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How will the school prepare and support my child when joining Manor Junior School or transferring to a new school?

Manor Junior School understands what an anxious time moving schools can be therefore many strategies are put in place to enable the pupil's transition to be as smooth as possible. These include:

  • The year group leader and the SENCo attend meetings with Manor Infant School to discuss the Year 3 intake;
  • Year 6 Pupils attend a transition day where they spend the day at their new school;
  • Year 2 children take part in a transition programme during their summer term;
  • Each class has a transition session to meet new staff when preparing to move to a new year group;
  • Additional visits are also arranged for pupils who need extra time in their new school;
  • Staff are always willing to meet parents/carers prior to their child joining the school;
  • Transition groups run for selected Year 6 children to help them prepare for the move to secondary school;
  • Secondary school staff meet with the Year 6 staff and pupils to discuss transition;
  • Where a pupil may have more specialised needs, the SENCo from the named secondary school will be invited to attend a meeting with our SENCo
  • When a child transfers from another school we endeavour to obtain pupil records and speak to the respective SENCo in the shortest time possible