08 Transition

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

From primary to secondary:

A transition protocol has been agreed with all of our feeder primary schools, to provide additional transition support for students who would benefit from enhanced transition.  The transition process is helped by the Community of Learning Transition Assistants, who work in our feeder primary schools from February each year, supporting and getting to know students. They help gather information about SEND students and also provide additional transition support for students who it is felt would benefit from enhanced transition. 

Alongside this, the SENCO's and designated Assistant Headteachers visit all of our primary feeder schools to gain as much information as possible about the students, including SEND information.

The SENCO's and Transition Assistants will also attend year 5 and year 6 annual review meetings where invited for EHC Plans and complex SEN Support students. This provides an excellent opportunity to answer any questions and ease any worries and concerns that students and/or parents/carers may have during this transition period.

All students are invited to attend Induction Day which allows students to experience sample lessons, designed to build self-confidence and familiarise themselves with Greenfield Community College.

We value the importance of including parents and carers as much as possible in their child’s transition to Greenfield. Parents are invited into school in the summer term of Year 6 for the Induction evening. This gives parents a further opportunity to look around the College, meet staff and discuss any concerns that they may have before their child starts in year 7.

From / to another school:

All students arriving at other times in their school career spend some time with Progress and Guidance, so we can best place them in their classes. Their support needs are identified following liaison with their previous school as well as parents and carers and an early assessment by subject teachers. Where a student transfers out from Greenfield to another secondary school we will support that school in its transition process.

From class to class or moving up:

Transitions from class to class, year to year or site to site are discussed and where necessary planned for by tutors, teachers, Progress and Guidance and the SENCO's. This would also be discussed as part of a young person's SEN review/s.

Educational Health Care Plan

Students with an  Education and Health Care Plan (EHCP) will have a transition review in year 8, guided options choices and further support through years 9, 10 and 11 to ensure that their EHC Plan is in place to support their transition to post 16 provision, adulthood and independent living.

SEN Support Plans

From year 8, students with a SEN Support Plan/Pupil Profile will also receive support with guided options choices and further support through years 9, 10 and 11 to ensure that their plan/profile supports their transition to post 16 provision and into adulthood and independent living.

From secondary to post 16 education

In preparation for transition at the end of Year 11, all SEND students are given priority in careers guidance support.

If your child has an EHC Plan, they meet with a caseworker from the Local Authority in year 10 and year 11 to create a plan for their post 16 education.

If your child does not have an EHC plan, a progression plan will be created with students, parents/carers, Progress and Guidance and the SENCO's.

In addition, key members of staff, including the SENCo's also attend a yearly 'Post 16 Transition Information Sharing Meeting' to meet with local post 16 providers to share information with them on all of our year 11 students who have applied for a place with them. This includes the sharing of information about our SEND young people.