Careers & Enterprise

 Careers and Enterprise at Sandside Lodge School

 
 
      Rebecca Noble                               Naomi Cutler                                Kerry Billows                          Karen Britnell  
  (Upper School SENCO,                  (KS3 &4 Teacher)                        (Sixth Form Teacher)              (Assistant Head)
      Sixth Form Teacher) 
 
 
 
 
 

Our broad and balanced  curriculum has been designed to support the students to reach their full potential.

The subjects are built on each year and lead towards some external qualifications through AQA and ASDAN accreditations.

The focus on Independent Living Skills (ILS) is a key part of the curriculum and prepares students for their next exciting chapter after Sandside Lodge School.

The Careers and Enterprise Curriculum pathway has been designed to offer a variety of opportunities to enable students to gain skills and experience which will support them in their aspirations for the future. 

Developing yourself through careers, employability and enterprise education:

Recognise strengths, areas of need, likes, dislikes, preferences, future hopes and dreams and education

 through the process of writing a futures plan, which will support the students voice within the EHCP.

Building confidence

Developing independence skills

Enterprise Activities

Learning about careers and the world of work

RSHE curriculum- identifying people who helps us, identifying a uniform, researching jobs, completing job applications

Developing your career management and employability skills

Following regular routines

Enterprise projects

Developing yourself through careers, employability and enterprise education:

Recognise strengths, areas of need, likes, dislikes, preferences, future hopes and dreams and education through

 the process of writing a futures plan. Which will support the students voice within the EHCP.

· Careers Assembly

· Enterprise Activities –

· At least one meaningful encounter with an employer per year

Learning about careers and the world of work

· Curriculum Links – RHSE/Life skills, Careers at Every Level

· Posters and Displays

Developing your career management and employability skills

Visit to a workplace

Recognising own skills and know how these could be used to own advantage within a work environment

Parents and carers will have access to LMI resources through website

Enterprise projects

Mock interviews

Developing yourself through careers, employability and enterprise education:

Recognise strengths, areas of need, likes, dislikes, preferences, future hopes and dreams and education through the 

process of writing a futures plan, which will support the students voice within the EHCP.

·         Explore future education options

·         ASDAN – Going to College Towards Independence

·         Enterprise sessions – fundraising, planning and supporting local charities

Learning about careers and the world of work

·         ASDAN Towards Independence: Horticulture

·         ASDAN TI Work Awareness

·         ASDAN Work right

·         The John Muir Award

·         Inspira meetings

·         Work Experience Placements

·         Talk with ex-students about their experiences.

Developing your career management and employability skills

·          Developing a CV – Recognise skills and experience

·         Interview staff about their job role

·         Money development

Inspira

We are working alongside Inspira to deliver a rich and meaningful curriculum. Click the button below for more information on Inspira. 

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"Dreams do come true, and all of




us can do anything we




want, if we believe we can"

Hope Tagimuri
Ex Student

“When I was a pupil at Sandside Lodge School, I did my work experience in the office. I really enjoyed it and learnt lots of different tasks. I signed visitors into the visitor’s book and gave them a badge to wear, I sent emails on parent mail, I photocopied, I laminated, I made hot drinks for people, I answered phone and made phone calls.

Whilst working in the office I became more confident, it also made me think about what I was saying when I answered the phone and dealing with people at the reception. Normally I would have just answered the phone and said “hello” but now I had to think about what to say and concentrate really hard.  

After I finished my work experience, I knew I wanted to do some sort of office type work.

I saw a job advertised as a Peer Support Worker for the NHS, working for The Learning Disabilities Team. I was really excited when I was filling my application form in, which my Mum helped me with as there were some hard questions.  I had to list all of my certificates that I had achieved whilst at school.  I had always worked hard when I was at school, so I had a lot that I had to tell them about.  It also asked me who I wanted to put as a reference.  This is somebody that they can write to, to ask if you are a good person.  Rebecca Noble was my reference as she had taught me at school, she knew I was kind and helpful and that I always tried hard.

I didn’t hear anything for a long time (it probably wasn’t a long time, but it felt like it was) and then I got a letter asking me to go and meet with the people who were in charge.  I was so excited, but also a little bit nervous.  I tried to just stay calm and not get too excited or start talking about things that were not important.  They asked me lots of questions and then told me they would be in touch with me.

Two days later I was asked to go back for an interview.  This made me so happy. The night before, I couldn’t sleep because I was excited.  I had my interview and 3 people were asking me questions and they showed me around the building and I met other people who work there.  After my interview I went back to college.

Not long after I had gone back to college, I got a phone call from a lady called Kay who is in charge and she told me that I had been amazing at my interview

and that they wanted to offer me a job. I jumped up, dropped my packed lunch on the floor, ran down the corridor, realising I didn’t have my mask on, but I was just so excited.

I have had lots of forms to fill in, with the help of my mum and I have even had to have a check on me to make sure I have not been in trouble with the police.

When I start my new job on the 30th June, I am still lucky enough to carry on going to college 2 days a week, as well as going to work.” 

 

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"Thank you so much




to Sandside Lodge School for helping me



achieve this.



You were amazing




and helped me to become to person I am



today" "
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