Careers Advice and Information

Careers Advice and Guidance:

The Forest School values the importance of an enriching and stimulating Careers Education programme to all our pupils. This ensures that all our pupils can successfully navigate the ever changing provisions available to them once they leave school at 16. The Forest School accesses the NYCC Specialist Careers Service to work with Key Stage 4 pupils, usually in Years 10 and 11.

All pupils at The Forest School receive independent and impartial advice about the Education, Training and Employment opportunities on offer to them. This prepares our pupils for transition to their preferred provision; whether that is to continue within further education, supported employment, training, social care or supported living.

The Careers Education programme is delivered in a variety of ways, and has strong links to both our PSHE and Preparing for Life curriculums. The pupils work within whole class or small groups initially, to inspire and motivate all our young people for the world of work. All pupils are then additionally provided with individual guidance interviews from Year 10 onwards, with optional parent / carer attendance.

We ensure that information from the Careers and Education programme is linked closely with all our pupil’s Education, Health and Care Plans to ensure that appropriate services and provisions are in place to meet the needs and aspirations of the individual.

We aim for all our pupils to reach their full potential and be happily placed within an appropriate provision once they leave school.

The member of staff with responsibility for CEIAG is Paul James, Interim Co-Headteacher.