Considering Post 16 options
For those with an EHCP, your young person’s annual review will revisit the ideas first made in the Year 9 Preparing for Adulthood plan.
This is the time to start exploring the options open to your young person to help them reach their goals. This can be done by visiting colleges, researching apprenticeships, going to open days, looking on college websites and obtaining copies of prospectuses or brochures. The school may also have open evenings with a focus on post 16 options. Be aware that courses can change and new courses may be introduced in the future.
Having an Education, Health and Care Plan does not mean having an indefinite Post 16 education. However, it may be possible for any pupil with special educational needs to stay on in education beyond their 19th birthday in certain circumstances if this is the most suitable plan. As with any other planning, this should be discussed through the annual review.
If it has been agreed that your young person’s further educational needs cannot be met at a local college, different providers may be considered. The local authority will review each application on a case by case basis.
Finding out more
- Read our advice and guidance page on Access Arrangements (help in exams) to check that you are going to get all the support you may require in exams.
- Read our advice and guidance page on Post 16 Educational Opportunities.
- Speak to your young person’s school careers advisor or CSW Group (Local) for further details about your or your young person’s Post 16 options.
- Contact SENDIASS Torbay for independent information, advice and support.
You can also look at sevices within:
If your young person is intending to go into work based learning and/or employment at the end of Year 11 they should discuss this further with their school's careers advisor or your local branch of CSW Group (Local) careers advisors.
Read our advice and guidance page on Post 16 Educational Opportunities to learn more about possible work based training opportunities.
To help prepare for your young person's Year 10 Annual Review