Moving on from St Clare’s
Students at St Clare’s are supported to recognise and apply for the provision that most suits their needs, both academically and emotionally.
During KS4, students undertake a number of visits to local post 16 providers to help them familiarise themselves with the different establishments. These visits support our students in identifying suitable placements, gaining experience of further education, and aiding in reducing any anxieties that our students might have.
To further support this transition, all year 10 and year 11 students undertake a half day weekly course at Lees Brook Skills Academy for half the academic year. Through this placement students undertake an experience to develop and acredit wider key skills, and also a certificated course in construction (bricklaying, painting and decorating, woodwork) or hair and beauty. This placement is designed to support our young people in developing the skills they require to adapt to a new teaching environment and to post 16 education, whilst also gaining a new skill, developing eye hand corodination and social skills and all while gaining a recognised qualification.
All students meet with our allocated connexions advisor. Our advisor, Stefan Osvath, meets with every student to discuss their interests and aspirations, developing a transition action plan with them, to support their decision making in recognising an appropriate further education pathway. Where identified, Stefan will meet jointly with parents and students to support the decision making process. All students are encouraged to visit the different establishments open evenings with their parents to support them inmaking informed choices.
Students from St Clare’s move onto a variety of different post 16 providers. These establishments include:
Derby College, The Roundhouse, Roundhouse Road DE24 8JE 0800 0280289
Lees Brook Skills Academy, Morley Road, Chaddesden DE21 4QX 01332 671723
Access Training, 20 Downing Road, West Meadows Ind. Estate DE21 6HA 01332 344324
St Andrews School, St Andrews View, Breadsall Hilltop DE21 4EW 01332 832746