How will we support your child with identified special needs starting at school?

  • We will first invite you to visit the school (with your child if appropriate) to have a look around and speak to staff
  • Once we have your child’s papers from the Special Educational Needs department at the Local Authority, we will offer you a home visit. In most cases it will be your child’s class teacher who will come to visit you at home to talk to you about your child and his/her needs
  • We will visit your child if they are attending another provision
  • If your child has medical needs, someone from the nursing team will also get in touch with you
  • If your child is coming from a mainstream or other special school we will arrange a series of transition visits with a familiar adult from the setting that they currently attend
  • Most of our children come to school using school transport. We will arrange this for you
  • We will invite you to come in with your child on the first day to help settle him/her in
  • If it is appropriate for your child we will provide them with a transition book prior to starting to help them know what to expect
  • We may suggest adaptations to the settling-in period to help your child to settle more easily
  • We will have a base-line meeting after your child has been with us for approximately 8 weeks so that we can talk about your child and you can share your aspirations for him/her. We will then set targets together.