NDTi - Supporting children and young people with SEND to transition back to education
What needs to happen next?
Planning, relationships, and communication are all essential to ensuring there is a transition for young people moving back into education, particularly those in year 11. Schools and colleges must work together to put the student and their needs at the heart of conversations and plans to move forward.
There has been some guidance to support students on what should happen for those currently on, or due to start, a Supported Internship programme or a Traineeship, with some flexibility around students being able to complete their programme within the next academic year.
NDTi, as part of their DFE funded programme, Preparing for Adulthood, have been working on a range of resources that can support this transition in a way that makes sure the aspirations a young person had for their future are not completely lost. These resources help with planning and offer the opportunity for young people to share what their concerns and worries are both about the current situation and how things will be moving forward.
Alongside planning with students with SEND it is also important that the transition continues to focus on the four preparing for adulthood outcomes: employment, friends and relationships and community, independent living, and good health.
NDTi will be exploring the preparing for adulthood outcomes, sharing best practice and evidence, and looking at year 11 transitions through a virtual inset day for schools.
The inset day will be held on 26 June and repeated on 29 June. They're designed to support school staff to think about how to ensure students receive what they need to stay focused on a positive future and to prevent them from dropping out and becoming NEET.
For further information and details on how to book please take a look at the flyer NDTi flyer .