For each pupil, we start addressing bespoke progression pathways for adulthood before they enter KS4, including careers.
It may be identified that there is already a strong interest in a specific sector, skillset or subject. For others they will need to be introduced to opportunities that may be open to them when they move on from Hillside. This may include discussions with parents.
Some students will take part in internal or external work placements, and we approach a variety of companies and industries to find suitable jobs and experiences. This has included animals, cafes, shops and maintenance.
Options in college may provide time to focus on vocational understanding and industry expectations.
We continuously monitor the impact of this to determine next steps and will celebrate achievement and identify future need.
Our Careers Leader is Assistant Head Teacher, Helen Grice