Preparing for adulthood

​Supporting our children and young people in preparing for adulthood is a key part of what we do at Fosse Way School. Our curriculum is based around enabling pupils to develop the skills they need to succeed in the future, opening up opportunities for them and maximising their potential.  

Bath and North East Somerset uses four main categories when looking at what is important to young people when thinking about the future: 

  • Employment, Education and Training 
  • Health 
  • Independence and Housing 
  • Community Inclusion, Relationships and Friendships 
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More information on these can be found at: 

https://livewell.bathnes.gov.uk/special-educational-need-or-disability-send/preparing-adulthood-14-25 

During Annual Review meetings, where your young person’s EHCP (Education, Health and Care Plan) is discussed, the aforementioned four categories help to frame the conversation and associated target-setting. From Year 9, a ‘My Future My Choice’ document will also be completed. However, thinking about these important areas is important from Primary upwards; careers-linked education begins at the earliest stages of schools and carries on through to Post-16 and beyond.  

It is important to note that ‘careers’ does not just relate to jobs, and the four categories above allude to this. The children and young people at Fosse Way School may be working towards one of a number of different outcomes for when they eventually leave us: 

Further Education – going on to college, training courses or similar 

Employment – going on to work, supported internships, traineeships, apprenticeships 

Supported Living – moving on to a residential living situation, with support from adults 

One, or a combination, of these outcomes may be appropriate for an individual. The main focus of careers education is to equip young people with the skills, knowledge and experience they need to be able to access these areas with as much independence as possible. At Fosse Way School we pride ourselves on the close support we give our pupils when it comes to preparing for the future, and our destinations data shows that high-quality outcomes are achieved across the board. We work closely with parents/carers to support with these important decisions about the future, and are always more than happy to answer any questions, as well as signposting to other external sources of support.