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Transition into Adult Life: Useful Resources

This page contains documents useful for teachers, special educational needs co-ordinators, Connexions staff, social workers and anyone involved in supporting a young person in transition to adult life. 

Person-centred planning

For hints and tips for person-centred planning see the document below:

It helps young people think about, plan and lead the lives they want. 

Stages of the transition pathway

  1. Getting ready (school years 8-9, ages 13-14)
  2. Making the transition plan (school year 9, age 14) 
  3. Planning ahead (school years 9-14, ages 14-19)
  4. Leaving school (school years 11-14, ages 16-19)   

Here you can download some of the materials from the pack:

'Who I am' and 'My hopes and dreams'

This is a sheet to be filled in by or with the young person and kept updated throughout transition.

It can be used to think about the future.

Planning sheet

This sheet is to be filled in during the transition meeting and kept updated throughout transition.

It can be used to plan for the future and covers different elements of a young person's life.

Action plan

This sheet is to be filled in during the transition meeting and kept updated and reviewed throughout transition.

It gives tasks to each person to help make sure the plan is successful.

My life, my future

This workbook should be filled in by or with the young person through the transition process.

It can be used to think about the future and keep information in one place.

Workbook for mainstream pupils

This workbook was developed by a Staffordshire SENCo.  It is appropriate for mainstream pupils with special educational needs.  It can also be used with young people without statements.

It can be used to think about and prepare for the future. It can be filled in by young people in group sessions and/or class time and provokes interesting discussions. 

Checklists for each stage of the transition process

These checklists help make sure that everything important is covered at each stage of transition.

School years 8-9, ages 13-14

School year 9, age 14

School years 10-14, ages 15-19

School years 11-14, ages 16-19

Sample letters

Invitation to transition meeting

This letter can be used to invite various people to attend a young person's transition meeting.

Letter to contact a service

This letter can be used to contact a professional to ask for their support for a young person.


The big picture

This is a guide to transition for young people and their families.

Warning: This is a large file and may take a long time to download.

Transition pathway (full pack)

This is the full Transition Pathway Resource Pack.

Warning: This is a large file and may take a long time to download. 

Further information

If you would like to know more, please see the transition pathway website. 

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