Transition Planning & Leaver Destinations
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.