Transition

Transitions are not easy for people with autism. Transition tells us that ‘it is time to move on’ and pre-supposes that one is ready, willing and equipped to do so. Autism however says ‘I have to stay here because ‘here’ is all I know’ and assumes that anything outside of ‘here’ is chaotic, unpredictable and unpleasant. Fortunately however, with the understanding of how difficult change can be for those on the spectrum comes the possibility to create greater order, predictability and clarity within transition situations.

~ Wendy Lawson 

The keys to a successful transition may be summarised as follows:

1) Planning and preparation – All parties must have a good level of awareness of the transition plan and the role they play in it.
2) Communication – Information must be shared effectively between the receiving school and those people who know the pupil well.
3) Individual programmes – no ‘one-size’ fits all.

We understand that moving classes and teachers can create anxiety. To help our pupils ‘know’ more about their next teacher, please take a look below at the photos of our teachers. We hope you find our social stories useful. They can be printed off and shared with your child daily, during the Summer holidays.

Transition to KS3

The strategies and approaches Incorporated in our KS2 to KS3 transition action plan aim to:
  • Raise the pupil’s awareness of the likely differences that will be encountered and prepare him/her for these.
  • Raise parents’ awareness of the transition process and the role they have to play in making it successful.
  • Familiarise the pupil with the environment, routines, people and expectations at the new school.
  • Familiarise new teaching and support staff with the pupil and their individual strengths and needs.
  • Reassure pupils, parents/carers and schools that the pupil can be successful in their chosen secondary setting.
Download the action plan

Key Stage 1 – class social stories

Ms Regler

Ms Regler

EYFS/KS1 Team Manager

Mrs Emery

Mrs Emery

Teacher - KS1

Miss Rickwood

Miss Rickwood

Teacher - KS1

Miss O'Dowd

Miss O'Dowd

Teacher - KS1

Mrs Brown

Mrs Brown

Teacher - KS1

Lower Key Stage 2 (3/4) – class social stories

Miss Sheppard

Miss Sheppard

Lower Key Stage Two Team Manager

Mrs Lucas

Mrs Lucas

Teacher - KS2 Lower

Mrs Greenwald

Mrs Greenwald

Teacher - KS2 Lower

Mrs Pipe

Mrs Pipe

Teacher - KS2 Lower

Miss Lee

Miss Lee

Teacher - KS2 Lower

Miss Cordery

Miss Cordery

Teacher - KS2 Upper

Miss Paragianni

Miss Paragianni

Teacher - KS2 Lower

Lower Key Stage 2 (5/6) – class social stories

Miss Shiki

Miss Shiki

Upper Key Stage Two Team Manager

Miss Payne

Miss Payne

Teacher - KS2 Upper

Miss Leahy

Miss Leahy

Teacher - KS2 Upper