We encourage all new parents and children to visit the school prior to starting. They will be shown around the school and any concerns can be addressed. School / Parents may also feel the need to arrange several transition sessions to alleviate pupil concerns or the use of a ‘Social Story’ to reduce any anxieties.
Many of our ‘feeder’ secondary schools run a programme specifically tailored to aid transition for the more vulnerable pupils. Where a child with SEND needs additional support to access these transition programmes, staff from Medina are available to support the child during this time.
We liaise closely with staff when receiving and transferring children between schools ensuring all relevant paperwork is passed on and all needs are discussed and understood. If your child has complex needs then an Education Health Care Plan review may be used as a transition meeting during which we will invite staff from both schools to attend.