Secondary Special Needs – SEN Pupils in Transition

How one school meets the needs of present and future SEN pupils Plashet School for Girls in the east end of London is a popular local school that gets above average results for its pupils. As part of their transition policy, all prospective pupils visit the school in advance to have a look around. This is particularly important for special needs pupils so the school can assess any difficulties they might have, and what arrangements will be needed for them.

Atiya, a special needs pupil, who starts at the school in September, comes with the SENCO from her primary school, to have a look around and to discuss her particular needs with the school’s Primary Liaison Officer. We look at what’s been done for some of the school’s SEN pupils in the present Year 7 and at the progress of Olironke, who has a hearing impairment. We then sit in on the end of year review for Maleeha, one of the school’s more challenging SEN pupils. School support staff and outside agencies, together with Maleeha’s parents, discuss her progress and their expectations for her.

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