Virtual School - Information and Resources

Transitions can be very difficult for Previously CLA, the following considerations should be made:

  • Work with all professionals to create an agreed transition plan so everyone knows the full accurate situation and who is responsible for what
  • Take away as many anxieties as possible - visit prior to the start date, meet new staff, create a transition book with photographs, find a school buddy at the new setting, 
  • Make sure all possessions travel with the child - all school work, 
  • Facilitate meaningful hellos/goodbyes with key staff
  • Create space and provide an appropriate adult to talk through what and why things are changing

Further advice and information can be accessed at:

Facts about exclusion:

The past experiences of Previously CLA can impact on their behaviour and this needs to be remembered when considering how best to support the Previously CLA with their learning and implementing school behaviour policies.

Previously CLA are particularly vulnerable to the impacts of exclusion and head teachers should as far as possible avoid permanent exclusion.

Only a head teacher can exclude a student either fixed term or permanently.

'Informal' or 'unofficial' exclusions such as sending a pupil home 'to cool off' are unlawful regardless of whether they occur with the agreement of parents or carers.

Any exclusion must be formally recorded.

If your child has been sent home from school without school following the formal exclusion process then contact the Access and Inclusion Team

Schools must have regard to the guidance: Exclusion from maintained schools, academies and PRU's in England

Further information about exclusions