Preparing for Adulthood

Preparing for Adulthood

preparing for adulthood

At Woodlands School we recognise every child's pathways will be different. We look at individual needs of pupils and provide relevant informations to Pupils and Parents/Carers to make informed choices about their next steps. This planning starts from year 9 to adhere to national guidance.
For more information and possible destinations please see Warwickshire local offer;
If you would like more information about the different paths your child/ren could take please contact Claire Dougan, details below.

Careers, Work Experience and Destinations Team

Caitriona Harnedy

Claire Dougan

Caitriona Harnedy

Career's & Work Experience Co-ordinator

Assistant Head

01675 463590

01675 463590

Potential Pathways

Cadent Gas - Coventry


National Grid - Solihull

national grid

Ansty Hall - 

ansty hall

Job Coach: Michele De Paola

Michele De Paola

Job Coach: Paula Jeffries

Paula Jeffries

Job Coach: Nicola Coupe-Arnold

Specialist Colleges - Local Offer
  • Heart of Birmingham Vocational College (previousley Calthorpe Vocational Centre)
  • Glasshouse College
  • Hereward College
  • Homefield College
  • New College Worcester
  • Queen Alexandra College (QAC)
  • RNIB College Loughborough
  • National Star
  • Lifeworks Hub - North Warwickshire and South Leicestershire College
  • The Whitehouse at Moreron Morrell
Mainstream Colleges - Local Offer
  • North Warwickshire and South Leicestershire College
  • Stratford - upon - Avon - College 
  • Warwickshire College including The White House at Moreton Morrell
  • Hereward College in Coventry

Pupil Profiles

Interns 2019-2020 Cadent Gas - Coventry

Karandeep Mattu Intern intro (1)
Curtis Hall cadent

National Grid - Solihull



Josh is on supported internship at National Grid , Solihull. He is thriving in this environment , growing in confidence and gaining vital employability skills.

He has been on a variety of placements including porterage,tec bar, interconnectors and field force help desk and is looking for employment at the end of his supported internship 

Ansty Hall, MacDonald Hotel - Dale Sadd and Lauren Dixon are both on supported internship programme at Ansty hall ,MacDonald hotels, they are both flourishing in this environment growing in confidence and learning new skills. They both would like to move into employment at the end of their supported internship.



Sophie Hirons left Woodlands School in July 2019 to follow her passion of caring for animals. She left the with Entry Level Qualifications in English, Maths, Independent Living, Science, PE and Preparing for Work, She is currently studying animal care and zoology in Rodbaston College.

She is enjoying all her time spent on their on-site zoo and interacting with the animals. Sophie has aspirations to be a zoologist in the future.


Lauren has been on placement in kitchen preparing food for different menus and events.
She is currently front of house in food and beverage, learning skills such as laying tables for different events/meals ,serving food.

Dale Saad

Dale did his first placement in Housekeeping, cleaning and assisting with laundry tasks.
He is currently front of house in food and beverage, learning skills such as laying tables for different events/meals  and serving food.


Shona - Homefield College

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Shona first joined Woodlands School in year 7 and progressed all the way through the years including 3 years in Sixth Form until she was 19 and sadly had to move on.  Thanks to the help and support from the staff at Woodlands School she was then ready to move onto Homefield College in Loughborough as a weekly residential student.

After just 3 weeks into the new term Shona has made great progress.  She has been taking part in sports (tennis, swimming, bowling), visiting museums, bread making, arts, crafts, performing arts and PHSE.  She has also been learning everyday tasks like making beds, washing and preparing meals. 

Shona could not have transitioned better thanks to Woodlands and I’m sure she will continue to learn and progress now at Homefield where she will continue her course for at least the next two years.