Ruru Specialist School Transition Services
All students from the age of 14 have a Transition Plan. This plan
is developed by the student and teacher and discussed at ICP Meetings
in collaboration with family and Whanau. The Transition Plan is evaluated
at the end of each year.
The purpose of the Transition Plan is to ensure all students individualised
plans are meet within an expected time frame. The Transition Plan outlines
what the student wants to learn and achieve within that school year
which covers all curriculum areas.
Our students will make many transitions in their life. One of the most
important is the move from school to adulthood. It is so important that
we get it right.
At our Vocational Programme
- The student directs the process
- Family and whanau are actively involved
- Information on post vocational programme
options are provided
- Transitions are co-ordinated and all involved
in the process
All students from age fourteen have a Transition plan which is implemented
and evaluated as part of the IEP process.
- The process is driven by students
- Partnerships are developed with community
- The plan is inbedded in the IEP process
- Barriers are identified and overcome
- Students and families are offered information
on all options
- Needs of student and needs of families
are identified and progressed appropriately
- Skills for Life are developed and practiced
through the Vocational Programme and at home
- Students will receive support through
work experience and community
- Transition plans will be evaluated
and updated regularly
- Students will have Work Experience
placements within the community to support their transition plan
Students have work placements within the community to develop work
skills and ethics to set them up for life. Students gain skills that
are work related and build on interpersonal skills in a safe controlled
- Work placement options are discussed
at students ICP meeting.
- Work Experience Co-Ordinator (WEC) sets
up the work experience.
- WEC to set up introductory meeting with
employer’s and support student in the interview.
- WEC will update and liaise with the
classroom teacher on students progress while on their placement.
- Work placements can begin with a minimum
of one hour a week over a trial period and build up to one full
days work experience. This is agreed by all parties involved.
- Students return their completed reports
to the class teacher following work experience each week. This report
monitors attendance and achievement.
- Students are to contact their place
of work experience if absent.
- Work experience tasks are recorded as
ICP’s and evaluation follows the standard ICP process of evaluation.
- Achievement records for work experience
are updated each term.