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 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 13 leavers in 2015-16 all of them in Year 12-14. The data indicates that the percentage of destinations into continuing education, employment or voluntary work remained at 100%, a rise of 11% from 2012-13.
Totals for destinations 2015-16 (13 students)
Leavers who stay on in Post 16 are more likely to progress to further education and learning on leaving school. 5 students gained full-time places at colleges, and 2 joined our Next Steps Post 18-25 service which includes a local college link. Two have joined local vocational programmes to further support the transition from education to work.
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
- Transition Leaflet for Sensory Learners
- Going Further in Education 2017
- Early Years Transition Document
- Future Options Careers Policy