Information, Advice and Guidance (IAG)

Information, Advice and Guidance (IAG) Advisers work individually with young people who have a Statement of Special Educational Needs or an Education, Health and Care (EHC) plan at key transition stages between the ages of 13 and 25.

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An IAG Adviser is allocated to each mainstream and special school in Essex. They work closely with the school and will usually attend Year 9, Year 11 and Year 14 reviews.

During the meetings your IAG Adviser will ask you about what you like at school and what your interests are. They will talk to you about what you are good at and if you have any ideas about what you might want to do when you leave school. They will then give you unbiased advice about further education, training and employment to help you identify suitable options.

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If you already have a Learning Difficulty Assessment (LDA) your IAG Adviser will continue to review this and support you if they think you need an EHC plan. This is to ensure you are getting the support you need to help you as you work towards achieving your goals and wishes as you prepare for life as an adult.

If you have any questions or are worried by something in particular you can contact your IAG Adviser to arrange an additional meeting at any time.

Your IAG Adviser will continue to offer you information, advice and guidance until you finish your education.

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