C&K Careers has a dedicated SEND team (Special Educational Needs and Disability team) operating in secondary special schools and resourced provision, helping young people with their transition to further education, training, work and other destinations.
The team also supports our other careers advisers, who deal with young people with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND) in mainstream education.
We get to know each young person through individual interviews, group work and contacts with parents/carers. We are present at their transition review usually held in year 9 and at the year 11 review to help identify suitable progression routes. Where there is no suitable local provision, we will help with applications to specialist residential colleges.
'Ours is a special school for some of the most vulnerable pupils in Kirklees. Your help and support has helped ensure:
- there is continuity of help once pupils leave school so that progress can be maintained.
- all our leavers have been offered places at further education college on courses including brickwork, joinery apprenticeships, ICT, public services and hairdressing.
- our pupils and staff have received high quality careers, further education and training advice.'
Executive Headteacher, local special school.
'Participation advisers, SEND Advisers and Adult careers advisers are passionate about their client group and hugely motivational.' matrix report, January 2016.
For young people with an Education, Health and Care Plan or a Statement of Special Education Needs, leaving school for further education or training, we can write a 'needs assessment' – a detailed report of the support needed to ensure success in post-16 education, training or higher education. Our support can continue up to the young person's 25th birthday to ensure they maintain their place in education, employment or training.
For further information:
Contact: Nathaniel, SEND Co-ordinator
Call: 01484 225500