Reaching 16 years old - then what?

Hertfordshire Local Offer

What happens at St Luke's for Year 11 Leavers?

The school is currently working with the local authority and colleges of education to create bespoke programmes that support individuals' transitions through college and into adulthood.

It is the view of the school, that college is not always the right destination, but for some, into the workplace with apprenticeships would be favourable. This is why we are working to secure apprenticeship programmes that we too can support, like college does with their leavers aged 19-25.

Can my son/daughter at St Luke's access Collett's Post-16 Transition programme with WHC?

Usually, Yes.

The programme is devised to support pupils leaving LD school provision into college. As such, spending two days with Collett and three days with West Herts College supports the young person transition between the two environments and celebrate their embarkation into adulthood.

The Collett programme builds on the young person's academic progress achieved over their formative years. The focus is on functional skills accreditation to maximize their understanding of functional literacy, functional numeracy and functional IT. We also work to support the young person's engagement in other curriculum areas, notably PE, Travel Training and cookery.

In supporting the young person's transition between school and college are WHC Teaching Assistants who are with them across both venues and across the five day provision.

Post-16 StAPPS

Post-16 StAPPS are tailored to the needs of our students, linking and following progress made during KS4. StAPPS is used to effectively baseline students joining us from other schools. Post-16 StAPPS has been created to match our relevant and purposeful curriculum of examination functional skills and the functional life skills that include cooking and travel training.

We have recently extended our StAPPS to specifically cater for provision at Post-16. Everything we do during this time is geared towards our pupils functioning as independently as possible in daily life: our new tailored assessment reflects this in conjunction with the external accreditation offered by the colleges of FE.