Preparing for Adult Life

Transition & Preparation for Adulthood 

The Key Stage 5 curriculum at Pathfield is driven by preparation for adult life. We take a great deal of care to provide individualised learning programmes for all of our students, which aim to prepare them for their next steps beyond Pathfield.

The transition process is central to student success at their future placements, and we aim to support our young people and their families in making the right decisions. We have excellent links with local providers in education, employment and care. Equally, when students aspire to move further afield to residential colleges for example,  we are keen to work closely with staff at prospective placements. Mary Penning from Careers South West provides further support for Pathfield students and their families.

Each year, we review the destinations of students who have left, so that we can critically analyse the curriculum, and ensure that it is doing it’s job in terms of preparing our young people for life beyond Pathfield. Parents are invited to comment on how they feel the transition process went and the level of support they received. Sustaining this parental contact also enables us to keep up to date on the opportunities which are out there for Pathfield learners.

Please find the below the destination documents, with parental comments.

Leavers Document 2015 

Leavers Document 2016

Leavers Document 2017

Each year we hold a Transition Day for Key Stage 4 and 5 parents this will be on 14th March 2018, we hope you can come and join us.  At the Transition Day, you will be able to meet and talk with a huge range of providers  – from education, work, activity, supported living and enabling contexts. We have also invited past parents to come along and share their experiences of transition, so that you can hear from them, the details of what worked (and what didn’t!)

Do please, call, if you have any questions regarding Transition or Preparation for Adulthood on (01271) 342423 or send me an e-mail.

Kind regards,

Laura Matthews
Post 16 Leader