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Our Careers Service

Careers Advisor:

Mandy James.

Head of Secondary Phase.

 

About our Careers Service

 

The Bridge School employ the Future Focus Service to support our pupils. Future Focus provide impartial information, advice and guidance on future education and career placement. They work one to one or with small groups to support with learning and career planning in education and the world of work.

 

Teachers across the secondary phase play a vital role within the weekly Enterprise sessions at KS3. Enterprise lessons aim to provide pupils experience of the world of work in general and particularly those jobs that pupils will not necessarily do themselves but may come into contact with during the course of their lives. For some of our pupils this may be through a sensory curriculum.

 

The curriculum is designed in such as a way as to ensure that enterprise and careers is reflected within a variety of subjects. This in turn enables pupils to experience, develop and build on functional skills that are relevant within the world of work.

 

At KS4 there are strong business links within the curriculum, to Food Technology and Horticulture, which provides pupils with work related learning. Pupils run small businesses related to these curriculum areas in the form of ‘Munchies’ and ‘Greenfinger’.

 

There is a small Sixth Form provision in school for pupils with profound and multiple learning difficulties with complex health and physical needs.

 

The whole phase weekly Business and Enterprise project also provides pupils with opportunities to find out about the world of work and to take part in work related learning within the project focus. Pupils are supported to develop and use a variety of skills that will help them to engage meaningfully and intentionally with the world of work. This includes visits into school from a variety of industries.

 

The Bridge School has commissioned Future Focus to work with our pupils on a weekly basis. Our personal advisor is Karen who supports the pupils and their parents/carers in a range of ways.

 

  • Working alongside pupils within the business focused activities.
  • Attending Annual Reviews from Year 9 onwards.
  • Support for parents and pupils for applications to new settings.
  • Education/careers advice for Bridge pupils.
  • Transition and pathway planning for post 16 placements as well as support into adult services.

 

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