SEND

We embrace every ability and offer personalised support to empower those with additional needs for a more inclusive and thriving educational experience.

Our mission is to transform young lives and build resilient communities through high-quality alternative education. Our vision is to create an empowered generation of employable young people making a positive contribution to society. We strive and provide a wealth of opportunities for our young people to find their moments to shine. We recognise that all young people have unique talents, interests, and strengths. We know they learn in different ways and aim to teach our young people in a way which is most effective for them. We find creative approaches to build the employability of every young person, so they can go off into the world of work and be successful. We help our young people achieve and succeed through providing a broad and balanced curriculum for all in a safe, stimulating, and caring environment. We believe that in education, one size does not fit all. We strive to meet these needs intellectually, physically, emotionally, and socially and create an inclusive environment for all.

 

Inclusion at Employability Solutions

“Our school motto is ‘it’s your time’ and our education provision is designed to provide a wealth of opportunities for our students to find their moments to shine and embrace the opportunity to make a fresh start.

We believe that in education, one size does not fit all, and we provide a responsive, varied curriculum which is practical, physical and creative in essence.

I wholeheartedly believe that every young person has the potential to succeed given the right environment and support to meet their individual needs.”

– Katie Pritchard

Preparation for Adulthood

The Special Educational Needs and Disability Code of Practice (2015) describes preparing for adulthood as preparing for:

  • Higher education and/or employment – this includes exploring different employment options, such as support for becoming self-employed and help from supported employment agencies
  • Independent living – this means young people having choice, control and freedom over their lives and the support they have, their accommodation and living arrangements, including supported living
  • Participating in society, including having friends and supportive relationships, and participating in, and contributing to, the local community being as healthy as possible in adult life

These are known as the Preparing for Adulthood (PfA) outcomes. We provide opportunities throughout our school day to support our young people to be prepared for new responsibilities, new experiences, new opportunities and the new risks they will face.

The SEND Team

Katie Pritchard

Katie Pritchard

SEND Lead

Christine Feeney

Trainee SENCO Liverpool

Transition Planning

We work closely with local authority transition officers, actively engaging in and facilitating transition planning to enable young people to plan effectively for their future.

The achool has well-established relationships with many organisations who support young people and their families in their journey towards adult life.

Supported Employment

We offer supported internships for students with EHCPs. We have a committed network of supportive local employers who want to help young people access real opportunities for employment.

Our delivery model is to train their ‘Managers as Mentors’ so they may successfully host young people with SEND for up to 1 year.

Start your journey with Employability Solutions today!