Leaving School/Transition from Willowbank

At Willowbank School, we recognise that transitions throughout school can present greater challenges for pupils with complex additional support needs. We also recognise that transition from school into adult services is difficult, emotional and often a worrying time for parents and carers of a child with a disability.

Transition planning will begin in the senior phase of a young person’s school career and will involve school staff and relevant professionals including social work and adult services. Generally in their fourth year of school, but prior to this if appropriate for the individual, we begin planning in earnest for the move to further education, adult resource centre or in to other supported services.

At all stages of transition, the school will aim to offer the appropriate support for both pupils and families to make this a positive experience.

Please see our guide here for a quick overview on the process of leaving school.

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