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Preparing for Adulthood



As a specialist provision for young adults, it is essential that we prepare our pupils for participation in the adult world.


We recognise that preparation for adulthood needs to commence long before pupils reach the end of their time in statutory education.


Preparation for adulthood includes pupils having experience and an understanding of the diversity of the world in which they live; it needs pupils to have the social and emotional maturity and resilience to cope with the stresses and strains of modern society; to be able to advocate their personal aspirations; to be as independent as possible within everyday living skills and to have an understanding of morality, politics and sexuality.


We want our pupils to be empowered and to benefit from a meaningful and rewarding adulthood and fully champion the 4 Preparation for Adulthood principles.


Young people should be supported to exercise choice and control over their lives, including the 4 ‘preparing for adulthood’ outcomes:


  • moving into paid employment and higher education
  • independent living
  • having friends and relationships and being part of their communities
  • being as healthy as possible