Transition guidance and support

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Managing change

To ensure that your child’s wants and needs are met as fully as possible during any period of transition, we have a thoroughly prepared way forward.

During their life at school, your child will regularly meet with their teachers and support team to communicate their views about their lives, their feelings and their hopes for the future. We encourage them to share these hopes, and to express preferences about the way they live their lives.

During and after these times of talking and sharing we will record your child’s views, so that their wishes and needs for the future are written down. Your child’s views and opinions are always expressed confidentially.

This means that anyone who works with them in the future will, on request, be able to read about their daily-life choices, likes and dislikes.

Primary and secondary transitions

We always make sure that movement from one phase of your child’s school life to another is managed sensitively, so that they can settle into their new setting easily. For instance a pupil in key stage 2 could be paired with a pupil in key stage 3 for some subjects if they were working at similar levels.

Find more information about our curriculum.

Post-16 transitions

We are very experienced at preparing our older children for all types of transitions, whether within the home, at school, out in the community or to new placements. We know how to build up their confidence, and we are proud of what we have achieved for all our young people.

Post-19 transitions

Transitions for young people on the brink of adulthood are also done on an individual basis, so you can be sure that your older teenager has personal attention.

We aim to run parents’ workshops where we will help you look at the issues faced by your child when they move out of Robert Ogden and into the adult world.

The National Autistic Society has services that can support transition for your child. Find out more.

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