A key priority for us is to ensure that all pupils have a well planned transition into adulthood. We support students to make choices about further training. Over many years all students have moved on successfully to a college or have training opportunities in their home. Photographs of some of these establishments are shown here.
With social care we help students to make life choices about where they want to live. Many ex-Ravenswood students live and work independently, some with families of their own. It is always good to meet them in the community and hear how they are. Others live in supported housing, enjoying their freedom, and continuing to develop their independence skills and their leisure pursuits. These homes are usually for 3 or 4 people of the same age. Through choice some ex-students continue to live in the family home where they enjoy close links in the community which is most familiar to them.
Lisa Mainstone, our Careers, Independent Advice and Guidance Lead, helps all our school leavers design their own person-centred plan in moving forward. If you would like further information about options for your child as they prepare to move on, please contact Julie at the school.
The local authority can also provide independent guidance for students and their families. Please contact SEN Transitions Advisor Rebecca Yallop in the VLS team on 01275 884487 or by email: email@example.com
Students and families can also have help from the Transitions social care team to explore housing and supported living options.
Any health professionals involved with students at Ravenswood will talk with families and explain how their support will transfer to relevant health professionals in adult community services.
Together we will ensure every young person ready to move on has an up-to-date Education and Health Care Plan which identifies:
-What and who is important to them
-Their strengths and needs in learning
-Relationships and social skills
-Physical and sensory needs
-Independence - self help skills and independent living skills
Along with the outcomes we want the young person to achieve in their next phase of life.