Learners follow individual pathways throughout their time at T2 which encourage them to ‘start with the end in sight‘.
If you are a young person and would like to know if T2 is the right place for you, have a look at our Learners’ Zone. There you can find out about the different learning opportunities we offer, including independence skills, confidence building and preparing for work.
“I always felt reassured in seeing his personal timetable on the wall. It was lovely to see that all of the students were being given individual and personal attention and that their timetables were tailored to suit their own needs. He gains peace of mind knowing what he has planned during the week and I think that this has also helped build his confidence.“
Transition2 has offered various online learning activities in recent years as technology has become more accessible. Online sessions are delivered as part of our blended ‘one size fits one’ approach and can also be co-produced with learners and families to transfer specific learned skills into the home, in order to ensure the sustainability of outcomes beyond education.
Secure access to online sessions is ensured by utilising passcode features of the educational platform and resourcing requirements are detailed in advance to ensure full participation in the sessions is achievable. Easy read guides are available for people just getting started with technology and we can facilitate the set up of equipment via telephone before the session begins. In addition, paper copies of worksheets or instructions are forwarded to learners’ and families’ homes in advance, so that participants have everything they need for the activity. We also create and supply learners and parents/carers with bespoke step-by-step visual instructions for activities such as making a hot drink, to maximise independence in skills for daily life, as well as learners’ capacity to proactively contribute to social routines in the home.
Monitoring and assessment takes place, as usual, via a combination of person-centred learner-led reflective WWW/EBI activities, as well as worksheet completion that is shared via Keyworkers with the Teaching and Learning Coordinator for purposes of internal verification and progress monitoring, as well as to inform planning for progress. Learners are encouraged and supported to engage with lessons like they would if on-site, presenting in a clean and appropriately dressed manner, being ready on time for the session with the necessary belongings / resources and saving eating/drinking for breaktimes.
During the Coronavirus pandemic, as well as formal academic learning sessions, online timetables also included pastoral tutorial sessions with Keyworkers and tutor groups, and informal times when all learners, families and colleagues could choose to eat their lunch together to share essential social connection time, which supported aspects of interpersonal communication and mental wellbeing.
To find out more about our online learning during lockdown, please see our news page