In Witton Gilbert Primary School we know how important a successful transition is to our pupils with SEN. We are keen to involve parents/carers as much as possible in their child's transition into the next year group.
The children spend one week during the summer term with their new teacher. We invite parents/carers to visit school during this week. This opportunity involves looking around your child's new classroom, being introduced to staff and having the chance to discuss any concerns you may have about your child's transtion into their next class.
Parent's Evening is planned for the Autumn term where the transition period is discussed, reviewed and evaluated.
The period of transition depends on the individual needs of your child and therefore, we provide an adapted timetable for those who we feel will benefit from an enhanced transition.
Staff have also taken opportunities to visit and work closely with our feeder secondary schools and local SEN schools to acquire a more indepth knowledge of their routines, systems and ethos. This also gives staff an opportunity to see what provision the schools have in place and how best to support your child for the transition into Year 7. Staff are willing to arrange and accompany children and/or parents/carers to their new school. Where possible all involved staff will attend the Year 6 Annual Review to meet you and your child. At this meeting we hope to ease any worries or concerns you may have during your child's transition to their new school.