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School and Beyond Preparation for FE/HE and the workplace. Dominic Everett Teacher of the Visually Impaired Resource Centre for Visually Impaired Pupils Uddingston Grammar School. Preparation for life after school. General preparation crucial.

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    1. School and BeyondPreparation for FE/HE and the workplace. Dominic Everett Teacher of the Visually Impaired Resource Centre for Visually Impaired Pupils Uddingston Grammar School Dominic Everett, Uddingston Grammar

    2. Preparation for life after school • General preparation crucial. • Daily living skills; social and communication skills; independent travel in and around school as well as at home. • Competent use of assistive technology. • Consideration of future direction at earliest stage – S2 options onwards. Dominic Everett, Uddingston Grammar

    3. Preparation for life after school. The Workplace • Parental involvement crucial. • Preparation from S2/3 through PSE classes. • Careers Scotland input at early stage. • Work Experience – advance preparation and evaluation necessary. Dominic Everett, Uddingston Grammar

    4. Preparation for life after school. The Workplace • Full-time employment through self-placement. • Training opportunities - Skillseekers; Modern Apprenticeships; Training Agencies. • “Access To Work”. Dominic Everett, Uddingston Grammar

    5. Preparation for life after school. Post-16 Education • Responsibility usually lies with the student to ensure that arrangements are in place - but parental and Professional support is vital. • Careful consideration of suitable establishment; course, etc. • Apply to individual colleges or through UCAS system. Dominic Everett, Uddingston Grammar

    6. Preparation for life after school. Post-16 Education • Arrange visits to establishments through Open Days, school visits. • Arrange one-to-one visit with Adviser for Disabled Students – to make them aware of personal requirements; to plan DSA claim. Dominic Everett, Uddingston Grammar

    7. Preparation for life after school. Post-16 Education Funding • Apply for funding for FE up to HNC through College bursary scheme – Maintenance; Study; Travel; SEN Allowances. • SAAS provide Student Loan/Bursary (YSB) for HNC and above at FE colleges and in HE. Dominic Everett, Uddingston Grammar

    8. Disabled Student Allowance • Disabled Student Allowance (DSA) – apply to SAAS 1. Basic Allowance – up to £1,725 p.a. (small items) 2. Large Item Allowance – up to £5,160 for full period of study. 3. Non-medical Personal Allowance – up to £20,520 p.a. (Readers; Scribe; Helpers). 4. Assessment of Need required – provided by FE/HE establishment or RNIB. Dominic Everett, Uddingston Grammar

    9. The Student • Be Prepared! • Independent travel and living – mobility preparation over summer break. • Special equipment, exam arrangements. • Good study and IT skills crucial – Moodle used extensively. • Don’t be afraid to ask for assistance. • Be friendly and have fun! Dominic Everett, Uddingston Grammar

    10. Thank You Any Questions?