Person holding black backpackEssex County Council recognises that the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak will have an impact on transitions for all young people, including those with SEND, their families and all educational settings. By transitions, we mean children or young people who are:

  • starting school for the first time
  • moving from infant to junior or primary school to secondary school
  • joining a new class or school
  • leaving school for college or work-based learning
  • leaving education altogether

The pages in this section follow three key transition themes:

  • sharing information
  • communication and relationship building
  • emotional wellbeing

The government has also published guidance on what parents and carers need to know about the opening of early years providers, schools and colleges.

Coronavirus Transition FAQs – Emotional Wellbeing

My child or young person is worried they will get lost at big school. How can I reassure them? It … Read more

Coronavirus Transition FAQs – Sharing Information

I have missed the 15 January 2020 application deadline and haven’t applied for a school place for my child, what should … Read more

Coronavirus Transition FAQs – Who to Talk to

Who can answer questions such as what time does the day start, will my child attend part time, or will … Read more

Transition Hints and Tips

This page has a list of websites and webpages which parents and carers and young people may find useful when … Read more