Transition into Higher Education or Alternative Placement

Key Contact: Ruth Clinch

The Learning Development Team Manager will meet with any young people with additional needs we know about through the interview process or information from the Local Authority or a school, prior to enrolment, to make sure that we can meet their needs and make any adjustments that are required. If we are made aware of any transitional or Statement (Education Health Care Plan) reviews at schools for students who intend to join us, we will attend them. All students with additional needs have an initial assessment of their needs and a plan of appropriate strategies is shared with the student, their teachers and any Learning Support Assistants working with them.

Throughout the time that they are with us, we start to prepare students for transition to the next stage of their life. There is a significant amount of support for the UCAS process and liaison with universities over Disabled Students’ Grants and meeting their needs if required. We also hold Careers’ Fairs, HE and Apprenticeship Evenings and support students to attend a range of career related activities during the year. We have an in-house Information, Advice and Guidance Officer who will meet students on an individual basis to discuss their transition, and can give careers’ advice. We also support students to access any external opportunities such as Widening Participation events, summer schools etc.

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