SEN Transition


SEN Transition

We recognise that transitions can be difficult for a child with SEND and take steps to ensure that any transition is as smooth as possible.

How we will support children with SEND when they are moving on to another class or leaving this school:

The majority of pupils join Durham Trinity School & Sports College at the beginning of the school year in September.

For any pupils joining school mid-year we will discuss with parents/carers on an individual basis how this will be best achieved.

Pupils moving class/departments within Durham Trinity School & Sports College

This mainly occurs in September. As part of the new pupil transition programme in the summer term existing primary/secondary pupils are involved in the transition programme. This means that all pupils will experience time in their new class with peers and relevant staff before the summer holiday.

Pupils leaving Durham Trinity School & Sports College

The majority of pupils leave us at the end of Year 11 or Year 14. Arrangements are put in place on an individual basis to ensure transition to their next destination is effective. For some pupils this transition programme will continue through the school summer holidays.

During Annual Review meetings from Year 10 onwards, the SENCO will discuss the following information which will support parents, carers and pupils when thinking about their transition from Durham Trinity School and Sports College to a Post 16 or a Post 19 provider:

  • The possible transition points at which the pupils can choose to move on from Durham Trinity School
  • Some of the courses and provisions available
  • The number of days a college course will run for each week
  • Durham County Council Local Offer

Further information about Post 16 and Post 19 options is available in the leaflets below and through the Careers section of the website.

For any pupil who transfers to another school at another stage in their education, we will work in partnership with that establishment and parents/carers to determine how the move can be best supported.