The students and their families may not know what they want to do when they leave college. We support all parties to start to think about it this as soon as they start their journey in LEAP. This will mean that they have time to consider their options and visit different places, so they can make an informed decision.
The transition to adulthood means becoming an adult. Planning for this involves looking at what the student might like to do when they leave LEAP Specialist College. Further planning will include looking at where they might live when they leave LEAP Specialist College.
Students have the right to make decisions about their future, they are offered support from teachers, TSA’s, therapy and work experience partners. This is facilitated through personal tutorials, 1:1 support and small group support.
Transition from college can be daunting, difficult and confusing. The decisions made can have an impact on the rest of our student’s lives. LEAP Specialist College staff support the students to make life choices of their own choosing.
It’s important that the students and their families are engaged in the planning early to make sure decisions are informed and that support is appropriate. A successful transition will involve everyone in the student’s circle of support, eg their family, LA, Social Workers, SENCO, teachers and therapists. LEAP Specialist College aims to provide careers and employment guidance that can be used to signpost to other services.
This is personalised to the goals and aspirations of the young adults and their choices.