From S4 the focus of the work in the Department changes to prepare the pupils for life beyond school. Most of the pupils start a college link programme in their final school year and they are involved in career guidance work experience placements where appropriate.
Each pupil will have the opportunity to gain qualifications at Level 1,2 and 3 in DAS from S4, with provision made for pupils to gain qualifications at level 4 and above if appropriate.
Every pupil in DAS is involved in Personal Learning Planning with long and short term targets set by pupils, supported by the class teacher and shared with parents. This ensures the pupil’s individual needs are supported and met.
The Department also has inter-agency planning in the form of either an Integrated Support Plan or a Co-ordinated Support plan.