The Governing Body is fully committed to the welfare of each child.

Care and attention is given to each stage of the individual’s transition to, through and beyond the school. Close relationships with other schools are encouraged to ensure a smooth transition and secure future development of the child.

We want our pupils to be happy and confident in all aspects of school life. We also want them to achieve their full potential in all areas of the curriculum as well as in their personal, social, and emotional development.

We recognise that pupils are vulnerable at all transition stages and to this end we will employ the following structures and systems to ensure a positive and smooth transition.

Before children arrive with us into Nursery, we know that they may not necessarily have been to another setting prior to this, and our Nursery may be their first experience with carers other than family outside of the home environment. We try to work with parents as much as possible and undertake home visits as well as a stay and play session before children start Nursery with us. We talk to parents about their child’s interests and any worries they may have and encourage parents to keep in contact with school whenever they
need to. We also hold pre-start information meetings.

Once children start with us there are five key stages of transition. Parents are invited to attend information meetings at the start of every year, linked to key teaching strategies and how they can support their child at home.

View our Foundation Stage Unit at Canon Popham