Preparing for adulthood
At Kings Mill we strive to prepare our students for a fulfilling adult life following the four pathways in the SEND code of practice. These are education and employment, independent living, friends, relationships and community involvement and good health.
Throughout school, but particularly from year 8 onwards, we will focus lessons on different areas of employment, experiencing workplaces and our curriculum includes work related learning from this age. As students approach the end of their time with us in the sixth form we have more focused sessions around preparing for adulthood and visit local post 19 provisions as appropriate to the individual learner.
Work experience is also a part of the sixth form experience and we aim for all year 14 students to complete one day a week of work experience for at least a term. Previous students have gone on to study Level 1 and Entry level vocational courses at local FE colleges, moved into the world of work via supported internships and worklink and been supported at a range of local day care provisions. A good place to start exploring post 19 options is the East Riding Local offer, Adulthood section (see link).