‘The strong skills of all key persons ensure that all children are emotionally well prepared for the next stages in their learning. Practitioners skilfully support children’s transitions both within the setting and to other settings and prepare them for the move to school.’
Outstanding descriptors, Early Years Inspection Handbook, Ofsted (2018)
Children who are supported through early transitions learn positive ways of coping with change. As they grow they are more likely to cope with change whenever it may occur and at any stage of their lives. We want the transition to be an exciting, comfortable time for all the children, well supported by a thoughtful approach.
‘SEN support should include planning and preparing for the transition before a child moves into another setting or school. This can also include a review of the SEN support being provided or the EHC plan. To support the transition, information should be shared by the current setting with the receiving setting or school. The current setting should agree with parents the information to be shared as part of this planning process.’
Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND) Code of Practice (CoP), DfE (2015)
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