Transition Arrangements for Children Starting School

Closed 18 Dec 2020

Opened 1 Dec 2020


The Transition Events are held each year to discuss the children moving from an early years setting to school. The events are held in May, soon after the school places are allocated, to discuss all children moving on to school in September to share key information to support the transition process. The events also give opportunity to identify any children who will need a more detailed transition plan, referred to as a “supported transition”.

More information about the transition process for starting school can be found at Early years transitions - West Sussex County Council

Why we are consulting

As you will know, our usual Transition Events held in May were not able to go ahead this year due to COVID-19. We would like to collect feedback from practitioners about the impact of the different arrangements this year to support us with planning for transitions for children starting school in September 2021 and in future years. Your feedback on both the universal and the supported transition process will allow us to update the guidance we provide to ensure that these processes work for you and give children the best possible start to their school experience.

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