Progress and Transition
As well as achieving qualifications, we want our students to gain the confidence and independence they need to move onto the next step in their lives – whether that’s continuing within the School Sixth Form, a residential placement, returning home to continue studying at a local college, or moving onto Treloar College.
All students are allocated a Progress and Transition Coordinator (PTC) who will work with the multi-disciplinary team (MDT). PTCs lead weekly multi-disciplinary teams meetings and monitor progress, ensuring appropriate targets are set against EHCP outcomes in line with students’ aspirations. The PTC will also provide advice and guidance on living, activities, further learning and future placement options, supporting the young person, their family and external stakeholders with this process. The PTC will support students and families in Annual Reviews and, where relevant, will link with parents and agencies in a student’s home area.
The PTC will work closely with students and families and are the key contact for families and external stakeholders, e.g. Social Workers to prepare and support students with planning their transition. This PTC support will include:
- Supporting students by leading MDT meetings
- Represent the MDT at Child In Need Reviews and external meetings
- Attending all Annual Reviews
- Acting as a key point of contact for families and external stakeholders
- Supporting families and young people through the Education, Health & Care Plan (EHCP) process
- Liaising with students and families to update and maintain Section A of the EHCP
- Setting Transition/Work experience Targets to support a student’s aspirations, as appropriate
- Supporting students in planning for transition options including moving back to their home area (if appropriate)
- Supporting students and families through key transition stages e.g. School to College
- Supporting students and families by meeting regularly
- Where appropriate to age and need, students will also access a programme of work experience and work related learning, coordinated by the PTC. This will be linked to their study programme.
PTCs will work with young people for up to six months after they leave to support with transition. We also have a former students officer who tracks the progress of our leavers for up to 10 years to help us make sure we are offering appropriate transition support.