Resources for SEND specialists
The National Careers Strategy makes it clear that all young people should be supported to achieve their optimum career outcome. Therefore, our resources aren’t just for those in SEND-specific settings, they’re also for use within any other setting that includes young people with SEND.
This is the electronic version of the SEND Outreach Campaign. It contains lots of useful resources for Career Leaders in a SEND setting.
Contained in the pack are the following:
- SEND Gatsby Toolkit
- Transform your careers programme - Career Leader training details
- Compass for Special
- Careers Health Checklist
- Same and Different model
This interactive checklist will support you to think about the Careers provision you have within your SEND setting.
Take a step in the right direction: help all stakeholders understand your SEND careers programme by using this template to present it visually.
This presentation was used in a workshop to support the thinking around the development of BM4 in a SEND setting.
Learn more about the various aspects of early career development for 18-year olds with SEND and provide more targeted support with this model.
These posters show potential pathways for young people at the age of 16. Developed with the support of the Birmingham SEND Careers Hub the posters are relevant for those typically not likely to take GCSE (Career Group 1) and those typically likely (Career Group 2).
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Developed by the National Development Team for Inclusion (NDTI). This resource is focused on employing people with a mental health condition, a learning disability and/or autistic people.
South Somerset 14-19 Partnership ‘SEND Transitions: Imagine the Possibilities and Making a success of Further Education’
These resources have been developed by South Somerset Partnership as part of a transition project for SEND students. The resources pull together key Preparation for Adulthood information that will enable mainstream, special school and FE Careers Leaders to understand the journey and support available for young people with SEND.
Developed by Solihull Careers Hub. This resource is parent’s/carer’s simple guide to education, training and employment pathways for those with SEND.
This toolkit is intended to be simple to use, helping Careers Leaders and others support and develop youth social action. the resource aims to enable more of their young people to be active citizens in their school or college and wider communities.
Unifish is your guide to higher education in London when you need a little more support, brought to you by Aimhigher London. It is a fully searchable and filterable website in multiple ways including by type of support and location.
How do you find a job you’ll love? What will it take to land that dream role? How do you discover what your dream job is?
The Careers Podcast interviews people doing all kinds of different jobs, finding out what they do, what they love about it and how they got to where they are now.
- This week is aimed at students in KS4 within a SEND setting.
- The challenges are all set out day by day with suggested content but can be adapted to suit your students abilities and needs.
- The timings are flexible and can be adapted, if you want to take longer on a particular challenge you can and you can schedule in breaks whenever is convenient.
A practical guide to help employers provide workplace experiences, including supported internships and supported apprenticeships, for young people with SEND.
Developed by the National SEND Employment Forum these videos are aimed at introducing learners with special educational needs and disabilities (although they are not exclusive to this group) to an array of jobs and sectors.
Developed by the Inspiring Worcestershire Careers Hub team this activity has been designed to accompany activities around raising aspirations along with exploring career choices for SEND students.
Developed by the Inspiring Worcestershire Careers Hub team these activities will provide SEND students with an understanding of how to write a CV.
Developed by the team in the Black Country Careers Hub this resource uses widgets to raise awareness of different career options for young people with SEND. This resource features in the My Skills My Future programme.
My Skills My Future
This programme has been collated from resources across our partners and network to support young people with SEND under the 2 groups identified in the SEND toolkit. It contains lessons around employability skill development , employer projects and engagement videos all to support young people in their next steps.