Aycliffe Village Primary & Nursery School

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Aycliffe Village, Newton Aycliffe, Darlington DL5 6LG


01325 300227

SEN Transition

How we support children/young people with SEN starting at our school 

We liaise directly with parents as well as previous nurseries and settings to ensure that we fully understand the needs of children starting at our school and can give them the full support they need. We visit children at their nursery before they start. School staff talk to nursery workers to ensure they have a clear picture of the needs of each child. We ensure that parents have the opportunity to ask any questions they wish and express any concerns they may have at a parents meeting.

The child is encouraged to visit the school for a look round with their parent where they can have a tour of the school and meet their class teacher before they start. In EYFS, the child comes in for 2 short, sessions before starting school officially.

We request the relevant paperwork from the previous school to ensure a smooth transition between schools.


How we support children/young people with SEN moving between classes in our school 

We have 2 “moving up” mornings where children spend time with their new teacher in preparation for the new school year. Staff meet to discuss with the next teacher before the end of the academic year and can talk about SEN pupils in detail, passing on what works well.


How we support children/young people with SEN leaving our school 

Children spend time, at least 1 day, at their new school before leaving permanently. Extra transition is arranged if it is felt the child would benefit from it. Our SENCO will contact the SENCO of the new school to discuss any specific needs and pass on strategies for supporting the child to ensure stability and consistency for the child.


If you would like to discuss your SEND requirements in detail please contact the school to arrange an appointment.