Post 19

Sixth Form staff work closely with each individual student and Amanda Frankland, Careers Wales, to ensure a smooth transition to future placements for our students.

The sixth form curriculum, including college tasters and work experience placements, enables the students to explore and recognise their interests and strengths and find out about future options available to them.

Each student is involved in the process of decision making about their future.

Students take part in Individual Careers Interviews with Amanda Frankland, Careers Wales advisor, and take an active role in their Annual Review and Transition meetings.

We work closely with both local and specialist colleges to provide a smooth transition for our young people.

Local colleges include Coleg Cambria, Northop, Deeside and Yale.

Specialist colleges include Pengwern College, Derwen College, Autism Wales.

Most college day courses are timetabled for 3 days a week. Therefore, students have 2 days a week with which they are encouraged to find a voluntary job to gain more work experience. If students have a social worker then they will help to arrange a work placement. For families without social service support it is up to parents/carers to support the students in finding a placement close to home. Students will have support prior to leaving school to access and register with the Volunteering Wales website.

During the transition period to college a Learning and Support Plan is created with the classteacher and Amanda Frankland, Careers Wales. This plan will take the place of the Educational Statement post 19 and is written to support the students individual needs at college. Amanda Frankland, Careers Wales will continue to support the students through their college years and into the next stage of their learning journey.

Leavers’ destinations

4 students went to specialist colleges

1 student went out of area college

1 moved out of the area

18 students went to local colleges

1 student had a social services package

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