Careers Programme Information
The school has a careers programme that is designed to meet the needs of all pupils with a wide range of special educational needs and disabilities. Individual programmes reflect the short and long term goals identified within Transition Plans for students Year 9 and above.
- Careers Leader in school: Debbie Gaskell (Head of Secondary/ Assistant Headteacher)
- During Y9, all pupils participate in their 14+ annual review which focuses on planning for adult life and further education and work based opportunities. (See below regarding Transition Planning)
- As part of an effective transition, the school actively encourages parents and learners to visit a number of suitable career options, higher education settings and other providers in order to support future decision making.
- Appropriate curriculum links are made with skills in enterprise and employability, e.g. through accreditation (ASDAN PPQ)
- Where relevant and appropriate, students are given the opportunities to engage in work based learning and experiences to support their interests and aspirations.
- We offer planned opportunities for students to access Taster Days and visits to other settings and work places.
- The school works in close liaison with parents and the local authority transition workers who provide personal guidance to students to help prepare them for post Coppice placements.
Provider Access Policy Statement
All maintained schools and academies (including special schools and pupil referral units) must give education and training providers the opportunity to talk to pupils in years 8-13 about approved technical qualifications and apprenticeships.
At The Coppice School, pupils have a personalised Transition Plan produced at Y9 and this is reviewed on an annual basis. The plan sets out the young person's wishes and aspirations for their future education and career and the school works in close partnership with families and Transition Workers in order to identify suitable providers and support them in getting to know the young person as part of a bespoke transition process.
If any education and training providers wish to discuss their involvement with the school then they should contact the headteacher for further information.