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Transitioning services

A co-ordinated approach to transitions

Successful transitions require the input of everyone with an interest in the young person’s development. We work hard to include as many individuals as possible, each with a unique perspective on how to plan transition. This ensures we make well-informed decisions and usually involves:

  • The young person
  • Parents / carers
  • Transition and Interventions Lead
  • Leadership Team: Head Teacher, Assistant Head Teachers and Senior Teachers
  • Therapy team
  • SEN officers from the young person’s local authority
  • Staff at the young person’s current educational placement
  • External agencies

Planning ahead for successful transitions

At Eastwood Grange, many of our young people arrive experiencing social difficulties caused by anxiety and many are unable to cope well in new situations. To ensure a positive start, we start transition work from the day a young person has an admission date to focus on preparing them for life right up until their very last, planned day with the school.

This planning for transitions points continues throughout their time with us, e.g. typically we will start planning for the end of Year 11 in Year 8. To help, we provide independent careers advice from the beginning of Year 7.

Each young person has a dedicated member of staff who will work with them to plan the best onward pathway. When pairing a young person with a class tutor, we give a lot of consideration to personalities and ensure they are well-matched. These plans also feed into and are fed from the young person’s Education, Health and Care Plan. Depending on the individual’s circumstances, transition planning may involve:

  • Accompanied visits to potential further educational establishments
  • Supported work placements
  • Supported attendance at a new college
  • Looking into semi-independent living options back in their home community
  • Independent careers guidance