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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This resource contains a collection of toolkits to help more autistic young people access sustainable and meaningful employment opportunities.
The resources will help employers to develop their awareness and understanding of autism. They will support the hiring and retaining of talented autistic young people.
These resources are also relevant for autistic young people, their parents/carers, teachers, and other relevant professionals to support a young person to make informed choices about their future employment opportunities.
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.
Developed by Black Country Careers Hub. Here are three resources to support a mainstream setting to audit their careers offer for SEND pupils. Create a SWOT analysis based on the audit, then plan pupil centred interventions to meet the needs of individual pupils.
Access free online interactive resources, ready-made lessons and work experience opportunities – and build them into your progressive careers programme.
The Black Country Careers Hub have developed a number of resources to support those working with young people with SEND in the different settings. Many of these resources are featured in the My Skills My Future programme.
A SEND pupil centred planning tool specifically geared to employment and to support quality transitions.
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.
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 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 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.
A practical guide to help employers provide workplace experiences, including supported internships and supported apprenticeships, for young people with SEND.
HS2 have developed a new collection of STEM lessons and activities, to support teachers who would like to bring a careers context to curriculum learning.
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.