We work with Careers Education company, Talentino!, who are a niche career development organisation. All staff have had staff development opportunities and have access to the ‘Careers at Every Level’ programme for young people with learning difficulties and additional needs who aspire to enter the world of work. This programme is based on Talentino’s innovative Careers programme designed specifically for mainstream schools and colleges called “Careers at Every Level”.
Bath and NE Somerset Supported Employment Round Table
Three Ways School has led in setting up a county wide network to share best practice and ideas for supporting people with special needs into employment. The network collaborates to help support employers, create new opportunities and to create pipelines for employment for our students.
Bath and NE Somerset have cemented this work with a focus in The Economy & Growth Delivery Plan 2020/21 which sets a priority focus on provision for Children and young people with SEND. Current activity aims to address the disproportionate rate of local workforce in full time employment with a disability and offer alternative progression routes
Opening Doors Magazine supports employers to find out more about working with people with additional needs and shares example.
The magazine was produced in partnership with the B&NES Employer Engagement Network and a forum of support agencies, employers and funders brought together by Three Ways School and the St Johns Foundation.
We have worked with Mencap to set up a pilot of supported internships in Bath and NE Somerset for 2020/21.
Youth Connect are our partner to provide independent careers advice for students in groups and one to one
Careers and Enterprise Company supports SEND schools in the region with their Careers Strategy in line with the Gatsby Benchmarks by completing SEND Compass Evaluation tool. Kelly Spicer, our Enterprise Co-ordinator connects and signposts opportunities including work experience, experience of the workplace and supported internships.
The school works closely with our volunteer Enterprise Coordinator, Penny Cox a volunteer from business who has a passion for raising the aspirations of young people to help put opportunities with local employers at the heart of a young person’s education.
Change Now: We work with Leonard Cheshire as part of the Change Now Programme, they offer our students 1, 2 or 10 day work experience placements for young people with SEND
Opportunities for young disabled people to volunteer through our Can-Do programme
Support for setting up further work place insights and planning for work experience with students