This page tells you how SEND learners are supported to make the journey from school to the world of adulthood after education.
Each of us is on a journey that will take us from childhood to adulthood and it is a different experience for everyone. We want you to think about what is important to you and for you, and consider what support you may need to plan for your future.
Preparing for adulthood can sometimes be confusing and difficult, as well as exciting and fun.
It is important to start planning as early as possible. Your school or college will help you think about options for your future, and you will have independent careers guidance that will help inspire and motivate you to understand your full potential.
Careers Guidance Team
As a team, we:
We are a team of fully qualified careers advisers offering impartial information, advice, and guidance to young people in Northumberland. Each secondary or special school in Northumberland has an allocated adviser. We will work closely with school and home to support students into a successful transition.
All students with an EHCP in Year 11 will have a careers interview and a summary of the planned discussions/outcomes with their careers adviser. The team also supports those who don’t have an EHC Plan, but may need some guidance and advice, especially when they're in alternative provision or educated at home.
Supporting young people into adulthood - who can help?
Please click here to see a list of local providers for further education and employment support.
Pathways into employment
To help you begin your journey, we have collated information on the various pathways into employment. Some young people may go through a number of stages before finding employment.
Work may be part time, full time, voluntary, or with or without support in the job itself.
Please click on the blue drop down box below to see the various pathways and opportunities available to young people:
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