The process of transition to Post 16 education begins in Y9, during pupils’ EHSC review. Introductions are made between parents and our Careers Southwest advisor, Fran Dolan, before discussions begin regarding possible learning journeys accessible to our pupils.
Subsequent meetings are held over the next 2 years, prior to Y10 and Y11 reviews, focusing on pupils’ interests and aspirations. Meetings are documented and copies sent to parents and carers, who are encouraged to contact tutors to discuss potential learning journeys during this time.
Each year, during the Autumn Term, parents, carers and pupils are invited to attend an evening at school where they have the opportunity to meet representatives from local colleges and find out more information about what is on offer.
During the Spring Term this is followed up with college orientation days when pupils in Y11 and Y11 are able to experience a day at a college of their choice.
Parents are also encouraged to attend college open days to discuss course detail with tutors, Careers Southwest and the Head of KS4.
During the Spring Term of Y11, final applications to colleges are submitted, along with requests for appropriate transport arrangements.
For a more detailed overview please click on the Transition Flowchart below.
Feedback from parents inform us that the process is a successful one. We really value feedback we receive from our past pupils, their parents and partner colleges on the way we have prepared our pupils to be engaged in a successful college learning experience:-
"We value the collaborative work that Pencalenick does with us".
"Pencalenick pupils are well prepared for learning and college life - their transition work is excellent".
Theresa Edwards - Foundation Studies Programme Leader - Truro College
"It's great that we meet and discuss each others curriculum so we can adapt and make them as useful and beneficial for the learners we have from your school. The working partnership can only be positive".
Curriculum Area Manager - Cornwall College
MF attended Pencalenick School and made the transition to Truro College:-
"MF is happy and confident at College; the transition went smoothly and he was well prepared for college life".
Please do not hesitate to contact Chris Brigg – Head of KS4 or Fran Dolan - Careers Southwest, if we can assist in any way.
Chris Brigg, Head of KS4: 01872 520385 / email@example.com
Fran Dolan , Careers South West: 07805 809362 / firstname.lastname@example.org
Theresa Edwards, Truro College: 01872 267031
Chris Holmes, Penwith College 01736 335000
Simon Isaacs, Camborne College 01209 617624
Lauren Sundercombe, St Austell College 01726 226497
Sally Howell, Duchy Rosewarne 01209 722137
Hannah Crisp, Duchy Stoke Climsland College 01579 372330
Derek Sparks, County Transport 01872 322797