The move from Woodfields can be a very worrying time for pupils and parents and all are aware of the need to ensure that all pupils have good information and the opportunity to be involved in making choices about their future. We aim to make a gradual transition to their post school destination at the pace they need.
In recent years, successful transitions have been made to City College Norwich, Easton College and Great Yarmouth College Foundation Studies Departments. Each of these colleges provides courses to increase independence and life skills, literacy and numeracy and develop vocational skills in a range of different areas such as retail, horticulture, catering and woodwork. Woodfields students have also moved to City College & Great Yarmouth College to study accredited courses in motor mechanics, accountancy and health and social care.
Some students who need 24 hour care have made transitions to residential colleges where they follow life skills and independence skills courses with functional English & mathematics.
Students who did not wish to go to college have made successful transitions to daycare provision at The Maltings in Fakenham, Holt Hub and Your Choice in North Walsham. These provide a wide range of activities onsite and out in the community including horticulture, IT, art, cooking, photography, swimming, keep fit, horse-riding and music.
A number of very successful transitions have been made to About With Friends, where our students learn skills for work through real projects in the community such as catering, horticulture, craft and woodwork. This provision can be tailored to suit the educational and support needs of the individual.