Leaving Transition


The aim of all aspects of our Post 16 curriculum is to prepare students for adult life, by developing the skills, knowledge and understanding which they need in order to choose, set and achieve their personal goals so they can their lives to their full potential.


These goals may include academic aspirations, vocational or career plans, hopes for independent living, choices of all underpinned by the ability to form strong social and personal relationships.


To summarise the aims of the Post 16 provision are to:

  • Meet a student’s Speech, Language and Communication Needs
  • Increase a student’s independence and life skills
  • Increase a student’s personal and social skills
  • Promote transition to local college or social care provision
  • Promote self-empowerment so students learn to make reasoned, positive life choices

We strive to achieve these aims by addressing the individual needs of every student through the delivery of their Personal Learning Intentions (PLI’s), and a curriculum which focuses on Communication Skills, Cognition skills, Physical and Sensory skills as well as Social and Emotional skills. These areas are focused on via an enriched skills builders curriculum including:

  • Communication
  • Creativity
  • English
  • IT
  • Independence
  • Maths
  • Physical and Mental Health
  • Play and Leisure
  • Preparing for Adulthood
  • So Safe
  • STEM
  • World Around Me

Where appropriate, we link students’ learning to Unit Award Scheme (AQA),which is an accredited scheme of learning delivered at a challenging level to our young people.



Providers and Services

Glasshouse Farm

Glasshouse Farm provides day activities and training for adults with disabilities. We have a safe, friendly rural setting, with dedicated buildings, experienced staff. 




Linkage provides a high standard of further education, care and employment services to enable people with learning disabilities to realise their full potential. 




Our spacious and well equipped campus is designed to provide a safe, healthy and vibrant environment so you can focus on your work, but also have fun, get fit and socialise in downtime. 

Riseholme College

Situated in the centre of Lincolnshire, just three miles north of Lincoln, Riseholme College specialises in agriculture, equine and animal management training and education.



Based in Lincoln, we specialise in providing a tailored and individual service, focusing on personal abilities, independence, life skills and choice. 




Pelican Trust

We provide high quality training and work experience in a supportive environment. We are here for people who wish to work after a period of illness or any other reason which has left them lacking in confidence.


St Francis

The main focus within Upper School is to ensure all students are supported and encouraged in becoming as independent and self-reliant as possible in preparation for moving on to adulthood and the challenges it poses when leaving St Francis School.

Hill Holt Wood

Hill Holt Wood operates in the community to provide a wide range of different services, from education and training to 11-19 year olds, adult education courses in the woodland, and forestry management.




All young people in Year 11 and Year 14 are prepared for transition to their next stage of education or care. Parents are given formal information about local services and provision at their child’s Annual Review as well as access to a Careers and Next Steps Day which is in November of each year. This year we had over 20 providers from Lincoln and the surrounding area. Parents feel this is a really important event, which can inform them of services and provision available to their young person.


Once transition steps have been decided, school facilitates the young person to access the future provider to help with the familiarisation process to ensure their transition to another provision is as smooth as possible and outcomes are positive.