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Faculty of Inclusive Education: Careers Provision
Our aim is to expose students to the world of work and give them a range of opportunities to develop independence, decision making and confidence in their choices for adulthood
All KS3 students participate in a range of trips during Life Skills lessons which expose them to a range of different workplaces and careers (e.g. shops, dentists, police station, fire station).
Individual skills and qualities (one session)
Enterprise for charity – learning how to make a profit from a small starting budget (two sessions)
STEM opportunities for selected Year 8 students – links with local employers.
Community Volunteering (two sessions)
Careers: (two sessions)
-recognising qualities and characteristics;
-relate strengths to areas of interest;
-identify limitations in terms of a working role.
Aspirations withdrawal sessions with PPM
Units personalised to suit need. One half term focusing on careers and post-16 choices, including transition visits
50/50 split between employability and practical units. Employability units cover preparation for work, health and safety, teamwork, enterprise and customer service.
Personalised to suit need. Includes CVs and application forms, college visits, transition, study skills and choices at post-16. Money Matters workshops (delivered by Basingstoke Consortium)
College visits: each group will visit 2 local post-16 settings during KS4.
CVs and application forms
Job searching, applications and interview skills
Employability skills days (Basingstoke Consortium)
EHCP meetings: PPM speaks to parents of all students in Key Stage 4 about expectations at post-16.
Job Centre Plus provide targeted workshops on request
National Citizenship Service (Year 11 Summer term)
One week block placement in Year 11
Timetabled placements (half-day per week) for vocational Year 10 and 11
One week block placement in Year 10.
(Transition and Employability Drop-ins for parents and learners 14+) covering:
Housing (options from local council and Housing Association)
Colleges fair and Apprenticeships (delivered by post-16 providers)
Application processes and transport (delivered by HCC)
Learning Disability Team: transition into adulthood.
PIP/Benefits (delivered by DWP and Parent Partnership)
Volunteering and Independence
Open event to all SEN families, alternate years. Local providers from a range of services are invited)
Housing and benefits
Employment and apprenticeships
September offers and destination data
Follow-up calls (September) to check suitability of college courses.
Tracking of all leavers from 2014 up to age 25
KS3: Year 9 attend Aspiration workshops with PPM (withdrawal from tutor time, ratio 1:1 or 1:2 according to need) to explore opportunities.
KS4: Year 10 and 11 students attend Aspiration workshops with PPM (ratio 1:2 in Year 10, 1:1 in Year 11) to identify priorities, explore courses and begin the application process. Assembly programme of visitors to introduce students to the range of options at post-16. Invitees: BCOT, QMC, Newbury College, Dove House post-16, Alton College, NCS, Job Centre Plus, apprenticeship advice from businesses. Tutor sessions include access to a range of prospectuses to explore options.
KS3 and KS4: Employability Days provided by Basingstoke Consortium.
PPM—Parent Partnership Manager
Dove House is a member of, and regularly hosts the HCC NEET meetings. Dove House is also part of the M3 LEP Enterprise Advisor Network and evaluates it’s careers provision against the Gatsby Benchmarks.
Access to independent careers adviser (Basingstoke Consortium) and HCC’s Transitions Team for any student at risk of becoming NEET.
EHCP: preparing for Adulthood meetings