Helping our pupils with their next steps...

Our Careers Programme:

Our Careers programme at Swanwick School and Sports College is embedded throughout the school with bespoke objectives within both PSHE and Life Skills lessons for KS2 and KS3, and through identified Careers lessons in KS4. Through educational visits and residentials, our students gain experience and an understanding of the wider world.

The Careers education programme is designed to meet the needs of students at Swanwick School & Sports College and is differentiated to ensure progression through the varied activities that are appropriate to the students’ stages of career learning, planning and development.

For pupils in KS4 the Careers Programme is designed to meet the needs of all students in Years 10 & 11, with a specific programme for each year group.

Activities are differentiated and personalised, to ensure progression in their personal learning and development and to inspire and strengthen their motivation and aspirations.

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Aims of Careers Education:

  • To prepare young people for adulthood with high aspirations for a fulfilling adult life.

  • To help students to develop career awareness and enable them to manage personal career development.

  • Where appropriate, dependent on students chosen vocational options, have the opportunity to access a work experience programme.

  • To enable students to manage transitions, including the transition from school to a Post 16 provision.

  • To provide opportunities to experience the different Post 16 placements open to them through research in school and visits to different venues.

  • To enable students to handle careers information and assist them in making informed choices.

  • To provide pathways suited to the needs of each young person based on their EHCP and future aspirations.

  • To provide student and family support throughout their time at Swanwick School & Sports College.

  • Provide opportunity to gain nationally recognised qualifications.

  • Meet statutory requirements and guidance from Department for Education and embed the Gatsby Benchmark Framework into whole school planning and learning.


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Post 16 Information

Gatsby   Benchmark

Framework and Qualifications for Students

Work Experience

Parent / Carer Involvement

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