Each learner’s bespoke educational pathway is co-produced through person-centred planning sessions and a target setting meeting that includes the learner and representatives from his/her circle of support.
T2 learners are encouraged to ‘start with the end in sight’ and are supported to think about their long-term aspirations. Some learners choose to pursue vocational routes, including work-related learning opportunities which lead to voluntary or paid employment, whilst others elect to develop their independent living skills with a view to securing a supported living placement in the future or becoming more independent within their family home.
There are also some young adults who aim to develop their self-management, social interaction and communication skills to help them engage in meaningful activities in the wider community.
It is the role of our experienced teaching and learning team to research, devise and support opportunities through which our learners can make progress towards their long-term goals. The learners themselves are actively involved in monitoring their own progress using individual target charts.
At T2 we also emphasise the importance of peer monitoring so that the young people share in each other’s learning journeys. All learners are encouraged to record their progress in their ‘Individual Learning Plans’ (ILPs) which inform curriculum planning to ensure learners are working at a pace that is both achievable and challenging.
“T2 learners have a very bright future.
This is nurtured within each individual by an amazing team of warm, caring, encouraging and highly skilled staff. Through new opportunities, experiences and achievements, learners grow in self-confidence, independence and shine with happiness.
I feel that Transition 2 is the best thing that has happened to young people with learning disabilities in Derby. I highly recommend it.“
Helen Eggett, Shared Lives Carer