Transition Checklist for Primary School

This checklist provides a guide to some questions that could help you think about your child’s needs, organise your thoughts and help to put into action a plan for Primary School. If your child has been diagnosed or there is a suspicion of a learning disability such as Autism Spectrum Disorder(ASD), Intellectual Disability(ID) or Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder(ADHD) the school may be able to access further support for your child.

While this is a guide and you will have further questions, consider printing this checklist to help you begin your investigation, add your further questions which will be specific to your child and record the information for further reflection after the visits.

1. How many students are enrolled at the school?

2. How many students would be in my child’s class in their first year of school?

3. Is there designated play spaces in the school yard?

4. Is the school yard secure?

5. Are there specialist classes such as art, physical education that my child would attend?

6. Do you have students with additional learning needs enrolled at the school?

7. What additional supports could the school provide my child?

8. What would these supports look like for my child on a daily basis?

9. Would the school support a dual enrolment with a specialist school if that was possible?

10. What is the process for enrolment?

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