How will Alderwood support your child through the transition to another school or class?

Our Inclusion Lead will support the process fully if your child is moving to a specialist provision, either within or outside the Borough.  She will also support the move between classes, during the handover period in July.  This ensures that your child settles quickly into their new class on their return to school in September.  Social Stories play a key role in the transition package and our Family Support Worker is instrumental in talking families through how to use them effectively. 

If your child is moving into the secondary phase of their education, then a detailed plan will be implemented to ensure that the new provision knows all there is to know about your child.  Our Learning Mentor will support your child by talking them through how to pack their school bag, read a timetable and will even carry out a trial run public transport, to ensure that your child knows their new journey.