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Preparing You For Work

Key skills for adulthood

Work - related learning is an important component of the Rowden House School post sixteen curriculum and promotes key skills in preparation for adulthood. Our post sixteen provision includes a very successful work experience program managed by our own work experience co - ordinator, who goes to great lengths to ensure the suitability of each young person to their work placement.. We currently have six local businesses supporting us including two farms, a café, an elderly care home, a mail order company and a medical equipment supplier, all of whom provide outstanding opportunities for our young people to benefit from the experience of a real working environment. Those students deemed not ‘ work ready ’ have accessed our on - site work facilities with our maintenance team and health and safety officer. Each participating student has a tailor made program including information packs, any communication aids, equipment or clothing necessary, regular feedback sessions with both students and placement providers and is supported at the placement by a member of the Rowden education team. Our work experience scheme has proved over the years to have enhanced our young people ’ s confidence, communication and development of teamwork skills and has created awareness within the community of what the young people at Rowden House School can achieve.

Work experience is a key strength of the sixth form. The school ’ s effective work has been disseminated to other schools within the SENAD group …… The sixth form prepares students well for the next stage of their lives. There is a sharp focus on developing decision making and life skills. This helps students feel ready for transition to adulthood. ’ Ofsted Education 2017

Updated September 2020

Created September 2016

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