We work closely with primary schools to share information about Year 6 pupils and to manage transitions. This would normally include a member of Presdales pastoral/SEND team visiting students in their primary school setting. If we are made aware of students that require additional support there are a number of things that we offer:
They would usually be invited to visit Presdales with their parent/carer to meet with myself and/or the Head of Year 7/Pastoral Head of KS3. During this visit they would normally have a tour of the school, if desired. If the child needs additional classroom support (whether due to a learning/SEMH need) we can arrange a pupil passport in advance of starting at Presdales which would include information about strengths/difficulties the student has, plus strategies to support them. This would be done with myself, the parent/carer and the student, it would then be shared with your daughter’s teachers at the start of Year 7.
We would normally offer an additional “event” within school for all students who are the only student from their Primary school to be coming to Presdales. We include those students identified as having SEN to attend as well to allow the students to explore the site and have additional time to feel relaxed within the new environment.