Information for Parents
The aim of our Career Programme is to prepare your child for life beyond Birkett House School, developing the skills they need for a successful future, where they are able to contribute to their own futures and take their place in society.
To do this we will;
Help students develop positive attitudes to purposeful activity.
Help all students develop the skills necessary to undertake purposeful activity – eg concentration and application.
Help students recognise the various roles adults play as paid workers, e.g. parents, staff in school and people in the community.
Develop independent travel skills, so students can access more opportunities in the community and not have to rely on others to get there.
Give students some insight into the world of paid employment – the range of jobs done, by whom and for what purpose.
Where appropriate, give every student the opportunity to experience the world of paid employment through work experience – supported by an adult where necessary.
- Prepare all students to take their place in the adult world and wider community, whether that place is in day care, further education, training or using community facilities.
- Work with other agencies to support and enhance careers education, such as, Leicestershire Education Business Company and Prospects.