Transitions can be anxious times for most parents when they are considering the move to a Further Education College/Post 16 provider for their son/daughter. It is essential that support is in place at all times which is why North Kent College were invited in to talk to the students/parents/carers at the Spectrum Centre, at Longfield Academy on the 13th of October 2017.

Transition to College

Sheila Dance and her team presented to Year 10/11 students/parents and carers in the Spectrum Centre about the transition to College and the support that is available. Parents had requested the talk from College when they were invited into School for an informal coffee morning at the end of the Summer term with the Careers Learning and Development Manager – Lesley Tannock.

Dispelling concerns

The concerns and fears that the parents had were quickly dispelled, as Sheila and team spoke about the support that would be available at College.  Discussions surrounded entry levels and parents soon realised that there are a wide range of courses at different levels, meeting the needs of their sons/daughters.

Open Afternoon

It was a timely event as North Kent College were due to have their Open afternoon the following week and all parents/careers were encouraged to visit the College with their young person to discover the wide range of courses that are available.

Travel Training

Specific discussions were instigated reference travel for their sons/daughters and as a result KCC have been invited in to do some relevant travel training with the students.


The feedback from the event has been exceptionally positive.