Post 19 Transition
As we move closer towards the end of the academic year, some of the students will be aware that their time at St Andrew's will soon be coming to an end. It is important that all students and the people they live with have a clear idea of what provisions are on available to them and understand the process for their next steps. Although the year 14's will soon be making this choice, those students currently in year 12 and 13 should also be beginning to conduct some research into what they may want to do next, and where they may wish to go.
There are 3 options available to our school leavers:
Option 1: Continue in a Post 19 Educational provision
Option 2: Access one or more Social care provisions
Option 3: Utilise the support of family and friends for their care and well-being.
Once students reach the age of 18 they are entitled to something called a 'personal budget'. This funding is provided to enable your young person to access external services. Currently some of you may access some additional support during the school holidays but after turning 18, this support can be utilised in whichever way best supports the needs of your young person. This may be to access a group social provision or alternatively to employ a PA who can support your young person on an individual basis.
In order to help guide you through this process we have put together a post 19 provision directory outlining different provisions and how you can contact them. A link to this document can be found below.
During the time you are at home why don't you have a look through this document with whoever cares for you at home and choose some places you like the look of. You can then contact them to find out some more information. If possible you could try and arrange to have a video chat so try and think of 5 different questions you might want to ask!