Transition for Pupil with Autism
On transfer from primary to secondary, the parents felt that the boy should go to a Special School but the LA insisted that he be given a chance in Mainstream.
Following a number of meetings it was agreed that his LSA from primary would follow him to secondary for a short period of time (8 weeks) to help the pupil settle and to train the LSA's at the secondary to meet his needs. This proved successful; pupil is now in year 9 and has settled into Mainstream Secondary School.
Name of person submitting information: Rod Blaine
Role: SEN Govenor/Former SENCo
Age Range: 11-14, 14-16
Number on Roll: 300-600