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Supporting Children in Kent with Special Educational Needs and Disability

Transition Resources

Guidance for Parents/Carers, Pupils, SENCOs, Teachers and Learning Support Staff

NASEN Transition Guide

This quick guide focuses on moving into, between and out of educational settings.

It looks at three key transition points – the move from:

• early years to primary school

• primary to secondary school

• secondary school to work, college or university

The guide aims to:

  • set out the key principles underpinning successful transition from one educational setting to another and into training or employment for children and young people with special educational needs and disabilities  
  • suggest some practical approaches to supporting a smooth transition at different stages in the education process
  • examine processes for transition planning and review in secondary schools
  • identify what schools and disabled young people themselves can do to smooth the transition from school to higher education


Primary to Secondary Transition for Pupils with ASD

Moving Up - Supporting Transitions From Primary To Secondary School For Pupils On The Autism Spectrum

This resource pack has been put together to advise school staff, parents/carers and other professionals supporting pupils on the autism spectrum through transition from mainstream primary to mainstream secondary schools. The intention is that the pack be used flexibly for each individual pupil. All materials are photocopiable and available to be used by schools in their transition planning.


Autism Education Trust - Transition Toolkit - Helping you support a child through change

This toolkit is a summary of the common issues surrounding transition for young people on the autism spectrum, as well as a guide to the considerations that should be taken by those supporting them. It offers some practical strategies to support transition periods as well as provide a list of useful links to other organisations and support materials.


Moving from primary to secondary school - Supporting pupils with an autism spectrum disorder

This guide is for teachers, SENCOs and learning support staff who will be helping pupils with an ASD through transition. Parents and carers will also find it useful.