Before a child comes in to our school, staff meet with parents to discuss the child and their strengths and needs. For children joining reception class, a member of staff will also collect information and records from any previous Nursery provision.
We always encourage parents to visit our Nursery or Reception classes. We also plan carefully to help children to feel safe and settle in with confidence. We have taster sessions in both nursery and reception with parents welcome, settling in days, lunch-time visits and playground visits. Children joining are also encouraged to come and meet their new teacher before the summer holiday, staying for short periods without their parent.
When a child moves up to the next class within school, hand-over meetings are scheduled where teachers and support staff make sure that the receiving teacher and support staff have a clear understanding of the needs of every child.