At Heltwate School, we aim to equip our students with the knowledge, skills, and attributes to achieve their full potential in learning and work. It is important that students are enabled to make informed decisions about post 16 routes and the relevant pathways to support their longer-term plans. We are developing and embedding careers in Key Stage 3, Key Stage 4 and Key Stage 5, and are working to the Gatsby Benchmarks and the Careers Statutory Guidance January 2018.
The Good Career Guidance: Perspectives from the Special Educational Needs and Disabilities document contains 12 expert perspectives on using the Gatsby Benchmarks with students with SEND, and has been developed by the Gatsby Foundation with The Careers & Enterprise Company, and Disability Rights UK. It is intended to inspire Careers Leaders, teachers and all those working with young people with SEND, across specialist provision and mainstream schools and colleges.
This publication has been designed to sit alongside The Careers & Enterprise Company’s SEND Gatsby Benchmark Toolkit, http://www.talentinocareers.co.uk/send-gatsby-benchmark-toolkit.pdf which provides detailed advice and ideas to help schools meet each Benchmark.
Heltwate School is using these documents alongside support from Steve Walker, Enterprise Co-ordinator from Growth Works. Steve provides support and advice as we develop Heltwate’s careers pathway.
Career Plans have been developed for the following Key Stages;
Key Stage 3
Key Stage 4
Key Stage 5
If you require any further information regarding our careers programme and strategy please contact Sam England (Careers Lead) or Kerry Cole
firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com 01733 262878