Preparation for Adulthood


At Mill Water we are committed to careers education, information, advice and guidance to ensure pupils leave with the right experiences, values and skills to help prepare them for adulthood.

We support pupils, with their parents and carers, to consider the full range of opportunities and provision available to them; to realise their full potential and make the appropriate decisions to achieve their aspirations within the local labour market.

We support pupils in preparing for their most suitable and sustainable transitional pathway. This could be within further education, training, employment, supported living or living independently.

We have a person-centred approach to pupil outcomes through our EHCP annual reviews process, where we work with all stakeholders to shape clear and sustainable targets for pupils to prepare them for moving on from Mill Water.

We are fully committed to our statutory obligation and moral duty to provide a holistic Preparation for Adulthood/Careers programme for pupils in Year 8 onwards, highlighting the social, vocational and academic routes to their preferred transitional path.

Parents/Carers have an interest in understanding how the Policy influences their decisions that contribute to the preparation for adulthood of their children at Mill Water School to enable them to make more informed decisions for their child’s future based on the impartial information gained through events, meetings and individual support arranged for them.

School staff (Governors/Senior Leadership Team/Class Teachers)
Governors have an interest in understanding how the Policy influences their decisions to ensure the school is meeting its duty to pupils in providing full support and key information for the transition to future destinations; members of the SLT in ensuring they provide sufficiently trained staff to support pupils with opportunities for work experience, voluntary work and taster sessions within all areas of pupils’ aspirations and interests; class teachers for planning and resourcing their pupils to find appropriate and sustainable work experience placements, voluntary work and taster sessions with suitable employers, further education provision and social care placements.

All other stakeholders
All other stakeholders have an interest in understanding how the Policy influences their decisions with offers of help and support to the school and its pupils. This can be through funding, work experience, volunteering opportunities, resources, further education placements, supported living accommodation, spaces to run events etc.