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. 

  • 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. 

 For further information, please contact the Careers Leader in school; 

Careers Leader: June Walker


telephone: 01772 336342


  • To encourage students to develop high aspirations and consider options and choices for their future life.
  • To provide students with the knowledge and skills to make successful transitions to the next stage of their life.
  • To work in partnership with parents and other agencies to improve opportunities and to promote social mobility.
  • To place value on student voice in listening to their views and wishes.  


This plan outlines the progression and development of Careers Education Guidance from Key Stage 3 onwards. 


The School will assess the impact of its careers programmes on students by completing an annual student survey and analysing destinations data in line with activities that they have taken part in at school. In addition, the views of students, parents and work experience partners will be surveyed after key events e.g. Keeping in Touch Times, EHCP annual review and transition meetings. 

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. The Coppice School acts impartially to secure the best outcomes for our young people be that academic or technical.

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 Careers Lead, June Walker, for further information. 


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Useful Websites

Natspec is the membership association for organisations which offer specialist further education and training for students with learning difficulties and/or disabilities.

Lancashire's Carer's Guide to Preparing for Adulthood provides the relevant information to help you as a parent or carer to plan for this time.

Start is a digital careers platform (within Lancashire) with the information, advice and tools to help students to explore and plan for their future. 

Project Search is a supported internship programme for 16-24 year olds who have an EHCP. 

National Careers Service is a comprehensive careers website with job profiles, outlining: the skills required, main tasks, pay levels and career prospects for hundreds of different jobs. In addition, valuable guidance on the different stages involved in getting a job.

This information will be reviewed in January 2025