At Acre Rigg Academy we recognise how important a successful transition is to our pupils with additional needs.
Some children may require alternative enhanced mainstream provision and school will support parents through the admission process and visits.
The period of transition depends on the individual needs of the pupil. If it is felt appropriate secondary school colleagues will attend Annual Reviews to meet the current class teacher, parents and most importantly the pupil. We have found this strategy particularly useful in easing any worries or concerns parents and pupils may have. We are particularly keen to involve parents/carers as much as possible in their child’s transition to secondary school. School staff will take opportunities to work alongside parents/carers to visit secondary schools in advance of secondary placement applications being submitted to the Local Authority.
This ensures parents/carers can make the most informed placement decision for their child. When a secondary school has been allocated to the child, parents are fully involved and consulted at all stages of the transition process.
•Pupils and Parents invited for transition meeting
SENCo visits to gather relevant information on SEND children.
If you would like to discuss your SEND requirements in detail please contact the school to arrange an appointment.
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