How do I prepare for leaving school?
||'Transition’ is the time when disabled young
people, like you, are growing up. It can be an exciting time as you
start to think about what you want to do when you leave school and
you get to make choices about your life. This can sometimes feel a
bit confusing but don’t worry as there are lots of people who can
support you during this time.
I am at school – what will happen to
If you have a learning difficulty or need extra support at school
because of your disability, you may have been given a statement of
special educational needs. This is sometimes just called a
‘statement’. This is when your school, your local authority (the
people who run the services where you live) and your parents/carers
have all agreed that you should get extra support with your
learning. You might have a Special Educational Needs Coordinator
(SENCO) to support you at school, for example.
If you have a statement, you will have meetings at school called
transition reviews (or annual reviews). These are to help you to
plan for what you want to do when you leave school.
Top tip! - Ask
your local authority if they have an accessible information pack or
a website about transition. This should give you and your
parents/carers more information about what will happen during the
transition process at school.
to go to the next page: What is a transition
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