Transition into Villa Real 16-19 Provision

Historically we have had 100% retention from year 11 to 16-19 Provision. In the last 2 years, 2 students have moved to other 16-19 Provision providers which were more suited to their needs.

Students in Year 11 that progress into the 16-19 Provision from Villa Real and other schools follow a transition plan. This gives the students the opportunity to get to know the 16-19 Provision areas, staff and expectations before attending full time. It also gives the students opportunities to ask questions and understand the types of lessons and activities they will participate in within the 16-19 Provision curriculum.

Potential new students will visit on an informal basis throughout the year. They will be able to visit the 16-19 Provision and also be part of the audience for 16-19 Provision drama and dance productions.

During the summer term the students will be able to visit the 16-19 Provision on a more formal basis and take part in a range of lessons and activities. They will work alongside existing students so that they can develop friendships and support networks.

Staff working with the year 11 students will work closely with 16-19 Provision staff to share information about the students, enabling a smooth and stress free transition to 16-19 Provision.

A formal parent’s afternoon is held in the summer term to share information about the 16-19 Provision curriculum and to discuss any queries or questions parents may have. Parents will also have the opportunity to look around the 16-19 Provision and meet the staff.

Informal parent’s meetings are held when requested, to pass on any personal information regarding health needs, medication or to generally chat about their child’s needs.

All students will be given a pack including their new timetable, staff photos and names, and general information about the 16-19 Provision before leaving year 11.