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Careers SEND Provision

We’re committed to helping each student explore their options and develop a fulfilling career path.

Careers Meetings

Dedicated Careers Advisor: Students from Y7 to Y13 with an EHCP are invited to attend a careers guidance meeting prior to their annual review with an independent careers adviser from Innervate Careers Company.

Action Plans & Communication: After each meeting, you’ll receive a summary email (KS3) or a detailed action plan (KS4 & 5) outlining what was discussed and any agreed-upon next steps. This ensures everyone is on the same page and can support your child’s career journey.

Exploring Career Paths:

Engaging Careers Talks: Throughout their time at school, students will have opportunities to hear from professionals working in diverse fields. These talks are adjusted for different age groups, with increasing frequency in senior years (KS5).

Inclusive Guest Lectures: For the NCFE L2 Occupational Course, industry experts will deliver talks specifically tailored to the learning styles of our SEND students.

World of Work Fair (Y9): This event allows your child to meet representatives from companies, universities, and apprenticeship providers to explore options after GCSEs.

Meaningful Work Experience:

Year 10 – students complete two days of work experience.
Year 12 – students complete one week of work experience

Inclusive Placements: All students, including those with SEND, participate in work experience placements. We work closely with your child, you, and potential employers to find placements that are suitable, supportive, and mirror an external experience if necessary.

Additional Programs:

Brilliant Club: This program offers a taste of university-level learning, potentially sparking an interest in higher education. Eligibility criteria applies.

Focus You & Achieve: This program provides targeted study skills support to help your child excel academically and make informed decisions about their future. Eligibility criteria applies.

College Visits (Y10 & Y11): Your child can explore technical and vocational pathways by visiting local colleges and thereafter staff can support your child in drafting and submitting their applications.

Year 13 Mock Interviews: Gain valuable interview experience with employers aligned with your child’s career interests. Interviews are tailored to their needs and employers are briefed beforehand to ensure a positive experience.


  1. Careers Mag for Inclusion – Careermag for Inclusion | Careermap
  2. Surrey Additional Needs and Disabilities Partnership – for college locally and for information on apprenticeships and volunteering. Click here.
  3. National Careers Service Directory –The National Careers Service provides information, advice and guidance to help students make decisions on learning, training and work opportunities. They have a section [link] on their website specifically for SEND students, which provides information on careers advice, job profiles, and apprenticeships. They have a dedicated helpline for people with disabilities: 0800 100 900.
  4. National Careers Service search by career or subject interest, location distance – National Careers Service
  5. Careers with Disabilities, Jobs and Resources for Disabled Jobseekers. Click here.


Careers Resources for SEND Students | Adviza

Research and explore different apprenticeships: There are many different types of apprenticeships available, so make sure you research and explore your options to find the ones that best match your interests and abilities.

Understand your strengths and limitations: Knowing your strengths and limitations can help you find apprenticeships that are a good fit for you. Be honest with yourself about what you can and cannot do.

Highlight your skills and achievements: When applying for apprenticeships, make sure you highlight your skills and achievements, including any relevant work experience or qualifications.

Be prepared for the application process: The application process for apprenticeships can be competitive, so make sure you prepare thoroughly. This may include practicing your interview skills and preparing for any tests or assessments.

Communicate your needs: If you have any specific needs or requirements, such as extra support or accommodations, make sure you communicate these to the apprenticeship provider. They may be able to provide additional support to help you succeed.

Seek advice and support: Don’t be afraid to seek advice and support from teachers, career advisors, or other professionals who can provide guidance and support throughout the application process.

Remember, applying for apprenticeships can be challenging, but with the right approach and support, you can achieve your goals and succeed in your chosen career path.

Amazing Apprenticeships have produced this guide to finding an inclusive employer.