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Post Merefield Destination Options

Throughout Key Stage four we offer work experience placements to those who express an interest and for whom it is most suitable for.  We also access block placements with local service providers to introduce our pupils to different locations of learning and different people.

In Post 16 the pathway becomes much clearer and we prepare our pupils for their next destination.  We offer families and pupils as much information as is required to inform their decisions.  For those who it is suitable, we arrange visits, tasters, work experience and careers information and guidance.  We work closely with Health, Social Care, Transitions and Connexions to make applications for placements and funding.

Once a destination has been decided upon, we can then begin a transition programme to share information and make the process run as smoothly as possible. 

100% of our pupils over the past 5 years have remained at their post Merefield Destination for a minimum of 3 years.

 

Pathway

Pathway 1

Pathway 2

Pathway 3

Pathway 4

Pathway 5

 

Personal Budget

With high level of support/care.

Personal Budget

To access work based learning or social enterprise placements.

Specialist College

With High level of support

Specialist College

With low level support and could progress to mainstream college with support.

Mainstream College

With high level of support.

Local services

  • Day services
  • New Directions
  • Autism Initiatives
  • St Josephs, Formby
  • At Home Care
  • Bridge Inn Farm
  • The Learning Rooms
  • 1:1 in the community
  • Coastal Rangers
  • Midstream
  • Activate
  • Manna Day Centre
  • Live to learn
  • Arden College
  • Activate
  •  
  • Thornton College
  • Hugh Baird College
  • Southport College

Expected Outcomes

High level of personalised care with parents creating a tailor made care package.

Provides training and real life work experience or social skills.

Working towards suitable and relevant qualifications/accreditations such as ASDAN and diploma in life skills.

Continuation of communication skills (Arden). 

Preparation for mainstream college.

Education and life-enhancing skills development for students who could not access further education in a mainstream environment

Access to Entry level vocational qualifications or Essential skills courses.

Preparation

Multi agency planning with health and social care to provide the right level of support.

Social care coordinates the placements and authorise the budget.  Transitions will offer information on placements available and offer visits to parents/families.

School can contribute to the transition once a placement has been agreed.

 

Multi agency planning with social care, school and families to decide on the right package and budget.

Transitions and school to provide information to parents and pupils about placements available.

Taster days can be arranged.

Work experience placements may be suitable.

Longer term placements may be accessed through post 16.

School can organise transition once a decision has been made on budget and placement.

Information on local colleges provided to parents and pupils.

Taster days and short visits offered to pupils and families.

School and connexions work together to make an application to the placement and connexions submit a funding application to the LA.

School support transition days and communicate with the college to provide the best possible transition between placements.

Pupils may also access work experience placements and access some other provisions to support them making a choice.

Information on local colleges provided to parents and pupils.

Taster days and short visits offered to pupils and families.

School and connexions work together to make an application to the placement and connexions submit a funding application to the LA.

School support transition days and communicate with the college to provide the best possible transition between placements.

Pupils may also access work experience placements and access some other provisions to support them making a choice.

Information on local colleges provided to parents and pupils.

Taster days and short visits offered to pupils and families.

School and connexions work together to make an application to the placement and connexions submit a funding application to the LA.

School support transition days and communicate with the college to provide the best possible transition between placements.

Pupils may also access work experience placements and access some other provisions to support them making a choice.

 

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