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We aim to give our pupils experiences of careers by providing a curriculum that establishes a growing knowledge and awareness of the world of work. Through these experiences young people and their families will recognise what to aim for as they prepare for adulthood and post 16 transition. This includes delivering a breadth of opportunities and experiences that our pupils can start to build their own future pathways on. As we aim to do this, we are also fully aware of the impact the inherent difficulties our pupils have due to the nature of their needs and diagnosis and look to how we can start to overcome these barriers, working alongside them.

How will we deliver this?

  • Pupils will have access to a careers curriculum from Year 7 onward and this will be routinely monitored and evaluated to ensure it is fit for purpose.
  • Provide pupils with unbiased careers advice and support from a careers advisor, formally, at least once before the end of year 12
  • Work with pupils and their families as they  prepare for their future and  for life after Parkside (and for some pupils after Pathways - Our 1 year 6th form provision)
  • Experiences of different work places and environments
  • Meaningful encounters with the world of work
  • Careers fairs and skills workshops - through the LA and The New Anglia local enterprise partnership

What is our expected impact?

  • Pupils will have a successful transition from Year 11 into Post 16.
  • Pupils will have had experience of a wide range of opportunities, interests and options so they are best placed to make informed decisions about their future choices.
  • Pupils will develop the skills needed for them to be employable, whether that is voluntarily or paid.
  • Pupils will know the value of having work and commitments in their lives
  • Pupils will know that they have a valued and important part to play in the world in which they live and that they can, and are motivated to contribute to society in a way which best suits their interests and skills.
  • Pupils will know about and make use of the range of support and advice that is available to them in order to support their choices and decision making as the progress on from Parkside and Pathways College

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