Managed move meeting
If your child's school thinks a managed move is the best way forward and you agree, they will invite you to a managed move meeting with senior staff from both schools. Other professionals supporting your child can also be at the meeting if you agree.
It is important to go to the meeting so you can talk about what is best for your child. You can agree with the school whether the child should be at the meeting. Children can attend for just part of the meeting. Secondary school children in most cases attend the full meeting.
Before a managed move meeting
Before the managed move meeting, it is a good idea to:
- think about how your child will benefit from a new school and how you can support them to make the move a success
- explain what a managed move is to your child and how it can give them a fresh start
- think about how your child will get to the new school - managed move children are not eligible for free transport under our school transport policy, so it will be your responsibility to make sure arrangements are in place and to pay any fares needed (both during the trial period and after, if the move is successful)
What happens at a managed move meeting
At the managed move meeting there will be a conversation about the positive points of the move and about the main concerns.
The meeting should cover all the issues around the move, including how the child will get to the new school and whether you as the parent or carer will be able to get there for meetings.
Everyone will have the chance to have a say. Your child will need to make a commitment to meeting behaviour and attendance targets. At the end of the meeting, you, your child and the representatives from both schools will sign the managed move agreement form in our Managed Move Guidance Pack. This says who will do what and when.
Checking the move is working
Your child will have regular meetings with a member of school staff to review progress. This gives the child a chance to talk about what is going well and how they can continue to be successful.
There will also be a review meeting about 4-6 weeks after the start of the move. This will normally be attended by the same people who were at the first managed move meeting. The purpose of the meeting is to discuss the child's progress and any concerns, and to look at the support in place and whether any new strategies are needed.
At the end of the trial period there will be a final review meeting to confirm whether the child will stay at the new school and agree any further support and strategies.