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


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