How might a student with SEN be supported with their transition from primary to secondary?

Making the transition from primary to secondary can be a challenging time particularly for those students with additional needs.

To make this transition as successful as possible the following procedures are in place:

  • Head of Year 7 and member of the SEN Development team meet with Year 6 teachers and SENCos of every primary where every student is discussed in detail
  • students with additional needs are identified by primary schools and information about their needs is passed on
  • students may be recommended for interventions such as literacy/numeracy, break club, lunch club, nurture group

For each student where there are concerns over their transition individual plans are agreed. These plans can include the following:

  • visit with parents after College hours
  • visit with primary school staff during College hours
  • visit with parents during College hours
  • additional day at Caedmon College Whitby before full transition day

There are additional activities which involve all Year 6 students prior to them joining Caedmon College Whitby such as:

  • Science Days
  • PE/Games Activities
  • Music festivals
  • Caedmon College Whitby staff in primaries
  • Caedmon College Whitby staff giving assemblies in primaries
  • Open Days
  • Open Evening

Parents are very welcome to contact the SENCo to meet and discuss their son/daughter’s needs or any concerns they may have.

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