Nothing about me without me... 24/04/12
Following the successful launch of a person centred approach to transition reviews in Walsall's secondary schools, introduced in September 2011, colleagues in Wolverhampton are keen to replicate the process.
Rita Martin, LDD Coordinator Prospects — IAG Service, a member of the Walsall Person Centred Task and Finish Group, was recently invited to give a presentation on the work in Walsall to Wolverhampton's Transition Support Programme Working Group.
Rita shared new approaches developed in some Walsall schools, including three special schools which support youngsters with severe and moderate learning difficulties and social/emotional/behavioural difficulties.
Wolverhampton Council wants to introduce a similar approach later this year. Rita commented, "It is commendable that good practice in Walsall has been recognised, and fantastic that more young people with a Statement of Special Educational Needs are to be put at the centre of their transition pathway process."
Walsall's Task and Finish Group is due to meet in July to evaluate the first year of the project, it will then make recommendations to the Disability Partnership Steering Board.