Transition means a change. This page is about support and advice for when a child or young person moves to a new education setting, key stage of education or a new year group.
All pupils experience changes but some may need support that is different or additional to that which is ordinarily provided and a few may require a more specialist approach.
We have put together links to some websites and resources that may help you in supporting your child's transition.
If you have questions or concerns about the support your child needs you should speak to their class teacher in the first instance or the school Special Educational Needs Co-Ordinator (SENCO). If your child has an Education, Health and Care Plan (EHCP) you can contact your EHCP Case Co-Ordinator at SENTeam@southend.gov.uk
- Transitions information within Southend's Guide To Your Neurodevelopmental Journey
- Transitions information in the Supporting Your Neurodiverse Child pack
- Southend Educational Psychology Service Resources
- Southend Educational Psychology Service EP Reach-Out Flipbook
- Resources and social stories on the Elsa website
- School transition resources and activities from the Southend Educational Psychology service
- Back to Better activities to help children and young people cope with the return to school and build resilience for the future
- YoungMinds supporting school transitions information
- Resources from the National Autistic Society:
- Phoenix Group resources to support children who have recently arrived in England as refugees and for those returning to or changing school mid-year
- Mentally Healthy Schools resource library
- School anxiety signs, causes and strategies on inclusive teach.com
- Mental Health information on NHS Inform
- Anti-Bullying Alliance website
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