Careers

HAZEL OAK CAREERS PROGRESSION

DRAFT

Students are offered 3 careers curriculum pathways. This is in response to our wide range of academic, social, emotional and communication needs. Whilst we would like all students to eventually venture into employment at some point in their future, support around social skills, communication and independence is needed before venturing into employment- based programmes. Therefore, each pathway outlined below shares this common thread.


 

PATHWAY 1

PATHWAY 2

PATHWAY 3

Potential post 16/18 outcome

Life Skills accreditation.

 

SEND provision with option of work experience and continuation of EL to L2 core accreditation.

Employment programme including: full/part time; voluntary, apprenticeship; internship.

EYFS

  • EYFS units: People and Communities in the EYFS
  • Visitors in school 
  • Units such as, ‘Who helps Us?’ 
  • Students take part in Key stage 1 and 2 led challenges which are often enterprise focused.
  • Pupils receive learning and careers support from Key Stage 4 prefect groups.

KS1/2

  • Enterprise focused Challenge curriculum. 
  • Social, Emotional and Communication programmes including Talkabout, RSE, PHSE, Attention Autism, Zones of Regulation and P4C. The long term aim is to enhance life ready skills and therefore widen post 16 options (this may include independent living, internships, part/full time employment, college interviews).
  • Careers awareness through the curriculum. E.g. working with local businesses as part of their Challenge programme.
  • Functional skills heavy curriculum. E.g. understanding money, reading instructions or maths through cooking. 
  • Pupils receive learning and careers support from Key Stage 4 prefect groups.

KS3

  • Enterprise focused Challenge curriculum. 
  • Social, Emotional and Communication programmes including Talkabout, RSE, PHSE, Attention Autism, Zones of Regulation and P4C - The long term aim to enhance life ready skills and therefore widen post 16 options (this may include independent living, internships, part/full time employment, college interviews).
  • Careers awareness through the curriculum. E.g. working with local businesses as part of their Challenge programme.
  • Prefect opportunities e.g. recycling team and lunch monitors. 
  • Heavy focus around functional skills. E.g. understanding money, reading instructions or maths through cooking. 
  • Pupils receive learning and careers support from Key Stage 4 prefect groups.

PLUS:

Work experience at Attwell Farm- 1 day per week

KS4

  • Enterprise focused Challenge curriculum.  For example, setting up and running a coffee shop.
  • Head and Deputy Pupil schedule and impact meetings.
  • Social, Emotional and Communication programmes- With the long term aim to enhance life ready skills and therefore widen post 16 options (this may include independent living, internships, part/full time employment, college interviews etc)
  • Careers awareness through the curriculum. E.g. involving local businesses or setting up their own enterprise.
  • Curriculum opportunities supporting students around preparing for post 16. E.g. independent living skills and functional core learning.
  • Functional skills curriculum. E.g. applying skills in real situations such as visits to the supermarket. 
  • Careers interview with Dave Hooley.
  • Employability skills and visits to colleges during 2 week work experience programme.
  • All KS4 students have whole school prefect responsibility. They work through tasks using a ‘plan, do, review’ process. Groups include: house points; systems and monitoring; Learning Support; Careers; Newsletter team.

WORK EXPERIENCE

Solihull Moors. 6th Formers buddy up with students for work experience.

WORK EXPERIENCE

Group work experience with adult supervision. 

 

WORK EXPERIENCE

Work experience at Attwell Farm- on their own. 

PLUS:

Careers Champion- Work experience at Attwell Farm- 1 day per week 

Head and Deputy Head Pupil pupil voice meetings- every Friday.


 

PATHWAY 1

PATHWAY 2

KS5

  • ASDAN modules focusing on real life learning experiences, independence skills, working as part of a team, enterprise focused outcomes and functional skills.
  • Employability qualification- this provides a framework for developing and recognising general employability skills at Entry 2 to Level 2. They are suitable for use with pre-16 and post-16 learners. In the past, students have worked at Sainsbury’s and Solihull Moors on a week-on, week-off basis. One particular student gained part time employment as a result. 
  • Social, Emotional and Communication programmes- With the long term aim to enhance life ready skills and therefore widen post 16 options (this may include independent living, internships, part/full time employment, college interviews or transition into post 18)
  • Careers awareness through the curriculum. E.g. involving local businesses or other departments around college.
  • Functional skills curriculum. E.g. applying skills in real situations such as visits to the supermarket. 
  • Opportunities to meet key staff from students’ preference
  • Referals to Skills for Success if students are flagged as potential NEET
  • Careers support with Independent Careers advisor.
  • Careers trips- e.g. World Skills Show at the NEC. This is the UK's largest interactive apprenticeships, skills and careers event.
  • It is divided into four areas, each providing a focus on the following sectors:
  • Construction & Infrastructure
  • Health, Hospitality & Lifestyle
  • Digital, Business & Creative
  • Engineering & Technology

Solihull Moors and Attwell Farm- Weekend work or day release.

Build in opportunities to confirm apprenticeships post 18. 

Transition into employment (arranged by family)


Work Experience (Year 11 and 13)- Students to complete a portfolio as they go.

 

PATHWAY 1

PATHWAY 2

PATHWAY 3

Potential post 18 outcome

Life Skills accreditation.

 

SEND provision with option of work experience and continuation of EL to L2 core accreditation.

Employment programme including: full/part time; voluntary, apprenticeship; internship.

Monday

Planning my future.

What options will they have post 16 and post 18?

Create a personal action plan with steps they need to take to get to their ultimate goal. E.g. college, supported living, employment, social life etc

Tuesday

Q&A- Inspirational talk from someone with learning disability and their route into employment. 

Pre-prepare questions then write a summary of learning.

Wednesday

Visit Descos and come prepped with questions about running a cafe. Write up a business improvement plan for HOCO cafe.

Make improvements on return to school.

Thursday

Tour Hazel Oak College then Solihull College. 

Tour Hazel Oak College then Solihull College. 

Tour Hazel Oak College then Solihull College. 

Friday

Tour Q&C then South and City

Tour Q&C then South and City

Tour Q&C then South and City

Week 2

Monday

Health and Safety in the workplace

Health and Safety in the workplace

Health and Safety in the workplace

Tuesday

Social and communication etiquette in the workplace

Social and communication etiquette in the workplace

Social and communication etiquette in the workplace

Wednesday

Solihull Moors. 6th Formers buddy up with students for work experience.

Organisation tbc (poss Aston Villa or Desco Lounge) as a group (with a member of staff) for work experience.

Work experience at Attwell Farm- on their own. 

Thursday

Friday

 

Hazel Oak School are part of the Life Ready Careers Hub: an initiative designed with local Head Teachers and Senior Teaching Staff to support schools and colleges in developing independent, dynamic, young adults and to help raise standards of careers guidance across the borough.

Through improved and meaningful engagement with employers it provides young people with the opportunities to progress and record their employability skills, what we call the Skills for Success. It is part of the Careers and Enterprise Company’s Enterprise Adviser Network, which aims to create powerful, lasting connections between local businesses and the schools and colleges in their area.

Michelle Gough - Enterprise Coordinator

Michelle supports 10 of the Hub schools in Solihull., including Hazel Oak.

She works closely with employers and uses her recruitment, marketing and project management background to add further strength to the Hub team.

For more information, visit https://www.solihullforsuccess.com/life-ready-home