Careers/Transition Support is offered at Shorefields School by Peter Norfolk. As part of the schools on-going commitment to offer as much careers/transitions support as possible Peter is available for drop in support every Wednesday in the Sunflower Cafe from 2pm-3pm. This drop-in service is for any Parents/Carers who would like information on possible post 19 options, have any questions about their young person’s work experience, or anything relating to the schools Careers Programme.
Strands of Careers Education at Shorefields School
In order to support students to achieve their aspirations, careers education at Shorefields School consists of the following strands:
1) Vocational Education lessons to support students to identify their skills, interests and talents.
2) Work Related Learning opportunities offering meaningful vocational experience on site.
3) A varied programme of Social Enterprise Activities
4) Off Site Work Experience at local businesses and charities, including job coaching to support students to excel at these placements
5) Support, including from external agencies, with job coaching and planning next steps once leaving school.
6) Experiential work education for learners with needs which would make paid employment more challenging
Shorefields School are proud of the strong partnerships we have formed with the local community, enabling a high quality careers education including;
- Preparing For Adulthood Advisors
- Hawk Farm
- Nanny Jo’s Day Nursery
On Site Work Related Learning Opportunities:
The Sunflower Café
The Sunflower Café is a pupil led cafe which prepares and serves lunches for school staff and visitors daily. College pupils work alongside our café manager to prepare a range of hot and cold meals, which are then sold alongside drinks and snacks. Students also learn to operate the till as well as being responsible for other daily tasks such as; restocking fridges, tidying and cleaning.
College pupils carry out a wide range of Social Enterprise activities, raising money for school activities and for class trips. Social Enterprise activities are incorporated into the following lessons; gardening, craft and woodwork.
Main Careers Policy documents are accessible below. Details of our careers leader and contact information can be found in the Provider Policy.
Moving On and Transitions
All our learners next steps post Shorefields, is vital and we endeavour to support parents, carers and support agencies to help find the best placement opportunity relevant to their need. Therefore we have created a handy 'Moving On and Transitions' directory which can be downloaded below.
Shorefields Provider Programme
The provider programme is designed to offer our students the very best chance to experience some of the (non-formal further education) opportunities that are available to them once they leave Shorefields.
It offers our students the chance to have a weekly placement at a verity of local providers, with the hope that every year 13 -14 student (where appropriate) can visit a provider one morning a week (6 visits per half term). The aim is that over the two years, students will have had the opportunity to discover what different providers have to offer them.
This programme will run alongside more traditional work experiences (where appropriate). Ensuring that our young people change to participate at significant placements, which are not just enriching, but meaningful and appropriate to their needs, wishes and aspirations, of both the young person, their families and carers.
The aim is to provide the students with recorded of evidence, of both suitable and less-suitable destinations, to help them and their families, ensure they go on to have a successful transition from Shorefields to their next destination.
School Leavers Destination
We are very proud of all our learners and their achievements. All leavers destination data cen be viewed by clicking the link below.