“Your commitment to ensuring that all pupils are afforded to very best opportunity to achieve as well as they possibly can, is at the centre of every decision you make.”
– Ofsted 2017
Transition is the experience children have when they move to a new setting, this might be a new school or a new class. Transition is an important learning experience as change is ongoing throughout our lives and something that it’s important to be able to manage successfully. As such we recognise the importance of careful planning for children’s transition experiences. Our key aims have been that children feel that:
- they are our main focus
- they are welcome, safe and can trust us
- their relationships with others, children and adults, are important
- while everything is not quite normal we will manage things for them and keep them safe.
Transition at Haytor View is viewed as building strong and trusting relationships between children, adults and parents/carers, through effective communication and supporting the consistent transfer of existing relationships and relevant information
In the transition process we ensure children have a voice, providing them with the opportunity to ask questions, seek explanations and express their views. We know that moving class is difficult, especially during these times where parent access to the site is restricted. It is our aim to ensure that your child has a smooth transition which will enable your child to continue their learning and development in a supported, comfortable and uninterrupted way.
Best wishes for a successful transition. Katy Galling & Scott Hampton – Co-Head Teachers