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Post-16 Education - Transition planning for pupils with EHC plans

For the young person and family:

Summer term Year 8 and Year 9 (at appropriate point)

  • Throughout the rest of your time at school you will receive invites from post-16 providers so you can explore the opportunities they provide
  • Attend EHC plan review meeting which will include careers education, information advice and guidance, and discuss preparing for adulthood.
  • The school will provide information about what will happen in Year 10, how to explore post-16 providers and choosing a preferred setting.

Year 10 (at appropriate point)

  • Continue to receive careers education, information, adviceand guidance.
  • Find out more about post- 16 options, including visits
  • Consider ideas for preparing for adulthood, thinking about what is important to you.

Year 10 Summer Term

  • Attend your Year 10 EHC plan meeting (may be the 2nd time this year).
  • At the review, let the school know up to 3 choices of post-16 providers.
  • Make sure you know how to apply for post-16 transport and rules about nearest college to your home address

Year 11 

  • Continue to receive careers education, information, advice and guidance and talk to post-16 providers.
  • By March 31st you will receive your final EHC plan with a named post-16 provider.
  • Early in the summer term- attend your Year 11 EHC plan review meeting. Consider preparing for adulthood outcomes.
  • Make sure you are clear about what happens in the first term of Year 12 and about transport applications.

For the School:

Summer term Year 8 and Year 9 (at appropriate point)

  • Throughout Year 9, 10, and 11 liaise with post-16 providers to organise visits and provide the names of young people visiting who have EHC plan
  • Hold EHC plan review meeting, including careers education, information, advice and guidance, and preparing for adulthood outcomes. Send any proposed amendments to a Statutory Casework officer.
  • Ensure the young person and family are made aware of the Year 10 process, including exploring post-16 providers and naming preferred setting in Year 10 summer term.

Year 10 (at appropriate point)

  • Continue to provide careers education, information, advice and guidance.
  • If the young person is requesting a change in the type of provision for Year 11, invite the Local Authority to the review meeting.
  • Hold EHC plan review meeting when required.
  • Update preparing for adulthood outcomes

Year 10 Summer Term

  • Hold Year 10 EHC plan review meeting (may be the 2nd time this year). Update preparing for adulthood and plan for Year 12.
  • Collate and record young person's up to 3 choices of post-16 provision
  • If requesting a change in provision to an Independent specialist provider, invite the Local Authority.
  • Provide information about transport application and rules regarding nearest provider to home address

Year 11 

  • Continue to receive careers education, information, advice and guidance and liaise with post-16 providers.
  • Early in the summer term - Hold an EHC plan review meeting. It is essential to invite post-16 providers
  • In collaboration with the young person, family and post-16 provider, over time focus on first term transition for September

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For the young person and family:

Summer term Year 8 and Year 9 (at appropriate point)

  • Throughout the rest of your time at school you will receive invites from post-16 providers so you can explore the opportunities they provide
  • Attend EHC plan review meeting which will include careers education, information advice and guidance, and discuss preparing for adulthood.
  • The school will provide information about what will happen in Year 10, how to explore post-16 providers and choosing a preferred setting.

Year 10 (at appropriate point)

  • Continue to receive careers education, information, adviceand guidance.
  • Find out more about post- 16 options, including visits
  • Consider ideas for preparing for adulthood, thinking about what is important to you.

Year 10 Summer Term

  • Attend your Year 10 EHC plan meeting (may be the 2nd time this year).
  • At the review, let the school know up to 3 choices of post-16 providers.
  • Make sure you know how to apply for post-16 transport and rules about nearest college to your home address

Year 11 

  • Continue to receive careers education, information, advice and guidance and talk to post-16 providers.
  • By March 31st you will receive your final EHC plan with a named post-16 provider.
  • Early in the summer term- attend your Year 11 EHC plan review meeting. Consider preparing for adulthood outcomes.
  • Make sure you are clear about what happens in the first term of Year 12 and about transport applications.
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