It is crucial that all of our students are well prepared for life outside school. Working with employers and business partners, we will ensure that academic and applied vocational elements are seamlessly combined in curriculum planning to stimulate students’ interest and motivation and demonstrate how studies are relevant to career prospects and the world of work. Some of our daily enrichment activities will provide students with the chance to meet and work with parents and others who follow particular careers.
Post-16 students will be helped to find part-time paid work or a worthwhile work placement in partnership with local employers, to prepare for the world of work and gain skills and experiences that are valued in our community. Our innovative plans for providing these work placements, will include an expansion of our sponsor New College Swindon’s Employability Team, Job Club and use of their Careers Coach software. Traineeship programmes (with work placements) and Apprenticeship programmes will be offered to 16-18 learners as appropriate.