Aims & Vision of Careers Education at Ashgate Croft School

We aim to ensure a high quality of vocational and careers education for all our students, to be delivered in a meaningful and appropriate way for their needs and circumstances.

Through person centred planning with the Education, Health & Care (EHCP) plans at the centre, we support all our students to articulate their aspirations for adult life, including community inclusion, independence, their aspiration to work and promoting their physical and mental health. This also includes adults around our students, knowing the individual and their needs.

Our school vision is for all our students to become as independent as they can be and to be prepared for adulthood. We aim to give them every opportunity to reach their full potential whether that is to continue in further education, employment, or independent living.

Parent/Carer Involvement

We work in partnership with parents/carers and other agencies to ensure that students are supported holistically in their development. We do this by the use of home-school books, newsletters, parent/carer evenings, coffee mornings, school website, and whole school events, we share information, open days and careers fairs to help inform the decision-making process.

We inform parent/carers of opportunities which will enrich, enhance and add to the curriculum offered at Ashgate Croft, including open days, activities and events. We remind our parents/carers that with the right support, many young people with SEND can find paid work and be supported to live independently and participate in leading a full and active role in their community.

  • Ashgate Croft School Careers lead and work experience co-ordinator - Richard Windle

  • Member of Leadership Team responsible for Careers - Georgia Middlebrook (Assistant Head - Upper School)

  • School governor responsible for Careers - Simon Oxspring
  • Ashgate Croft independent careers adviser – Rachel Bryant (Senior SEND Officer 14-25)

Encounters with employers and employees

For more information, please see attached file which will be regularly updated.

Encounters with experiences of workplaces

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Encounters with further & higher education

For more information, please see attached file which will be regularly updated.