Work Related Learning and Careers
Helping to prepare our young people for work
We offer a wide range of activities to help prepare young people effectively for adult and working life. We provide our young people with a balanced range of interesting, exciting and stimulating experiences that will allow us to concentrate on the core skills of communication, independence and emotional development. We focus on these core areas in all of our activities to support our students lives outside of Endeavour. Work experience currently offered by Endeavour Academy includes: work in a local cafe, access to FarmAbility careers project, working at local baby group, working at a small farm but also a number of school based enterprise projects and work experiences that include running 'Jacket Potato Cafe' and 'Burrito Cafe', card making enterprise, work in the school office, use of school hairdressing facilities and working in our school cafe the Hexagon Hub.
In Spring 2019, Endeavour Academy started working with the national organisation Talentino and the programme had been utilised by all students since. Talentino provides training, support and guidance with career advice to SEN provisions across the UK.
Careers education, information, advice and guidance at Endeavour Academy can also be explained through reading our policy which can be found in the 'Essential Information' section.
Our aim at Endeavour Academy is to help our children and young people to understand and join in with the community around them as much as they possibly can. At the same time we want to promote a greater understanding of autism in our wider community.
We provide as much of our curriculum outside the Academy as possible so that our students learn how to adapt what they learn inside school to the outside world. This helps students to cope with real life experiences and get a sense of belonging to a wider community.
Measuring the impact of the careers curriculum
- The school is using the ‘Compass evaluation tool’ to assess ongoing progress in relation to the eight Gatsby Benchmarks.
- The school has a ‘Careers Plan’ in place to track progress in relation to this year's priorities and the eight Gatsby Benchmarks.
- The ‘Careers Plan’ is reviewed termly.
The following steps are in place to evaluate the effectiveness of its careers programme each year.
The evaluation cycle involves:
- Monitor how well students are engaging
- Evaluate how well the objectives of the programme impact on the students individualised targets/outcomes assessing if the objectives have been met
- Review the overall impact of the programme and collect ongoing and individualised evidence
- Use feedback and evidence collected to adapt and improve the programme to ensure individualised students needs are met over time
By evaluating our destination data, we can review whether the careers programme and guidance is effective in preparing our pupils for further education at an appropriate college after Endeavour Academy.
Endeavour Academy Career Lead:
Telephone number: 01865 767 766
Email address: Oladunni.Doherty@macintyreacademies.org