Beyond Reynalds Cross
Students can remain with us until the end of Year 14 (the July of the year they turn 19 years old). There is also a transition point at the end of Year 11, although the majority of our students stay on until Year 14.
Our future planning lessons and activities (from Year 8 upwards) provide our students with experiences of post school options through work tasters, college visits, work experience and positive alternatives to work. All students will access these activities as appropriate to their needs.
Our students usually progress onto placements that are either educational or of a social care nature. There is also the option to access both with a blended placement. Our local colleges which parents should look to first include Solihull College and South and City College. If these are unable to meet the needs of the young person then our local Independent Service Providers (ISPs) are Queen Alexandra College in Harborne and Hereward College in Tile Hill. It is suggested that parents visit all of these when looking at future options.
Social care based activities and provisions include day services e.g. SoLO, Satori House Day Centres, Newlands Bishop Farm and also individual support from a Personal Assistant (PA). Post school options also include supported living opportunities. Your Transition Social Worker will be able to advise on the options available.
The local offer is the Local Authority’s publication of all the provision they expect to be available across education, health and social care for children and young people in their area with SEND. More information can be found here SEND & Local Offer
We recognise that transition from Reynalds Cross can be a challenging time for all involved and we have our own Transition Family Support Worker, Janine Jenkins who can offer support throughout the process. She works alongside other professionals involved in transition including social care, to ensure that parents understand the process and know what is expected from them. She can be contacted on 0121 707 3012 or firstname.lastname@example.org