At Grove House School, students begin to prepare for the world of work and practice employability skills during KS3. Here we investigate a wealth of potential careers and jobs, seeking to raise aspirations. We discuss role models, many of whom have overcome disability of some kind to go on to be successful in their chosen fields. As part of this, we also look at rights and responsibilities in the community and tackling discrimination.
At KS4 pupils work towards accreditation in PSHE by completing units such as; Applying for Jobs and Courses, Personal Action Planning, plus Relationships, Behaviours and Practices in the Workplace. Visits to local colleges are arranged to help support students confidence, give them an insight into a real college working day along with opportunities to ask the college staff questions. We have been fortunate to work closely with staff from Barclays Bank who have inspired the students and given them a tremendous insight into the world of work.
At Grove House, we also work closely with our IAG advisor Jenny Woodgate. The local IAG Adviser works individually with young people who have an EHCP at key transitions between the ages of 13 and 25. The local IAG adviser will conduct meeting with the students in KS4 they will ask the student about what they like at school and what their interests are. They will talk to the student about what they are good at and if they have any ideas about what they might want to do when they leave school. They will then give the student unbiased advice about further education, training and employment to help them identify suitable options.
If you have any questions you can contact Mrs Hall, Upper School Leader, on 01277 361 498 or your IAG Adviser to arrange a meeting at any time. To contact your local IAG advisor or find out more information about the services they provide please click on the link below:
(To be reviewed Sept 19)