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Tips for supporting pre-school children transitioning to primary school

The Leicestershire Educational Psychology Service, in conjunction with the Leicestershire Virtual School, have written advice for carers of children transitioning from pre-school to primary school in the autumn term.

As we are getting near to the time when children are starting school in Reception class, we thought some practical and additional information, in addition to that you have already received, will be helpful.  We have developed this advice with the Leicestershire Educational Psychology Service, particularly considering the needs of LAC children.

Please have a read and consider if there is anything additional that you could do at this time, in preparation for school, to make the transition smoother for all.

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For those children who are still LAC in the autumn term there will be a PEP which will be lead by one of the Primary Officers from the Virtual School.

Please get in contact with the Leicestershire Virtual School if you have any concerns or queries regarding starting school:

  • Tel: 0116 305 6097; Monday to Thursday, between 8:30am and 5pm, and Friday between 8:30am and 4:30pm
  • Email: (we aim to respond to emails within 3 working days) 
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