Careers Programme Information
Careers Education, Information, Advice and Guidance
Whilst at Southbrook School pupils are taught the skills and attitudes required to enable them to become as independent as they can be and to prepare for adulthood. We aim for pupils to have an enriched and stimulating curriculum to give them every opportunity to reach their full potential regardless of their gender, race, learning disability or physical disability.
Rationale and commitment to careers education, information, advice and guidance
At Southbrook School careers education, information, advice and guidance is at our forefront ensuring pupils leave with the right tools and values to help prepare them for adulthood. The school will:
- Support pupils to consider their future options, realise their potential and decide how their skills and experiences fit with opportunities in Further Education and the job market.
- Prepare students for their preferred transitional pathway whether that is to continue with further education, employment/ training and we use a person-centred approach in our delivery method.
- Fully commit to our statutory and moral obligation to provide a holistic careers service to pupils in Year 7 onwards, highlighting the vocational and academic routes to their preferred careers path.
- Ensure that pupils are inspired and motivated, ensuring high achievable aspirations are considered for a range of careers available.
The school works closely with the local authority due to the vulnerable nature of our students who all have special education needs and disabilities with Education, Health and Care plans in place, ensuring that we know of all the services available to support pupils. All knowledge of access and support will be shared amongst our community. We regularly celebrate and showcase and promote the achievements of our pupils who are volunteering or in paid employment at every possible opportunity.
The school will measure the quality of careers education available to Southbrook pupils against the 8 Gatsby Benchmarks and will continue to use the Compass self assessment tool to indicate areas for further development.
The impact for pupils will be in the key transition points with the aim to support social mobility by enabling pupils to progress to further studies and employment.
We underpin our strategy with the Gatsby Benchmark and our specialism of Applied Learning.
The Careers Strategy is overseen by Kathryn Wharton-Darke who can be contacted via our contacts page on this website.
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