SENco
Leadership
Targeted small groupwork with specialist staff
The HUB
Transitions
Transitions

  

Primary to Secondary

The SENCo has regular meetings throughout the school year with the SENCOs of the Primary Schools in our area.

If the students are Statemented or have an EHC plan, the SENCo is invited to meetings in Years 5 and 6 called Annual Reviews.

This arrangement makes sure that the support planned at The Dorcan Academy is appropriate, and any extra transition visits are organised to assist a smooth move up.

Our Transitions Manager works with providing transitional experiences of The Dorcan Academy for year 5 and 6 students and usually runs a Summer school for the disadvantaged students.

Secondary to College

All students have opportunity to do work experience, taster days at local colleges and targeted activities and experiences in school to prepare them for adult life.

Students who have SEND, who are statemented and those with EHC plans have transition annual reviews from year 9.

These make sure that the support planned at the college of their choice is appropriate, and any extra transition visits are organised to assist a smooth move up.

College transition managers are invited to the reviews.

Important documentation outlining students’ needs are passed on to the college of choice in advance.

Transitions