Transition to Kingsbury
Often the first contact a prospective parent has with us is when they contact school expressing an interest in a placement at Kingsbury. A member of the Senior Leadership Team will then show the family around school and answer their questions.
Once a child has been offered a place at Kingsbury the Extended Services Manager will make contact with the family to plan a transition for the child. There is no, “one size fits all” approach – we look at what is best for each individual. Families are offered a home visit from the Extended Services Manager and class teacher to ensure that we have the most up to date information about the child, and to work with the family to plan an appropriate transition into school. Children will be provided with photographs of Kingsbury, the staff they will come into contact with and may also come on transition visits. Younger children may start with part time or shortened sessions depending on their needs.
Once the child has started at Kingsbury our usual daily communications via Edulink are important to ensure that parents have all the relevant information about their child’s day. Through the Evidence for Learning portal they can see what their child has achieved in school.
In the half term after the child has started at Kingsbury their Education Health Care Plan (EHCP) will be reviewed to ensure that the outcomes in this are relevant. We also use this meeting time to discuss our Kingsbury Key Skills Document which sets out what the parents hopes their child will achieve in the forthcoming year. These aspirations can then be incorporated into the child’s educational programme in school.