Every pupil should have multiple opportunities to learn from employers about work, employment and the skills that are valued in the workplace. This can be through a range of enrichment activities including visiting speakers, mentoring and enterprise schemes.

Curriculum Stream for Phase 3 (Year 7 to 10)

Brooke

Students will experience a work environment once a week on school site i.e kitchen, gardens. Students will be visited by an external employer/worker related to the Phase topic curriculum. Employer to share tactile or sensory information relating to their work i.e policeman uniform, musician drums, chef – food. Students to access planned visit from school staff with different roles, into class/ assembly to share tactile or sensory information related to their role; e.g school nurse, chef, therapist. Students to visit local businesses within co-curriculum community participation.

Stream

Students will experience a work environment once a week on school site i.e kitchen, gardens. Students will be visited by an external employer/worker related to the Phase topic curriculum. Employer to share tactile or sensory information relating to their work i.e policeman uniform, musician drums, chef – food. Students to access planned visit from school staff with different roles, into class/ assembly to share tactile or sensory information related to their role; e.g school nurse, chef, therapist. Students to visit local businesses within co-curriculum community participation.

River

Students will experience a work environment once a week on school site i.e kitchen, gardens. Students will be visited by an external employer/worker related to the Phase topic curriculum. Employer to share tactile or sensory information relating to their work i.e policeman uniform, musician drums, chef – food. Students to access planned visit from school staff with different roles, into class/ assembly to share tactile or sensory information related to their role; e.g school nurse, chef, therapist. Students to visit local businesses within co-curriculum community participation.

Waterfall

Students take part in weekly community outreach, and a key component of this activity is meeting employees/employers, asking questions, and reflecting on the skills required to undertake certain activities or employment. Parent visitors are encouraged to discuss their career paths, and offer suggestions/opinions about these. Students are encouraged to reflect on
careers which may be appropriate to them, and reach out/make contact with employers in those industries (for example, visiting a nail salon to ask about what it’s like to work there).

Curriculum Stream for Phase 4 (Year 10 to 14)

Brooke

Students will experience a work environment once a week on school site i.e kitchen, gardens. Students will be visited by an external employer/worker related to the Phase topic curriculum. Employer to share tactile or sensory information relating to their work i.e policeman uniform, musician drums, chef – food.

Stream

Students will where appropriate have 3 opportunities across the year to encounter an employer/workplace outside of the school grounds. Students will experience a work environment once a week on school site i.e kitchen, gardens. Students will be visited by an external employer/worker related to the Phase topic curriculum. Employer to share tactile or sensory information relating to their work i.e policeman uniform, musician drums, chef – food.

River

There will be at least three visits/year where the students either visit a workplace or an employer visits the school to share information about their job. Students will be visited by an external employer/worker related to the Phase topic curriculum. Employer to share tactile or sensory information relating to their work i.e policeman uniform, musician drums, chef – food.

Waterfall

All students will access regular work experience throughout the year where they have the opportunity to learn from them the skills that are valued in the workplace. There will be at least three visits/year where the students either visit a workplace or an employer visits the school to share information about their job.