Transition is a time of change and we put into place special programmes to support some pupil’s individual needs. Programmes are not just for moving to a new setting but are also undertaken for the transition to the next key stage or even a new class. Pupil passports, photo albums, outside visits to further education colleges and transition books are all ways that we use to support students in times of transition. Transition into the school for pupils with SEND can be supported with a graduated approach beginning with a visit to school. When moving to a new school or moving up to 16+ education, vulnerable children are provided with additional support and receive a longer transition period and programme.
How will my child be supported in preparing for adult life?
At St Benedict’s, Life Skills are developed through the PHSE curriculum for all students. We have Independent Advice and Guidance regarding careers education which is offered to all students. A specialist careers advisor supports the most vulnerable students. The school works closely with the Suffolk early help team to support post 16 transitions.