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Transition in and between schools and settings for young people with SEND

Transitions between year groups, key stages and study programs, as well as other significant changes, can be a source of distress and anxiety for children and young people with SEND. Such transitions and changes are planned for in advance with the child and young person and their family.

Due to this, Kirklees has produced a protocol for schools to follow when young people with SEND are transitioning between settings and phases of education.  This document gives advice on transition planning to ensure that those with SEND are well supported.

Protocol for transition in and between schools and settings for children and young people with SEND

Kirklees have also produced a transition planning guide to help with this process.

NASEN Video on SEND Transitions

This guide can be useful to help plan a successful transition for pupils with SEND


Last updated: 07/12/2020

Useful links

Young Minds - Supporting school transitions

Young Minds

Local Offer - Families guide to transitions

Transitions - moving between schools