Resources for Exploring Future Pathways
At Tor View we do our best to support students and their parents/careers to navigate the different options available to them at each transitional point. Future pathways are discussed during Annual Review, at Parents Evenings and during tutorial or form time with students form teachers. In order to provide further information and support research into the various pathways available we have compiled some helpful information and links below. Please note this is not a comprehensive provision, or a recommended list, nor will each option be appropriate for every learner, so we would encourage you to research avenues further.
General Resources and Support
Preparing for Adulthood is funded by the Department for Education to provide expertise and support to local authorities and partners. They work to ensure that SEND young people move adulthood with paid employment, good health, independent living options and community inclusion. On their website you can find various resources and information in regard to Employment, Independent Living, Freinds, Relationships & Community and Good Health.
Although aimed at those who live in Calderdale and Kirklees this site has a lot of information that parents may find helpful, including a Parents Guide for SEND young people preparing for adulthood.
Students in Year 11 can chose to stay on and attend our Further Education Department, here they will follow a curriculum that is designed to prepare them for adult life, it includes: Adult Literacy & Numeracy, Community Life Skills, Home Management, PSCHE, Business Enterprise, Computing. Students also select a vocational option and have the opportunity to gain internal and external accreditation. Some students attend Accrington & Rossendale College as part of this provision.
Valley College provision is designed to meet the needs of adult learners (aged 19-25) with severe learning difficulties who are not able to access local colleges because of either the severity of their learning needs or other social and emotional factors. The Valley College provision and curriculum is designed around the concept of PACE: Preparation for Adulthood, Citizenship and Employment. Its local, small nature allows bespoke solutions, responsive to learner needs, with opportunities to develop sustainable independence and employability.
Accrington & Rossendale College Offer Supported internships. Preparation for Supported Internship (Entry Level 3) and introduction to College (Entry Level 2)
Supported Internships are for people aged 16-24 with learning difficulties or disabilities who need extra help to get a job.
The Together Trust works with chosen employers across Greater Manchester, to provide supported internships, placements will last 12 – 24 months. Placements will be between 2-5 days depending on your needs and that of the organisation and include practical training in the workplace and classroom based learning.
Project SEARCH is a supported internship programme based in Preston.
Apprenticeships and Traineeships
An Apprenticeship is a real job, with hands-on experience, a salary and the chance to train while you work. You’re treated just like all the other employees, with a contract of employment and holiday leave. A number of apprenticeships are ‘disability confident’ meaning employers are supported to make the most of the talents that disabled people can bring to the workplace.
A Traineeship is a course with work experience that gets you ready for work or an apprenticeship.
Support to Work
Scope offer an employment support programme. Support to Work is an online and telephone support programme for disabled people who are applying for jobs.
Supported Living and Residential Care
No Place Like Home: A Housing and Support booklet to help people with Learning Disabilities find a housing choice right for them. This booklet is designed to provide information that will support a discussion with someone with learning disabilities who is thinking about moving into their own home.
No Place Like Home Guide
Dimensions supports people with learning disabilities, autism and complex needs, helping them lead ordinary lives in their local communities. On their website you will find information and advice about supported living and residential care options