Management of CEG
There is also close working and project work with Derbyshire Education and Business Partnership.
All staff have, or are working towards, minimum Level Two British Sign Language (BSL) qualification. Children and young people can access a range of communication support needs in addition to staff, including deaf adults, relay interpreting, and interpreters.
- Opportunities for CEG are in Citizenship as part of a PSHE programme.
- There are clear opportunities for careers days – these include mock interviews, enterprise and work days and visits to local businesses.
- Year 11 have a full week work experience.
- Post 16 have work experience throughout their courses.
- All work is backed up by tutors.
- Resources are altered to meet the needs of pupils with complex special needs and differentiated materials and resources are prepared.
- Links are made directly to the National Careers website.
- Options available at each transition phase are clearly explained in a young person’s preferred language.
- Options evenings take place for year 9 pupils in school and a range of training providers attend.
- Deaf role models and inspiring individuals visit the school from the careers to which aspire to. These often include past students.
- A mentoring programme with local businesses who have links with, employ, are employers or have a strong deaf awareness is being established.
- All pupils aged 16 to 19, whether doing academic or vocational studies or a mix of both, follow a study programme tailored to their prior attainment by age 16 and future education and career aspirations. A core principle of study programmes is that they support and encourage progression to the next level of education or employment.
- Progression routes are clear.
- Supported visits to colleges, universities and workplaces help the young people to make informed decisions, helping them to progress successfully at key transition points. Access to course information, open days and careers fairs informs the decision-making process.
- Support is given to complete application forms including UCAS, employment and college / apprenticeships.
Information is reviewed annually using the Gatsby benchmarks.