↵​We aim to support young people with SEND into adulthood with paid employment, good health, independent living options and friends, relationships and community inclusion - outcomes which have been set nationally by government. We will work with young people and their families and our partners, to improve life chances for young people. 

In this section

Useful reading

Vocational Options Post 16 (opens a pdf)

We also recommend that you read our Next Steps Pack to understand all the education and employment options.
The Next Steps Pack is aimed at young people in years 10 and 11, including information if you need extra support with your learning.
Download the Next Steps Pack 2020/21​


Next Steps Interviews

To support learners to make a successful transition post 16, the 14-25 team at AfC offer Next Steps interviews to learners in local and out of borough schools, delivered by our qualified careers advisers.  These interviews are to help raise awareness of the local offer and to explore options post 16.

All young people in Year 11 will be offered a Next Steps interview, whether they are in a Kingston or Richmond school or in an out of borough school.  Interviews are offered to all Year 10 and Year 13 learners accessing SEN Support and resident learners with EHCPs in Kingston and Richmond schools.  

For more information on these Next Steps interviews contact the 14-25 team at Email: 14-25@achievingforchildren.org.uk or speak with your teachers at school to see when the next round of interviews are scheduled at your school.