Employability is an important aspect of the curriculum and many of our students aspire to finding employment in the future. Students are supported in the following ways:
- The Preparation for Adulthood Programme with work on Communication, Teamwork, wring a CV, digital literacy and Financial Capability.
- BTEC Pre-Vocational Studies in Hospitality, Sport and Creative Media.
- Functional Skills to develop skills for employment and independence.
- ASDAN Lifeskills Challenges relating to employability skills – construction, mechanics.
- Internal work placements which are advertised – students apply with a CV, have an interview and complete an induction process.
- External work placements which are supported by a job coach. Students begin a six-week placement of one day a week with a possible extension to ten weeks. This enables them to try different roles and businesses.
- Links to agencies – DWP workshops on Employer Expectations, seeking work, applying for work, interview practice.
- NCS workshops to develop skills for work; this includes a social enterprise project.
- The Head of Sixth Form is a member of the locality SEND Employability Cluster group which includes training opportunities for staff and students and access to a wide range of events and opportunities throughout the county.
- Employability skills developed through projects in the local community such as Richmond Park and Warren Wood gardens.
Tel: 01427 619360