At Pinewood we have developed the Careers Programme taking account of the Gatsby Benchmarks. This ensures that all pupils have access to a stable careers programme providing information on the full range of education and training options available at each transition point. We do not believe that the Gatsby Benchmarks fully address the significant differences in provision needed for students with SEND. As a result, we have interpreted the benchmarks to provide us with a meaningful programme that leads to positive outcomes for our learners. The programme is embedded throughout the school as part of our work related learning curriculum. This document reflects our interpretation of the benchmarks.
As a school we have also introduced an Information Evening for Year 9, 10 and 11 pupils and parents where local providers, employers and setting have stalls to encourage thinking and preparation for the pupils regarding their post 16 options. This has proven to be very successful and this year 100% of all families that attended said they felt it was helpful and relevant for Pinewood students. We received some very positive feedback from families including:
“Very informative evening with lots of information. Thank you for organising.”
“The talk from the supported intern was fantastic”
The careers leader is Ms.Lina Adams. For any further information contact her in the first instance.