Planning for your future will begin at the age of 14. The transition planning process only happens for students with statements.
Young people with a statement can access training up until the day before their twenty second birthday (21 years old). There are lots of options which include:
Before your Year 10 transitions meeting you should
The onus is on the school to invite relevant professionals to the transition plan meeting. In attendance may be your careers advisers from the career service, teachers and your sensory support teacher; your parents will also be invited to attend the meeting. If you feel shy or nervous about raising things at the meeting, it is a good idea to talk through any issues with your parents or a member of staff beforehand.
After the Year 10 meeting a transition plan will be written which summarises everything you talked about. Your parents will be sent a copy and you can read through it to check that you are happy with it. If you think anything has been missed out, talk to a member of staff about it. Remember, it's your plan for your future so it's important that you feel it says what you think it should.
Review meetings will take place every year up until you leave school.
At the Year 12 review meeting, there will be discussions about the support that you've had through school and the support that you are likely to need at sixth form, college or wherever you are moving on to. You should come to this meeting with a list of things that you want to find out. Here are some example questions:
After the Year 12 meeting, your plan will be reviewed and amended and will outline your plans for after Year 12 indicating
Copies will be given to you and, with your consent, to your parents, school staff, careers adviser and staff at the sixth form or college you are planning to attend. A consent form for transfer of information needs to be signed by you for this to happen.
Again, make sure you read through the report after the meeting to check that you are happy with it.
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