Supporting all our students to understand about their next steps is very important to us at Fosse Way School. We believe that the more young people know the better informed they are to make the right choices. We also believe it is equally important for parents and carers to understand the next steps in order to support their child in making decisions.
Pupils at Fosse Way follow a curriculum that links to the development of careers-based skills from reception all the way through to Post-16 and Project Search. At the younger ages this could include: turn taking, sorting/ordering, counting, social communication skills. At the older ages activities such as internal and external work experience placements, college visits, careers advice and employability skills qualifications are included.
All of these fall under the banner of ‘independence’ – careers outcomes aren’t just about jobs, working and further education; for some individuals, volunteering or supported living may be future outcomes. It is vitally important for all our pupils that their independence skills are developed to ensure that, as adults, they are as independent as possible.
As a school, we use the “Show Progress” tracker to measure the impact of our schools’ careers programme for each individual.
We also measure the success of our school-wide careers work against the eight ‘Gatsby Benchmarks’, which are:
- A stable careers programme
- Learning from labour market information
- Addressing the needs of every pupil
- Linking curriculum learning to careers
- Encounters with employers and employees
- Experiences of workplaces
- Encounters with further education
- Personal guidance
If you would like to read more about the Gatsby Benchmarks please open this link Good Career Guidance | Education | Gatsby
For more information on careers advice and guidance please contact:
Careers lead: Jade Jeffery email@example.com
Work Experience Co-ordinator: Mark Hobbs-Shoulder, firstname.lastname@example.org
All the above can be contacted on the main school telephone number 01761412198
Our next review date is March 2023.