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Careers Programme Information

We aim to ensure a high quality of vocational and careers education for young people with special educational needs, to be delivered in a meaningful and appropriate way for their needs and circumstances.

Our vision is to increase the opportunities our students have of finding quality, paid employment in later life. One of the targets in our School Improvement Plan is to create a careers and post 16 curriculum that reflects the Gatsby Benchmark which have been written for pupils with SEND.

In order to support students to achieve their aspirations, careers education at Hill Park School consists of the following:

1) Vocational Education lessons to support students to identify their skills, interests and talents.

2) Working in partnership with local colleges to enable planned school to college progression. This is a supported      introduction to college with a vocational aspect, supporting learners to mix with students from other schools.

3) A  programme of Social Enterprise Activities including the "Tenner Challenge"

4) Off Site Work Experience at local businesses and charities, including Sainsbury's and Fizz warehouse

5) Visiting careers fairs and events around the city at venues such as The American Express Community Stadium

6) Support, including from external agencies, with job coaching (including mock interviews) and planning next steps          once leaving school

7) Financial literacy and budgeting, where appropriate for students, with support from organisations such as Albion in the Community

8) Link with Coast to Capital  to provide activities, support and resources for teachers  to help encourage students to develop their entrepreneurial mindset.

Our nominated careers officer is Samantha Simson. If you would like any additional information about our Careers programme please contact samanthasimson@hillpark.brighton-hove.sch.uk

Careers Policy 2019

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