Arrangements for supporting moves between phases of education and preparation for adulthood

Boroughbridge High School offers a supportive package in transition, including prior visits to look around the school and to meet staff, close liaison with feeder primary schools to ensure shared practice of successful support strategies and a planned timetable of activities as part of the Induction programme in Year 7. Staff from the Learning Support department also attend Year 6 annual review meetings.

The Learning Support Department holds additional transition sessions for vulnerable pupils, usually organised by liaising with the primary school teachers and TAs. Year 6 pupils participating in the three induction days in July are monitored carefully and initial support plans are put in place ready for September.

For pupils transferring in during the school year, staff work with parents, schools and appropriate outside agencies to share information and listen to suggested guidance to settle pupils quickly and productively.

Option choices at Key Stages 4 and 5 are rigorously monitored by pastoral and learning support staff to ensure appropriate provision and success for pupils with SEN in their GCSE and Level 2 qualification selection.

Careers advice and guidance is available from our experienced advisor in school, who supervises a programme of additional consultations, preparation meetings and preliminary visits to support pupils with SEN in their future choices. We are in close contact with the SEN teams at all local post 16 provisions to ensure a smooth transition and that the receiving setting is fully aware of the child’s specific needs and aspirations. We have established links with post-16 providers, including Harrogate College, York College, Askham Bryan College, King James’ School and local work experience and apprenticeship providers.

Appropriate facilities are available for wheelchair users and less mobile pupils and further specific information to support individuals is shared with staff via the Student Needs Register.