opportunity to get to know their class group in advance of the start of the academic year.
If you require more information specific to EYFS transition then place contact our EYFS coordinator Charlotte Norman.
How we support children/young people with SEN moving between classes in our school
We support children to move positively between classes or between EMP and mainstream school. We do this with set routines in school so all children understand what is expected of them. We also provide children with SEN or social difficulties 1:1 support during transition periods.
How we support children/young people with SEN leaving our school
Admissions to Secondary schools are managed centrally by Durham County Council. A child transfers to Secondary school in September following his/her 11th birthday.
There are regular meetings between Headteachers and teachers to discuss transition arrangements for our children. Children are also given the opportunity to spend time and participate in exciting projects run by our local Secondary schools throughout the year.
If you would like to discuss your SEND requirements in detail please contact the school to arrange an appointment.