Transition Planning, Leavers Destinations & Careers Programme Information
The transition of students from VEC to post-school provision represents a significant period of change for both the young leavers and their families. We work together with all parties to ensure the transition period is a well-established process and not a single event.
In October/November a concentrated effort is made to check the destinations of each individual young person, including their living arrangements and continued qualifications or training if appropriate. This is done by a variety of methods including contact with the school/college and speaking to the young person, their parent or guardian. Later in the year we carry out a short follow-up survey.
We use the information as part of our self-evaluation processes and for curriculum planning, especially in the context of developing the Key Stage 4 & 5 curriculum.
There were 11 leavers in 2016-17. Ten were in Years 13 & 14. The data indicates that the percentage of destinations into continuing education, employment or voluntary work remains high at 91-100%.
Totals for destinations 2016-17 (11 students)
Leavers who stay on in Post 16 are more likely to progress to further education and learning on leaving school. Four students gained full-time places at colleges and three joined our 18-25 ‘Next Steps’ transition service. One has joined a local employer mentoring programme to further support the transition from education to work. One is currently volunteering and plans to start at College in 2018. One student in Year 7 returned to home country after a year at VEC.
Parents and students have access to onsite future pathways support, information and guidance including the liaison from our Future Options/Careers Co-ordinator.
Below are some documents to support the transition process.
- Victoria Information Pack
- Transition Options – Photo Version
- Transition Leaflet
- Going Further in Education 2017
- Early Years Transition Document
- Future Options Careers Policy
- Person Centred Reviews – A Student’s Guide
Careers Programme Information
School Careers Leader: Sue Thorns
The DfE released a new statutory guidance document in January 2018, including a number of new requirements for school careers programmes, most of which are to be met by the end of 2020. Many of the requirements are already met at Victoria Education Centre and we continue to provide specific advice for careers support for our students through working in partnership with families, the EHC plan and employers where appropriate.