Planning for the Future

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) focussing on future life. The PTC will 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 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 external stakeholders, e.g. Social Workers to prepare and support students with planning their transition. This PTC support will include:

  • Supporting students by attending/leading MDT meetings
  • Attending all Annual Reviews
  • Supporting families and young people through the transfer to 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 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.
"Students are extremely well-prepared for leaving school and receive comprehensive guidance about their next steps. They are well-supported in their transitions to further education and independent living". OFSTED report, 2014

We provide opportunities to plan, experience and review work placements either internally at Treloar's or externally in the local community. The aim is to give students personalised experiences, knowledge, skills and planning tools which will enable them to make informed decisions and choices about future, paid or unpaid, employment. This is aimed at preparing them for when they leave school.