Sixth Form staff work closely with each individual pupil who are also supported by Amanda Frankland, Careers Wales Advisor, to ensure a smooth transition to future placements for our pupils.
The sixth form curriculum, including college tasters and work experience placements, enables the pupils to explore and recognise their interests and strengths and find out about future options available to them.
Each pupil is involved in the process of decision making about their future.
Pupils take part in Individual Careers Interviews with Amanda Frankland 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, pupils have 2 days a week with which they are encouraged to find a voluntary job to gain more work experience. If pupils have a social worker then they will help arrange a work placement. For families without social service support it is up to parents/carers to support the pupils in finding a placement close to home. Pupils 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. This plan will take the place of the Educational Statement post 19 and is written to support the pupils individual needs at college. Amanda Frankland, will continue to support the pupils throughout their college years and into the next stage of their learning journey.
4 pupils went to specialist colleges
1 pupil went out of area college
1 moved out of the area
18 pupils went to local colleges
1 pupil had a social services package