All pupils at Social Arts for Education are entitled to
- Access and inclusion in a stable careers programme providing information on the full range of education and training options available at each transition point, including opportunity to find out about technical education qualifications and apprenticeship opportunities.
- To meet and listen to a range of local providers about the opportunities they offer, including technical education & apprenticeships – this may be via events organised in school, FE/ HE visits, assemblies, group discussions and taster events.
Careers Guidance will focus on the specific needs of each individual student, promoting self-awareness and personal development. Each student will receive current and relevant information to enable informed decisions and future choices. All information will be delivered by qualified professionals, impartially and differentiated to suit specific needs. Each student will also have access to confidential, personalised careers guidance.
The Social Arts for Education Careers Programme will promote the following to all students:
- Self development through employability and enterprise education – planning & managing own future
- Raising aspirations and awareness of all available options at each transitional point.
- Learning about Careers and the world of work
- Developing career management, employability and enterprise skills
- Promoting equality, diversity, social mobility and challenging stereotypes.
Students are encouraged to take part in visits to local Further Education providers and job and careers fairs, and are able to take part in sessions run by external careers consultants. Our curriculum is heavily STEM-based, and this gives our students the opportunity to learn how the different STEM subjects help people to gain entry to, and be more effective
workers within, a wide range of careers.
We are currently forming links with local colleges which offer work-based learning, in order that our students can experience the world of work not just via formal work experience, but through their day to day classroom learning.
Students leaving Social Arts for Education will be able to access our Support Into Adulthood programme, which is geared towards helping those with social disabilities to transition effectively into the world of further education or work.