Please note: Due to Covid-19 we know that many children have not attended schools or settings for a long time. Therefore the ideas on the following pages may be helpful when supporting all children back to schools and settings. You can use the ideas and adapt them to support your own practice both now and for any transition into school in September. Please ensure that you refer to the following guidance: press here
Here are some ideas which have been shared already this term. If you would like to share what you are doing then please get in touch: EYservice@cornwall.gov.uk
With thanks to Peterborough City Council who have kindly given us permission to share their transition resource. Please see the third document for Cornwall's helpful contacts.
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These templates have been devised as starting points for schools and settings to adapt and personalise to meet their own requirements. They can be adapted for targeted and specialist use, as well as universal:
- Cohort summary completed by EY setting for transition to school
- Day Nursery room to room transition completed by key person
- All about me completed by child with parent on transition to setting
- All about my child- completed by parent with key person during home visit or initial visit to setting
- All about my child- learning and development- completed by parent and key person
- Individual child progress tracker completed by key person
- Settling in plan completed by key person and parent
- Transition conversation prompts. Reception teacher and EY practitioner
Some ideas for transition from Reception into Year 1
If you would like to share what you are doing then please get in touch: EYservice@cornwall.gov.uk
Early Years SEND Partnership resources
The Early Years SEND Partnership organisation has published a wide range of resources available to help children in many different ways. This includes some materials that will help support all children’s language development. This includes , for example:
SLCN Commitment Declaration: A tool for settings to monitor and share with parents and staff what they are doing to support the development of communication and language skills. Click here
SLCN Strategies Declaration: For settings to display to parents and staff what strategies they are using to develop communication and language skills. Click here
SLCN Intervention Record: For sharing detailed information about a child’s identified needs and the interventions being used to support those needs. Click here
SLCN Quick Review Checklist: A comprehensive RAG rating tool that allows settings to assess their current practice and make a plans for developing practice. Click here
SLCN Needs Calculator: A quick way for settings to work out their levels of SLCN. Click here
Visual SLCN Pathway Tool: An introduction to what an SLCN pathway looks like. Click here