Preparing for Adulthood
At Wath Central, we pride ourselves on preparing our children for the future, including both their education and their future lives. We want our children to thrive, be active citizens in the World and know that they can make a difference in the World we live in. Visit our vision and mission for further information.
What do we mean by 'Preparing for Adulthood'?
Preparing for Adulthood’ (PfA) is a phrase used in education which means preparing children to continue learning, living independently, participating in society and being as healthy as possible in adult life. The process formally begins at secondary school but realistically primary schools have a key role to play in the early steps of this process.
At each stage of children and young people’s learning and development, early years settings and schools each need to prepare them for the new responsibilities, new experiences, new independence and the new challenges of the next stage of their education, training and employment. And most importantly support them to be able to make future choices about all aspects of their lives.
Schools have clear duties regarding preparing children and young people with special educational needs and/or disabilities (SEND) for adulthood. These duties sit in the Children and Families Act 2014 and SEN and Disability Code of Practice 2015.
At Wath Central, our vision for all pupils is to ‘value every child for who they are and prepare them for everything they could be’ therefore PfA is key to our provision.
Further useful information regarding PfA can be found on the following websites: