Transitions can be a difficult time for everyone, particularly for children with SEND. This toolbox is a pack of resources to make the move into Reception as smooth as possible.
The principles of a good transition are:
- all children and families receive a warm welcome in their new setting
- feelings and relationships are at the heart of every transition
- transitions are well planned in advance and involve everyone working with the child
- everyone takes responsibility to provide timely information and works together to secure a smooth transition
In the toolkit are:
- Reception Transition - A nursery perspective (PDF, 17KB)
- Top Tips leaflet for parents and carers of children starting school (PDF, 911KB)
- Transition to Primary School for children with SEND - Parent's story (PDF, 25KB)
- A guide to understanding the transition into Reception (PDF, 669KB)
- Questions you may want to ask when visiting a school (PDF, 48KB)
- Attachment and Transition leaflet (PDF, 4346KB)
- Where to get more help (PDF, 210KB)
- Example of a One Page Profile (PDF, 87KB)
- Guidance for parents of summer born children (PDF, 239KB)
- Starting school with an EHC - FAQs document (PDF, 75KB)
Other useful sources of information are the school admissions page and our Choosing Positive Futures Presentation 2021 (PDF, 475KB).
See also: Early years education and childcare
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