Post 16 learning options

5. Moving from school to a post 16 provider

Once you have decided where you want to go after school your school and chosen provider will help you prepare for your move into post 16 education or training.

Your school can arrange for you to have taster days at your chosen provider. This means you can start to find your way around and maybe sit in a class or two to see how things work.

Your school will make your chosen provider aware of any support needs you have. This means that they can make the appropriate arrangements for when you enrol.

If you have an education, health and care (EHC) plan, the review process should be completed by 31 March in your final year at school or at least five months before you move.

This is to help your new provider to understand your needs and put in place any support you need for when you start.

If you have SEN support needs, it is good practice for your school to share as much information as possible with your new provider so that they understand your needs and can put the right support in place for when you start.

The way your support is provided may be different to what happens now but this does not mean that you will not receive high quality support at your new provider.

If you want more information and support about moving from school to college:

  • if you receive SEN support at school -┬ácontact the special educational needs coordinator (SENCO) at your school
  • if you have an education, health and care (EHC) plan -┬ácontact your special educational needs and disabilities officer (SENDO) at the local authority
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