Year 8 to 11 student
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Students with special educational needs and/or one or more disabilities, can get extra help, often up to the age of 25.
Our SEND team (Special Educational Needs and/or Disabilities) work with young people with special needs and/or disabilities in special schools or units. They offer advice and support to make sure they reach their potential and use their skills and talents.
Our careers adviser in mainstream schools can also offer extra support and involve the SEND team to make sure students get the help they need.
- An SEND careers adviser will support and advise parents and carers of Year 8/9 students by:
- discussing any concerns about options after Year 11.
- attending individual reviews for students with an education healthcare plan (EHC).
- being available at option choice events.
- ALL Year10/11 students get impartial and independent careers information and advice both individually and with groups of other young people to help them develop their skills and talents fully. Where necessary, young people with special needs and disabilities get extra help with finding out about and applying for careers and courses, apprenticeships and other options after Year 11.
- May attend individual reviews of students who have an education healthcare plan (EHC).
- Are available at parents evenings and careers events.
- Parents and carers of students choosing their GCSEand other exam options in Year8/9 will get a copy of our booklet explaining subject and course choices
Getting started in Careers - decisions in Year 8 and 9, information for parents
- Parents and carers of students choosing their options after Year 11 will get a copy of our guide to career and learning options at 16
Decisions in Year 11 - a guide for parents and carers in Calderdale and Kirklees
Where appropriate, students get their own copy of one of the following booklets:
Get Organised - career and learning options at 16
Get Ahead - career and learning options at Entry level and Level 1
What Next? - opportunities in Kirklees for students with severe or profound learning difficulties (2.43MB PDF)
Page updated November 2016