Making the transition to Tuke
We make every effort to ensure there is a smooth transition for your child. This will include:
- Visiting the child in their current school
- Attending year 6 or transfer meetings
- Meeting with staff who know the students well
- Student link to Tuke School sup[ported by staff who know them
- Parent is encouraged to visit Tuke
- Home visit by member of Tuke senior leadership team and the identified class teacher
- Tuke ‘starter’ information and school policies are provided to parents
- We operate an ‘open door’ policy, which enables parents to visit at any time
- Training staff where there are medical needs
- Where there are specific needs an individualized transition plan is agreed.
In school class transitions
Significant information for each student is kept in a class file that is shared with the next teacher. Also:
- Teacher meets to have a handover of information
- IEP targets and progress are shared
- Teachers observe the students in their current class
- Where students are moving to a new key stage, they spend time in teaching areas in the next key stage.
- Therapy staff will provide handover information to the next teacher as appropriate
- Staff are identified for any specific training
Moving on from Tuke
- Head Teacher meets with parents/ carers to discuss options
- Visits to prospective provisions are organized and parents invited to attend
- On parental request, staff are able to support a student during any specialist assessment placement
- A college link is set up for year 14 students interested in attending local further education provision
- Link visits are arranged for students who will move in to independent specialist or social care provision.
They are supported by staff from Tuke.
- Staff from the identified future provision are invited into Tuke to observe the student
- A handover meeting is held to ensure that all of the relevant information is shared