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My name is Diane Goddard and I would like to introduce myself as Woodlands Meed’s Transitions Teaching Assistant. I have been part of the Woodlands Meed team for 4 years and I took on this new role in April 2019. I have a passion for supporting students to move forward in their journey to adulthood and have enjoyed hearing about their lives after they have left us. I am here to;

  • Support and empower current Woodlands Meed students to make appropriate choices about their future
  • Maintain regular contact with Alumni students to follow their individual journeys into adulthood
  • Track Alumni students’ routes into adulthood for 3 years post Woodlands Meed
  • Celebrate Alumni students’ successes on our website and on college display boards
  • Manage Alumni visits to Woodlands Meed College
  • Provide Alumni students with references for further education or employment
  • Invite Alumni students to be guest speakers at Woodlands Meed Business Brunches and Careers events
  • Encourage Alumni students to become mentors to current students
  • Create and maintain a Woodlands Meed Alumni social media page
  • Host Woodlands Meed Alumni events such as a Summer BBQ
  • Offer advice and guidance on services that can help when transitions don’t go to plan

Inevitably there comes a time when students are ready to move on from Woodlands Meed and start a new journey. There are a number of options available; Further Education Colleges, Independent Colleges, Training Providers, Day Centre Services or employment. Take a look at the Vocational Routes tab on the left to find out more.

If employment is the right step there is a scheme run by the Job Centre + called Access to Work. This scheme will support the individual into work and ensure that the workplace makes any reasonable adjustments needed. They can also supply a Job Coach for a set amount of time to help with a settling in period. Further information is available here: Click on the tab on the left to find out more: 

I look forward to hearing from you and hope to see you at our Woodlands Meed Alumni events!

Diane Goddard
Transitions Teaching Assistant
Woodlands Meed College
tel: 01444 244133

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