627 Transfer

627 Transfer provides transfer support for Year 6s and Year 7s in Buckinghamshire to help them move smoothly to and succeed at secondary school.

We:

  • prepare children for the differences at secondary school
  • address specific concerns and anxieties
  • build confidence and raise self-esteem
  • teach a range of social and organisational skills important for success at secondary school and life in general

We offer:

  • individual/small group sessions and large group workshops to primary and secondary schools
  • customised support to parents/carers

Visit our website for:

  • advice on how to support children with their move to secondary school
  • information about the services 627 Transfer provides
  • tips, information and games to aid transfer in the For Children area

Who to contact

Contact Name
Fiona Kinsman
Contact Position
Owner
Telephone
E-mail
fiona@627transfer.co.uk
Website
627 Transfer

Where to go

Name
To suit you
Address
Buckinghamshire
Geographic Area Covered
Buckinghamshire, Berkshire, Bedfordshire, Hertfordshire, and Hampshire.

Time / Date Details

When is it on
To suit you
Time of day
Morning
Afternoon
Evening

Other Details

Cost Description

Please contact me to discuss your needs and pricing

Age Ranges
Ages 10 to 12 years

Local Offer

Description

627 Transfer provides transfer support for Year 6s and Year 7s in Bucks to help them move smoothly to and succeed at secondary school.

We:

  • prepare children for the differences at secondary school,
  • address specific concerns and anxieties
  • build confidence and raise self esteem
  • teach a range of social and organisational skills important for success at secondary school and life in general

We offer:

  • individual/small group sessions and large group workshops to primary and secondary schools
  • customised support to parents/carers

Visit our website for:

  • advice on how to support children with their move to secondary school
  • information about the services 627 Transfer provides
  • tips, information and games to aid transfer in the For Children area.
Contact Name
Fiona Kinsman
Contact Email
fiona@627transfer.co.uk
Local Offer Age Bands
12 to 15
8 to 11
SEN Provision Type
Universal service (No referral required)

General Local Offer Response

What needs does your service or activity aim to meet for children and young people with SEND and their families?

627 Transfer provides transfer support for Year 6s and Year 7s in Bucks to help them move smoothly to and succeed at secondary school. Our targeted support is particularly useful for children who experience great anxiety about and are likely to experience particular difficulties transferring from primary to secondary. For example, in the past, we have supported: • Children with low self-esteem/confidence • Children who find it difficult to make friends, or have problems with bullying • Children who have poor time management and organisational skills (including children with dyslexia, dyspraxia, ASD and ADHD) • Children with poor communication skills • Children on the autism spectrum • Children who have high levels of anxiety

What outcomes does your service or activity aim to achieve for children and young people with SEND and their families?

We prepare children for the differences at secondary school and address their specific concerns and anxieties. We also build confidence and raise self esteem and teach a range of social and organisational skills important for success at secondary school and life in general. We liaise with secondary schools and also work in the autumn term to support students in their first few weeks, helping them and the school to work together to solve any problems as they arise. We aim for children to have a smooth, anxiety free transfer and for the secondary school to be prepared to meet their needs and support them to succeed.

How can children and young people with SEND and their families start to use your service or activity?

Parents/carers, primary or secondary schools can book support for any child(ren) either in individual or small group sessions, or large group workshops by contacting us directly.

How is your service or activity fully accessible to children, young people with SEND and their families, for example, facilities, support from staff?

We have experience supporting and including children with a range of SEND. All of our materials and activities are flexible and adaptable to children’s specific needs. The “Transfer Manual” that children work from is printed in a dyslexia-friendly font and staff are happy to read and/or scribe, if required. Support is delivered either at school or in a location convenient to the child and family (for example, their home, local library and more.). We are fully committed to being as accessible as possible and promoting an environment of inclusion. We include images and representations of children with SEND in our materials and activities and aim to enable all children to participate in a group regardless of their needs and abilities. Contact us about your specific needs and we will do our very best to accommodate you.

How do you communicate with children, young people with SEND and their families?

Children and their families can find details about the support we offer on our website www.627transfer.co.uk, or by emailing or telephoning us for information. We communicate with children using clear, simple English, adapting our communication as appropriate. Sessions include a mixture of discussion, written materials (read as a group – children do not need to be good readers), role play and activities/games. For school-based support, parents/carers are sent a letter at the start introducing the support and another at the end summarising what their child has learnt in the sessions. If parents/carers book support directly, they are provided with detailed feedback at the end of each session, using their preferred method of communication (For example, face-to-face, telephone, email, letter).

What training have your staff and/or volunteers received to support children and young people with SEND and their families?

Between us, the staff on our team have over forty years experience supporting children with a wide range of needs. We have specific qualifications, training and/or experience of autism spectrum disorders, attention deficit (hyperactivity) disorder, cerebral palsy, dyslexia, dyspraxia, speech and language difficulties, selective mutism, emotional, social and behavioural disorders, vision impairment, hearing impairment, Fragile X syndrome, scoliosis, epilepsy and a range of other communication, physical and social needs.

What future plans does your service or activity have for developing its SEND provision, for example, training, facilities?

We are committed to working together with children with SEND and their families to develop a more accessible and inclusive service. We are exploring ways to make our website more accessible and to ensure all of our resources and activities are inclusive. We welcome and encourage children with SEND and their families to contact us to discuss their specific needs so we can adapt and improve our support to meet them.

Last Updated
03/11/2019

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