At Gretton School we continue to evolve our whole school approach to Preparing for Adulthood (PfA). Our programme is adapted as required to ensure it meets the needs of the particular cohort and forms part of our curriculum.
Our holistic outlook allows us to deliver a varied and impartial, bespoke and up to date, Careers Education, Information, Advice and Guidance (CEIAG) curriculum.
At Gretton School we understand that realist expectations of the options post
Our careers programme is to empower learners with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) to explore various career paths, understand post Gretton options, develop vocational skills, and gain confidence in pursuing their career goals. This is delivered through a cross curricular approach including; timetabled lessons from Year 9 to Sixth Form learners. Personal Development and careers based lessons are covered in ASDAN Employability classes. One to One interviews and action plans unbiased input with sessions from external advisers, including job coaches and additional needs pathways advisers. Group assemblies from KS2 to KS5. In addition students take part in weekly ‘Class Tutorials’ during tutor time; these provide regular short activities that are linked to Careers, PSHE and PfA.
Ensuring Purposeful Impact
Gretton School believes that learners are individuals, therefore each encounter should be useful to that person developing to become more aware of their strengths if they are able to gain first hand experiences throughout their opportunities. We measure the school's progress against the Gatsby’s Benchmarks and this is reviewed annually. Also all visits to other institutions are learner led and experiences are evaluated. Destination data is then evaluated when analysing the impact of the careers programme. We look at evaluations of visits and destination data to view the impact of the careers programme.
In Gretton School all KS4 & 5 students are supported to find work experience (WEX) placements in their local community, however the school can support students internally if needed. Assigning the placements starts during the first term and all are fully checked by external organisations. The WEX Coordinator is Christopher Roberts; firstname.lastname@example.org.
Post Education & Training Impact
Gretton School explores post-16 options from KS4. Students have the opportunity to visit colleges and universities, including alternative provisions like training providers for apprenticeships and supported internships. All visits are evaluated by the learners so the impact can be shared with parents and others during EHCP annual reviews.
Free access the National Career Service, job information and Resources website:
The LMI for All portal provides high quality, reliable labour market information (LMI) to inform careers decisions:
For information on jobs, benefits and all other government information:
Learn about youth employment and opportunities:
An apprenticeship is a genuine job and under all circumstances an apprentice will be employed from day one. Apprenticeships combine practical training in a job with study. An apprentice will:
– work alongside experienced staff
– gain job-specific skills
– earn a wage and get holiday pay
– be given time for study related to their role (the equivalent of one day a week)
Thinking of another pathway, possibly Apprenticeships:
Find out apprenticeship information and vacancies:
Gretton School Careers Lead
Harpreet Chagger - Careers Co-ordinator
01223 277438 / 07719 322118