10b How is transition planned and managed by the academy?

10b. How is Transition planned and managed by the Academy?

Transition from Secondary Academy to College or Training provider:

  • We have close links with all of the college providers in the area;
  • We employ a dedicated Careers Officer, who meets with all of the Key Stage 4 students, puts a plan in place, advises which colleges provide what, ensures applications are completed and monitors all students to ensure all our leavers have a pathway from secondary school into college, apprenticeship or other training provider;
  • Work experience is available in Year 10 for students;
  • Careers advice is provided by a team of experts from Foundation for Jobs (Redcar & Cleveland Local Authority);
  • Students with an EHCP will attend an informal interview with a careers advisor from Foundation for Jobs (Redcar & Cleveland Local Authority) to ensure a transition plan is in place and the college or provider is able to meet the student’s needs;
  • The SENDCO will work with parents, students and the colleges to ensure any specialist provision is in place once a decision is made;
  • We as an academy regularly invite in all of the college representatives into academy to meet and talk to the students and to explain what their college provides;
  • Throughout the year a series of conferences, drop down mornings and other initiatives are delivered to the students to help with transition to college and wider aspects of adult life;
  • Rye Hills has close links with National Citizenship Award scheme for 16-18 year olds. Over the last two years a number of SEND students successfully took part in the scheme in the summer after leaving school.