Careers Programme Information

Careers Education, Information, Advice and Guidance

Whilst at Southbrook School pupils are taught the skills and attitudes required to enable them to become as independent as they can be and to prepare for adulthood. We aim for pupils to have an enriched and stimulating curriculum to give them every opportunity to reach their full potential regardless of their gender, race, learning disability or physical disability.

Careers Education Advice and Guidance Policy

Rationale and commitment to careers education, information, advice and guidance

At Southbrook School careers education, information, advice and guidance is at our forefront ensuring pupils’ leave with the right tools and values to help prepare them for adulthood. We support pupils` to consider their future options, realise their potential and decide how their skills and experiences fit with opportunities in Further Education and the job market. We prepare students for their preferred transitional pathway whether that is to continue with further education, employment/ training and we use a person-centred approach in our delivery method. We are fully committed to our statutory and moral obligation to provide a holistic careers service to pupils in Year 7 onwards, highlighting the vocational and academic routes to their preferred careers path.

We ensure that pupils` are inspired and motivated, ensuring high achievable aspirations are considered for a range of careers available.

We work closely with the local authority due to the vulnerable nature of our students who all have special education needs and disabilities with Education, Health and Care plans in place, ensuring that we know of all the services available to support pupils`, to access these and share this knowledge amongst our community. We regularly celebrate and showcase and promote the achievements of our pupils who are volunteering or in paid employment at every possible opportunity.

We underpin our strategy with the Gatsby Benchmark and our specialism of Applied Learning.

The Careers Strategy is overseen by Ian Hughes.

Useful links

National Careers Service

National Citizenship Service (NCS)

Careers South West

 

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