Careers, Education, Information, Advice and Guidance
At Southfield, students are prepared for adulthood through a broad, balanced and motivating curriculum that is accessible to all learners. For many students the purpose of this curriculum is to develop their abilities which will contribute to an increasing independence and self-determination, and in doing so will enhance the student’s life experience.
Young people with SEND are less likely to achieve qualifications that are well recognised by employers, such as GCSEs. They also have the highest rates of unemployment than other students of the same age group. Many young people with SEND benefit from additional career support, such as supported internships.
Transition to Post-19 placements is something that we start to explore from Year 9. Looking back through individual students’ Education Health and Care Plans, provides a platform that indicates student and family’s views, opinions and aspirations for the future.
Working with families and carers to produce EHCP targets ensures we are all working towards shared aspirations. EHCP targets are written to mirror the four key outcomes of the preparing for adulthood curriculum: Employment, Health, Independent Living & Community Inclusion. These EHCP targets are reviewed and assessed regularly during the academic year and progress is discussed with parents/ carers and other health and social care professionals, at the annual review meetings. We also deliver specific transition lessons from year 12 to 14 over a three year rolling programme. We hold a yearly careers event where local colleges and other adult service providers are invited to hold information stalls for parents, carers and students.
Our students move on to a variety of destinations, from employment through supported internships, to colleges, adult service providers or continuing health care. We collect data on our students’ destinations each year to inform our transitions curriculum ensuring we prepare our students for adulthood, as they grow older.
For more information please contact:
Lead Teacher – Careers Coordinator
firstname.lastname@example.org or 01274 779662