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Careers & Work Experience

At BEA career skills are taught discretely across the curriculum to prepare you for adulthood.

Our acronym BEA ENTERPRISE is used to highlight all of the skills that students develop during their time at BEA.

These skills are directly transferable into employability skills employers look for. We aim to prepare students with the potential to access work with the skills they need to succeed.

Your Careers Lead at BEA is Lucy Allen. To contact Lucy, please email
lucy.allen@bea-cit.co.uk or call her on 01205 345045.

At BEA, we strive to ensure all our students are fully prepared for adulthood and life after school.

Despite destinations being varied for students Post 19, we ensure the transition process is rigorous and individual.

We offer information evenings to which all parents/carers are invited and all students Post 14 access a rolling programme of inclusion at Boston College and/or Adult Social Care provision in the local community.

Careers & Pathways to Adulthood

The curriculum followed by our Post 14 learners, is the final stage of preparation of our young people for adulthood. From your 14+ reviews onwards we support you to work within and negotiate many different contexts including College, a wide range of Social Care providers, Work Experience placements, cultural, leisure and retail resources.

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The Post 14 curriculum is destination focused and designed to deliver relevant and functional life skills, making the world of work attainable if at all possible and maximising personal independence when transition to Further Education and training is not possible. Asdan Personal Progress and AQA Unit Awards are used as the vehicles for this work.

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We provide opportunities for you to access a wide range of community services and facilities, and encourage you to use this knowledge to become autonomous young adults, and take part in making decisions about your future.

Employability Skills
Whole school

• Teaching of independence and life skills across the curriculum.
• Teaching of BEA ENTERPRISE key employability skills taught across the curriculum.
• Functional numeracy and literacy skills.
• PSD curriculum.
• Employability lessons and units for Post 14 pupils on a career pathway.

Exploring the world of work
Whole school

• Learning through play and exploring.
• Using community facilities.
• Welcoming visitors into school, work place visits or workshops.
• Links to different careers throughout whole school curriculum.
• Vocational college courses for Post 16 pupils where appropriate in; childcare, construction, art, hair & beauty, small animal care, catering, motor vehicle or media.

Putting my skills into action
Whole school

• Role play work activities.
• School enterprise – Christmas and Summer Fair.
• Horticulture – opportunities to learn through use of the horticulture and forest area. Yearly farmers market.
• Catering – preparing breakfast, snack, lunch. Cooking lessons. School café and enterprise opportunities.
• Work experience, work placements and supported internships for pupils it is relevant.

Pathway Planning
KS4 and KS5

• Differentiated curriculum.
• EHCP targets set in line with pupils projected pathway.
• Differentiated post 14 pathways – social care, independence skills, careers and vocational focus.
• Post 19 service taster sessions and community links – careers, further education or social care pathway.
• Transitions evenings and parent information.
• Personalised careers/future planning with teachers, job coach and additional professionals.

Work Experience 

A Work Experience TA is available to support you and will accompany those who may require it.

Work Experience is organised as part of the careers programme for those students able to access supported or independent placements.

Students on the careers pathway complete a vocational profile when they enter Post 14 to begin to identify their skills and interests which helps us to plan an individual pathway for each student.

The Work Experience TA organises the placements and signs a contract agreement, as does the student, to acknowledge the expectations of the placement.

During the period of work experience, you will be required to complete a work experience log book provided by the school. Most students are accompanied on their placements, if not, the Work Experience TA will visit the student during their time on placement. Records are kept of this. All employers complete a short report on each student at the end of the placement.

Internal Opportunities

School Cafe

Students can complete Hospitality Work Experience placements at the school cafe.

School Shop

Students can complete Retail Work Experience placements at the school shop.

School Office

Students are able to complete office based Work Experience.

External Opportunities

Blackfriars Theatre

Students can gain work experience placements here which are very varied. Whether it be on the stage or behind the scenes!

Boston Stump

Boston Stump offer a wide choice of work experience. They have a gift shop, a cafe, Lego church and general meeting and greeting of the public.

Holy Trinity Nursery

Holy Trinity Nursery offers students the chance for work experience in a Caring Profession.