Leaving school

Why it’s a good idea to let your college or uni know you’re disabled

Disabled. It’s a loaded word not all disabled people want to identify with. But if you want to get off to a good start at college or uni – try to make peace with that word and tick the disability box on your application form.

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Care experienced

Young people in foster care have their say “Give me a chance”

Young champions from the Fostering Network Scotland have made an ace film called “Give me a Chance” about the positive role that foster care can have in young people’s lives.

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Autism

Jordan’s story – my life at school with autism

Jordan’s story: “When I was at school, I always felt the need to tell everyone I met, my classmates, about the fact I am autistic so that everyone knew why I acted differently from other people”.

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Your rights

What’s next? Getting ready to leave school

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Your school should start helping you get ready to leave at least a year before you are due to go.

It’s important that the right people know about your support needs after you leave school. But it’s also important that your privacy is respected.

 

Find out ways your school could support you to get ready to leave, and the info they might pass on when you go


Leaving school

Advice we wish we’d known when we left school

Remember that YOU know yourself best. You’re making a choice for you, not for anyone else. And if plan A doesn’t work out, don’t worry. Lots of people end up doing something different from what they first planned.

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Leaving school

Young Scot Extra for 16+

For all your questions, Young Scot Extra has got life after your 15th birthday pretty much covered!

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Leaving school

A film about getting ready to leave school


Leaving school

Deciding when to leave school

Here’s what you need to know to help you decide when to leave school.

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Leaving school

My world of work

Get the help you need to make decisions about your future.

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Leaving school

Disabled and leaving school?

Get advice on how you can carry on with your learning after you leave school.

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