At Hamsterley Primary School we recognise how important a successful transition is to our pupils with additional needs.
Our children move on to many different secondary schools. We work in partnership with all these secondary schools to provide an enhanced level of transition for those who we feel would benefit from this. This may take the form of additional visits for pupils, one to one/small group working with secondary school staff or pupil mentoring from secondary schools. We are keen to involve parents/carers as much as possible in their child’s transition to secondary school to ensure they 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.
Year to Year transition.
As a small school, we have only two classes: Class 1 which consists of the Reception and KS1 children (children aged 4 to 7), and Class 2 for the KS2 children (aged 7-11). As a small school, our children know all the teachers and the two classrooms really well, and the teachers know all the children as individuals. Transition between the two classes is supported so that the children can spend time with their new teacher and are familiar with the classroom environment and organisation.
Children who attend our pre-school will have worked alongside the Reception and other Class 1 children as part of their EYFS provision, and are therefore familiar with the class teacher and the class routines. All parents/carers of prospective Reception children, including those new to the school, are invited to a Parent Information meeting. The children have time-tabled visits to the Reception/KS1 class (Class 1) in the Summer Term.
At Hamsterley Primary School we have a flexible approach and additional visit opportunities or multi-agency meetings can be organised if required.
If you would like to discuss your SEND requirements in detail please contact the school to arrange an appointment.