Transitions are the moves that children and young people make from stage to stage in their education, for example starting school, moving from one school to another, or leaving school.
Some, but not all, children with additional support needs will require extra help to make transitions successfully. Your local authority is required to plan for transitions early if your child:
Professionals working with you and your child will decide what planning and support is needed.
Supporting children's learning code of practice sets out timescales for local authorities to plan and support your child in making smooth transitions at each stage.
These are the steps that your local authority will take to ensure that your child makes a smooth transition from home to an early learning and childcare (ELC) setting, once additional support needs have been identified:
Whatever additional support needs your child has, they are still entitled to opportunities in further or higher education, training or work. Their school, college, social worker (if involved) and any other agency will work with you and your child to decide which would be the most appropriate.
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