Targeted Support for Vulnerable and Disadvantaged Pupils

The Schools Careers Lead and Head of Learning Zones work closely using data to identify pupils who are in need of targeted support or who are at risk of not participating in further studies after year 11, becoming NEET (not in education, employment or training). Targeted pupils receive additional in-school support on career options, pathways (Apprenticeships, College etc) and application help. Pupils in alternative provision receive targeted support form the careers lead and additional support with interviews etc, from the Alternative Provision coordinator.

The Assistant head teacher for progress and outcomes, along with the careers lead work closely to ensure Pupil Premium pupils receive carefully targeted advice and access to other career related programmes such as university visits, college visits etc.

SEND Pupils Support
All school staff work from the basis that the majority of SEND pupils are capable of sustainable paid employment, with the right preparation and support. By working closely with the careers lead, SENDCO and ARC staff, SEND pupils are supported to develop the skills and experience, and achieve the qualifications they need, to succeed in their careers. The school seeks to understand the interests, strengths and motivations of pupils and use this to support pupils onto a pathway that supports their development and progression.

Independent and impartial advice for young people with SEN and disabilities includes all the education, training and employment opportunities on offer, and signpost them onto study programmes that will support their transition into paid employment. This includes work skills programmes, work experience, apprenticeships and qualifications that will enable pupils to apply for higher education where appropriate.

Pupils are also invited to request an appointment with either Mrs Barton ( or Mrs Tank (


To view our Careers Education, Information, Advice and Guidance Policy, please click here.