10. How are children supported through transition to a new school?

Before every child starts at Parkland Infant School, the Reception teachers meet parents and children at open evenings, taster sessions and home visits.

The Reception teachers also visit the main feeder pre-schools.

If you feel your child will need extra support or equipment this will be discussed and, if outside services are already involved with your child, there will be transition meetings with these agencies to discuss needs and further support.

If your child has a medical need which requires regular personal care or medication this will be discussed and arrangements put in place.

As children transfer from Parkland Infant School to the Junior School a carefully planned transition programme is put in place. This involves pupils spending time at the Junior School in their new classrooms and meeting their new teachers and support staff. They also have the chance to experience what lunchtime is like!

If your child needs additional transition support this may involve extra visits to the Junior School and additional resources such as a transition book.

When children transfer from Parkland Junior School to their secondary placement a similar transition programme is put in place.