Whilst at Alfriston School, students learn the skills and attitudes required to enable them to become as independent as they can be and to prepare for adulthood. We aim for students to have an enriched and stimulating curriculum to give them every opportunity to reach their full potential. Alfriston School supports careers development through high quality and personalised work experience opportunities. We enjoy high quality relationships with a number of external organisations and local businesses to provide opportunities for students to work in ‘real’ settings. We are always looking for additional opportunities to inspire and educate our students about the world of work. If you think you could help please contact our Careers Leader.
The Careers Leader for our school is Emma Younge and she can be contacted via the school office Tel: 01494 673740 or by email: firstname.lastname@example.org
At each stage of the learning journey, students are supported and encouraged to consider their future beyond school. Our Careers Programme lists some of the elements of careers information, advice and guidance that a student will encounter during their time with us.
Students are also encouraged to use JED (Job Explorer Database) the careers software that the school subscribes to, as it explores hundreds of jobs with pictures, videos, text quizzes and searches.
Provider Access Statement
Alfriston School is committed to providing high quality careers guidance and advice. Our Provider Access Statement (below) gives details of how training providers can visit the school to offer eligible pupils information and advice about career pathways.
The Gatsby Benchmarks – what are they?
The Gatsby Benchmarks provide a world-class framework for career guidance, outlining the experiences and information each and every young person should have access to so that they can make an informed decision about their future. As schools and colleges begin to work towards the Gatsby Benchmarks, the Gatsby Foundation and The Careers & Enterprise Company have been asked how the Benchmarks should be used for schools and students with special educational needs and disabilities. Young people attending special schools have a very wide range of special educational needs and disabilities, from behavioural and learning difficulties to physical and sensory disability. We recognise that the Benchmarks set a high bar, but we believe that aspirations should be high for special schools, as they should be for mainstream schools.
– A Stable Careers Programme
– Learning from Career and Labour Market Information
– Addressing the Needs of Each Pupil
– Linking Curriculum Learning to Careers
– Encounters with Employers and Employees
– Experiences of Workplaces
– Encounters with Further Education
– Personal Guidance
For more information on the Gatsby benchmarks please click on the following link www.goodcareerguidance.org.uk
Compass Tool is used to evaluate how it is meeting the Gatsby benchmarks. Please follow the link to see Alfriston’s results:
Labour Market Information (LMI) is used to help pupils and their parents understand the job market and find out which careers, different qualifications can lead to.
Please follow the link to view the local labour market information:
The National Careers Service also provides excellent information about a wider variety of job roles.