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Transition for SEND Students

Cube  Inclusion & Intervention JPEGWaingels recognises the importance of key transition times at set points during a child’s/young person’s educational career. A member of the Senior Leadership Team holds overall responsibility for successful transitions from primary to secondary school and from secondary to post 16 provision. Networks are set up with different schools and post 16 provision to ensure the process is co-ordinated effectively. Special consideration is shown to the transition from Key Stage 3 to Key Stage 4 provision and transitional arrangements for SEND pupils when Statements are identified in Annual Review meetings. The SENCO contributes to  this  process  in  conjunction  with  other  staff. Waingels is committed to support SEND pupils and their families during these transitional times and encourage parents to contact the school with any concerns relating to this.


Our Key Stage 2 to Key Stage 3 transition includes:

In addition to our outreach programme, Initially Waingels SENCo will meet with the SENCo at feeder primary school for ‘information gathering’. Waingels SENCo will then meet with parents/carers/student & agree a personalised transition plan. This could include:

  • Additional Visits
  • School site orientation
  • SENCo attendance to professionals meeting surrounding the child
  • Additional opportunity to attend ‘Waingels Ready’ morning to include: tour of school, opportunities for question and answers, meet key staff members and team building activities 
  • Flexibility surrounding grouping
  • Key Worker Meetings


Our Key Stage 3 to Key Stage 4 transition includes:

  • 1:1 options meetings to support pupils in making informed choices
  • ASDAN Skills Awards offered for ‘life skill’ development
  • Independent Careers Advice
  • Pupils with an EHCP are supported by a ‘KS3-KS4 transition plan’


Our Key Stage 4 to Key Stage 5 transition includes:

  • 1:1 careers meetings/ next steps planning
  • Sixth Form open evening
  • 1:1 meeting with Sixth Form team
  • Different Sixth Form pathways
  • Pupils with an EHCP are supported by a ‘post 16 transition plan’
  • SENCo to handover with Sixth Form team or local provisions
  • Fully supported transition to include transport support, meetings with new provision and orientation visits to new sites. 


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