Heads Up 3 July 2020


WE4 Employability

Supporting young people transitioning from Year 11 into post 16

To help school leaders and careers leaders evaluate the support they are providing Year 11 students in their transition to post-16 destinations, here are some key questions for you to consider: 

AWhat proportion of your current Year 11 have a known destination?

BWhat numbers are you currently aware are transitioning into:

  1. Further education college or other further education provider
  2. School sixth form
  3. Sixth form college
  4. Other education destinations (special schools and special post-16 institutions, alternative provision, independent schools or colleges)
  5. Apprenticeship
  6. Employment with training
  7. Employment without training
  8. Not known

CFor those students who do have a planned post 16 destination:

  • How is the school keeping in touch with these students to ensure they are prepared for this transition?
  • What is the nature of the contact you have? What does it involve?
  • Are you communicating with parents about this transition?
  • Is your support for those with SEND, EHCPs or who are otherwise vulnerable, different, and if so, in what way?

DFor those students who do not have a planned destination after the end of Y11:

  • What contact have you had with them?
  • How are you supporting them to arrange a post 16 destination?
  • What other support are they receiving?
  • Are you in contact with parents?
  • Is your support for those with SEND issues, EHCPs or who are otherwise vulnerable, different, and if so, in what way?

Further information about the support available from Prospects for 16 and 17 year olds who are not in education, employment or training (NEET) during Covid-19 is available in this Heads Up article.


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