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


Parent Career Information

Careers Lead Contact Details

For any information please contact the careers lead;

Helen Lee


We’d like to invite you to listen to a new vodcast called ‘The C Word’.  Intrigued?  Naturally, the C Word is Careers!  It’s aim is to help you to help your child make those important decisions about ‘careers’.  Created by two local employers, who work with Basingstoke schools, it will sow some seeds and hopefully also make you smile.  Judith and Maxine are passionate about supporting young people into employment; they would like you to join them in a relaxed but informative conversation.


Episode 1.  Starting the conversation.  What style of learning and therefore career could best suit your child?

The C Word with Judith and Maxine – YouTube   (13 minutes).

Where do our students go?

Students from Years 9, 10 and 11 took part in Get Inspired this week – a live work-related experience where they found out a little more about the world of work.  Although some of the sessions were quite tricky (with a few technical problems thrown in), the students were all awesome and really engaged with it.

See below for some information about a really useful website which you are encouraged to look at – it is available to all students, not just the ones who took part in the activity above.

We are delighted to announce that the Get Inspired Goes Virtual Careers Fair is now live until 07 May 2021.

There are over 50 virtual career stands for your students to visit either in the classroom or at home, as part of tutor time, specific lessons or as homework. Included in the careers fair is an online task which encourages students to explore the local businesses to complete it. If a student gets all the questions correct, they will be entered into a draw and could win a prize.

Please visit this URL link to access the careers fair:

Password: EBPSouth

We hope that your students enjoy the virtual careers fair and that it provides both information and inspiration to help them with their future career choices and decisions.

Well done class of 2019

Dove House students have a range of options after school. This is where our 2019 leavers moved on to, to continue their education! Lots of them have really developed their independence skills too, making their own way to and from college on public transport.

Newbury College4 students on a mixture of mainstream and foundation courses
Andover College4 students completing a mixture of level 2 and GCSE courses
QMC9 students, mostly in the Foundation Learning pathway
Post-1610 students, now studying personalised pathways to employment
BCOT4 students on the Future Pathways course
Sparsholt1 student studying level 3 BTEC
Apprenticeship1 student following an apprenticeship course on a farm

Key Stage 3

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).

Year 7:

Individual skills and qualities (one session)

Year 8:

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.

Year 9

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


Foundation Learning:

Units personalised to suit need. One half term focusing on careers and post-16 choices, including transition visits

Vocational Learning:

50/50 split between employability and practical units. Employability units cover preparation for work, health and safety, teamwork, enterprise and customer service.

Academic Pathway:

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)

Careers Preparation: (covered in all pathways)

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)

Work Experience (all learners)

Foundation pathway:

One week block placement in Year 11

Vocational pathway:

Timetabled placements (half-day per week) for vocational Year 10 and 11

Academic pathway:

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

Futures Fair

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


PPO—Parent Partnership Officer

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