A NEW ONE Stop shop is offering help to Warwickshire youngsters returning to school.
It has been set up by Warwickshire County Council to offer advice and guidance to support smooth transitions from nursery to primary school, primary school to secondary school, as well as post-16 options.
Families can easily access the set of comprehensive resources online including a new transitions animation, checklists, transition forms, activities for children and young people, and videos. Within each set of resources there is guidance tailored to support children and young people with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND).
And new timelines have also been created to provide parents and carers with an overview of key activities throughout the school year, to ensure important deadlines aren’t missed.
WCC’s education spokesperson Coun Kam Kaur, said: “We know that the thought of any change, whether that be starting a new school, moving classes or even small differences in routine, can be quite overwhelming for children and young people, especially those with special educational needs and disabilities. So, planning well ahead for these transitions is crucial to help them adapt to these changes.
“With the school year just about to start, now is a great time to visit the new transitions webpages and access the support available to start preparing your child or young person for any changes coming in September. While you are there, you can also check the new timelines making a note of key dates for the year ahead, including when you will need to submit school preferences this autumn.”
To find out more visit www.warwickshire.gov.uk/transitions