How will the school prepare and support my child when joining St Mary’s RC Primary School or transferring to a new school?

Many strategies are in place to enable your child’s transition to be as smooth as possible. These include:

  • Discussions between the previous or receiving schools prior to the pupil joining/leaving.
  • All pupils attend a transition session where they spend some time with their new class teacher.
  • Additional visits are also arranged for pupils who need extra time in their new school.
  • Mrs Tumelty is always willing to meet parents/carers prior to their child joining the school.
  • Secondary school staff will visit pupils prior to them joining their new school.
  • Mrs Tumelty liaises with the SENCOs from the secondary schools to pass on information regarding SEN pupils.
  • Where a pupil may have more specialised needs, a separate meeting may be arranged with Mrs Tumelty, Mrs Graham, the secondary school SENCO, the parents/carers and where appropriate the pupil.

If you would like to discuss your SEND requirements in detail please contact the school to arrange an appointment.