What is Transition

Transition is moving from one stage or phase of education to another. Sometimes this might include moving school or setting.

Transition is a time of change. For children and young people with SEND, transition requires careful planning.

Your child or young person should be at the centre of this process. You should also be involved at all stages in the process.

If your child is under 5 you can find more information about transition here.

Supporting School Transition – video from Young Minds

Autism Education Trust – transition to secondary school leaflet

Who can help?

Parents can ask for advice from supporting professionals for children moving from one stage to another, this might include:

  • Educational Psychologist
  • Advisory/specialist teachers
  • Health visitor Therapist (occupational/physiotherapy and speech and language)
  • Early years setting leader
  • Class teacher
  • SENCo

You can ask for a transition planning meeting, or arrange to visit a setting, see our Choosing a Setting for a Child or young person with Special Educational Needs or Disability (SEND) section for more information.