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Term before entry

Actions for pre-school setting

  • Ensure details of agencies/ professionals involved with individual children are up to date.
  • Plan for any specialist equipment to be transferred to the school in readiness for the child’s first day.

Actions for school

In addition to the school’s usual transition processes:

  • Ensure all children who require additional planning and support are given an opportunity to visit their new school, accompanied by a familiar adult, and to join in a variety of sessions, including playtimes and lunchtimes.
  • Arrange additional visits for children who need more personalised arrangements.
  • School to provide ‘All about my new school’ information for each child, with lots of pictures, or make short video clips of the classroom and school environment. Parent/carers should then discuss this regularly with the child.
  • Give children opportunities to meet key staff, such as their teacher, teaching assistants and any other support staff who will work with them.
  • School to make appropriate referrals to specific agencies if required. 
  • School to undertake any identified staff training.
  • Ensure staffing, resources and equipment will be in place for September.
  • If required, undertake an Accessibility Audit and finalise individual provision and/or health plans.

Transition events

Events for schools and early years providers to share transition information for children starting school.

Last updated 26 April 2022

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