Preparing for Adulthood

Preparing for Adulthood and developing key life skills are a key part of the curriculum for all Highfield pupils.  These skills are embedded within each of our pathways and taught at the most appropriate level for the learner.  This is the basis for our work related learning strategy and as our strap line states it prepares learners for the next step in education, life or work - whatever is appropriate for them.

Careful and highly individualised curriculum planning across the school is related to students EHCP Outcomes. It aims to give all pupils the opportunity to experience and learn to prepare for real life situations including self care, growing independence and exposure and experience of different environments. Take a look at our strategy and how we incorporate this into our curriculum here.

Blue Pathway End Points and Transition from Highfield

Outcomes for learners in the blue pathway varies according to the individual progress they make in their time at Highfield through the curriculum frameworks and against their EHCP outcomes.  All students are entitled to leave with qualifications or recognition drawn from their learning within the five areas of learning in the blue pathway.  In the blue pathway we use ASDAN Personal Progress as recognition of achievement and qualifications.

Learners in the blue pathway are likely to stay on Highfield roll until the end of the year they are 19, unless there is an alternative placement that would suit the individual's needs better than continuation at HIghfield. Accessing LINC 19-25 is an option that can be explored if the individual's needs could be best met there.  Discussions on moving on begin at the same time as learners on the other pathways, from at least the year 9 annual review.

Learners can transition on to LINC 19-25 subject to Local Authority admissions processes if the individual's needs are best met there.  Other options are to move to a mix of social care funded settings, direct payment support to access the community and Learning Disability Partnership input to meet health and care needs.  If the learner transitions to a social care funded package or placement, the EHCP ceases.