In July 2021, fourteen students left the Post 16 department of Fairfield School. Prior to leaving, visits are always been made to local providers, consultations are made with professionals and meetings are held in school. This gives parents and carers sufficient information to enable an informed choice to be made that would best suit the students’ transition needs.
After Fairfield School
Where are they now?
Local daycare – 6
Kirklees College – 8 students
The next step locations were –
Local daycare – 6 students
Local college – 3 students
In July 2019, five students left Fairfield School, moving onto the following locations:-
Local private daycare – 3 students
Local daycare – 1 student
Local college – 1 student
14 leavers. 8 went to Kirklees College and 8 attended day services
A Student Case Study
Mohammed joined Fairfield Post 16 from Ravenshall school and had a very successful three years, gaining life skills, taking part in work experience, learning to swim unaided and attending external events.
Mohammed left Fairfield School with a number of qualifications and 32 Asdan credits.
Mohammed moved to the newly built, Springfield Centre site of Kirklees College in September 2018. When we visited Mohammed, it was clear that he had settled very well and was enjoying all aspects of college life.
Mohammed attends college three days a week. The skills he developed at Fairfield have equipped him well for the entry level course that he is studying. When we visited he was helping to run a sweet stall as part of his enterprise module, where he was busy chatting to customers and taking part in all activities associated with this. He makes regular trips into the local community, which is consolidating and developing the skills he gained at Fairfield. He was keen to show the college facilities and particularly enjoyed explaining how he had to pay for his own lunch. College has given Mohammed the independence he needs to further develop the life skills programme which he began at school. It is clear that the lengthy transition process worked well to ensure that Mohammed had the skills needed to make further progress. When not at college, Mohammed spends time with a personal assistant, going to the gym, shopping or socialising. He also has a supportive family and enjoys spending time with them.