What happens on a Post-16 Transition programme with Collett and WHC?

Our two provisions are combined to produce a holistic experience for the individual.

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.

At The Collett School, we continue to build 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. Outstanding, qualified teachers lead the learning in both environments to ensure a personalized and yet, holistic approach to their learning needs are effectively met.

Post-16 CAPPS

Post-16 CAPPS are tailored to the needs of our students, linking and following progress made during KS4. CAPPS is used to effectively baseline students joining us from other schools. Post-16 CAPPS 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 CAPPS to specifically cater for our 2 day functional skills 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 we offer.