Connexions Sandwell/Young People with SEND

Connexions Sandwell/Young people with SEND

Connexions Sandwell provide independent, impartial careers information, advice and guidance for young people with Special Educational Needs (SEND) living in Sandwell as follows:-

1.Targeted Service in Sandwell Schools

1.1 Mainstream schools

  • Connexions Sandwell will provide the Institution a Targeted support for those in their leaving year who are at risk of not participating in learning to a maximum of 10% of the Year 11 cohort
  • Personal Advisers will support young people who have an Education Health and Care Plan (EHCP) if they are in the Connexions target group by providing one to one independent careers guidance to identify short, medium and long-term career goals and appropriate routes and provision.  Each young person will receive a Careers Aspirations action plan.  The information contained within this plan can inform the young person’s EHCP.
  • Students with additional needs who do not have an EHCP and have been identified as being at greatest risk of becoming NEET and are in the Connexions target group, will receive one to one independent careers information, advice and guidance as described above, along with an action plan.

1.2 Special Schools

Targeted support for those in their year 11 leaving year at greatest risk of becoming NEET Those in the target group are offered one to one independent careers guidance to identify short, medium and long-term career goals and their careers action plan can contribute to the young person’s EHCP.

Once students have been interviewed, Personal Advisers may: –

  • contact parents where appropriate and meet/maintain contact where this is needed in order to help ensure the young person’s positive Post 16 progression.
  • liaise with the Institution to arrange for training providers to visit and provide information to targeted pupils, if appropriate and within the allocated resource.
  • use a variety of software packages such as Kudos, Jed-First or E-clips to support targeted students’ career aspirations.
2. Students that are Looked After or Leaving Care

Children and young people in care/leaving care will be offered a careers interview and action plan in Year 8 or 9 (depending on the year they choose their options) and in Years 10 and above until their leaving year.  The Connexions Sandwell PA will prioritise attendance, if invited, to the final year Personal Education Plan (PEP) or Pathway Planning meeting.

3. Traded Service

A traded service is provided to institutions e.g. schools, colleges, training providers and others for those not in the above target group.

4. Not in Education, Employment or Training (NEET) 

16- 18 years (academic age years 12-13) 

  NEET Children and Young People in Care/Leaving Care

  • 16- 18 years (academic age years 12-13).
  • NEET Young people with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities

    16- 18 years (academic age years 12-13).

    18-25 years for those young people with EHCPs seeking careers information, advice and guidance if the young person keeps in touch with Connexions.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


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