Hello, I am Sarah Tollemache, I am an Assistant Prinicpal at High Park.
As part of my role I have responsibility for Transitions into adult services and I’m the lead Designated Safeguarding Lead (DSL).
As the DSL, I am responsible for promoting a safe environment for our children, young people and adults within the School.
Transition is a time when you move from Children Social Services to Adult Social Services. This happens when your son/daughter is turning 18 years of age. During this time I will help families in decision making and gather information about support available to make informed choices. I will support you with effective communication between different services that have specific roles within the transition process.
During your Education, Health and Care Plan conversion or review a Transition Plan will be started. We will draw together information from important people: family, school staff and anyone who is involved. Everyone’s input will have a positive effect on your son/daughters transition process.
The transition plan allows your son/daughter’s voice to be heard and express their future choices, ideas and needs in a positive way in ‘It’s All About Me’.
At High Park School we teach our students the skills and preparation for adulthood to enable them to become as independent as possible for adult life. We provide a broad and diverse curriculum to give students the opportunity to reach their full potential. We aim to allow all students to have access to a range of vocational experiences in a variety of settings. These settings include the school, the local and wider community and places of work.
CEIAG (Careers, Education, Information, Advice and Guidance) is an essential part of the support we offer to students at High Park School to help them to make informed choices. This includes impartial advice and guidance at key transitional times for young people and access to up to date information on careers and other issues affecting their well-being and continuation of learning. Our effective transitional support helps our students in all aspects of their journey and into adulthood.
Careers education provides a way of developing knowledge, understanding and experience of opportunities available to our students. Our programme aims to develop the skills needed for improved decision making about the future.
In order to provide a diverse and well-rounded careers programme High Park works with a range of businesses, charities and organisations, including:
School careers leader: Sarah Tollemache
Careers link Governor: Victoria Spink
Enterprise Coordinator: Marie Locker
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