Laura Fergusson Trust - student transition

By: Laura Fergusson Trust  06-Dec-2011
Keywords: Social Skills

What is Student Transition?

Student Transition is all about you and your journey from school to work and into the wider community and your future.

We work with students aged 16-21 in the 12 months before they finish school, toward specific and achievable goals for the future. This service allows students to discuss their options, explore new opportunities and make informed choices with a strong support network where they are listened to and respected.

The programme is open to any Ongoing and Reviewable Resourcing Scheme (ORRS) funded student who requires support in order to achieve successful transition from school into post-school activities and community life.

How Does Student Transition Work?

Laura Fergusson Rehabilitation works closely with the student, their family and school to develop a plan for the future based on the student’s goals and to put this into action throughout the 12 month period prior to leaving school.

Every student is unique, so each plan is tailored to meet their individual needs.
The plan covers all aspects of the student’s life, including:

  • Further education
  • Employment
  • Housing
  • Community participation
  • Sport and recreation

What Opportunities Can Student Transition Provide?

As the transition from school is unique to each student, so are the possibilities for transition. Some of these possibilities include:

Further education

  • Links to Polytechnics, Universities and other tertiary courses
  • Access to distance learning and online learning

Employment/work experience

  • Job searching, interview skills and CV preparation
  • Contact with potential employers
  • Work experience support and volunteer work
  • Support to identify strengths, interests and goals, develop social skills and gain an understanding of workplace expectations and work ethic


  • Links to housing opportunities, addressing individual needs and ability

Community participation, sport and recreation

  • Support in accessing community services and networks
  • Volunteer opportunities
  • Identifying and linking with local sporting groups, gymnasiums and other recreational facilities and organisations

Keywords: Social Skills

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