Careers Education at Clarity, includes education, information and guidance, delivered in a differentiated way that caters for the individual and additional needs of children with SEND.
Specialised Careers Education is delivered by the Directions team, who help our pupils develop the knowledge and skills they need to make successful choices, manage transitions in learning and move into the workplace. Through individualised, sensitive guidance, which is tailored to their needs and aptitudes, pupils are supported and guided to make the decisions about learning and work that are right for them.
Careers education forms an integral part of our curriculum in our PSHE and Life Skills programme. The three main areas of careers learning, identified in the National Framework, form themes throughout careers work from Year 7 to 11, meeting the Gatsby Benchmark standards.
Careers guidance is supported by the work that Class Teachers do in lesson time to build life skills into their experiences at Clarity. All staff are involved in guidance to some extent, for example through support during the selection and delivery of KS4 options. We are also well supported by Directions, our qualified and impartial careers advisers, who come to the school to work with the children each fortnight. Parent workshops and app question and answer sessions have
More information about Directions.
Careers guidance interviews take place on a one to one basis for all pupils in years 9-11 and those who request a careers appointment. This features them building a 'My Careers Plan' alongside careers workshops and speakers, focussing on informing the children on options post 16. Our aim is that all pupils who leave Clarity at the end of Year 11 have an offer of a place to move on to. This is achieved through the work of the SEN Class Teachers, the SENCO and Deputy Head and the contribution of Directions specialists.
In years 7 and 8, provision includes, allocated time through PSHE lessons for self-development focusing on lifestyle and progression, direction towards careers resources available in school and provided by Directions, participation in The Real game in Year 8, group speakers about KS4 options, including vocational and alternative courses and targeted offsite provision where appropriate.
Please note, we are excited to announce that careers advice meetings can now resume in person.
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