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Career Development for Pupils

We want all our pupils to have the skills, knowledge and experience to access a lifetime of meaningful employment. We strive to prepare our pupils for the next steps in their lives, as successful, confident, responsible, and independent adults.

In our mission to educate and prepare our pupils for their future as thriving individuals, we are always looking to support families, employers and further education providers, and to encourage curiosity and ambition in our pupils when planning their future.

We have high expectations for staff and pupils, and are keen to build upon our current provision, to raise aspirations and ensure high quality career development for pupils across all our schools and services.

Our offer

Our careers development for our pupils is delivered through one of four key elements of our LIFE Programme: Future Options and Employability. 

It begins at the earliest point of contact with each pupil and is delivered through both dedicated careers lessons and other areas of the curriculum that enhance careers knowledge, understanding and skills.

All our pupils are provided with work experience opportunities, visits by colleges and employers, and preparation for applications and interviews.         

Where appropriate, we also ensure a range of Post 16 options, including supported college places, traineeships and apprenticeships. Pupils also have opportunities to return to TCES as alumni mentors, leading to employment within the company post 19 via tailored apprenticeship schemes.

Working with experts

We deliver the highest standard of career development provision to our pupils as defined by the 8 Gatsby Benchmarks (the national standards of excellence in career guidance).

We work with special education experts to ensure we provide high quality career development support and guidance for our pupils. 

Watch this video to find out more about the TCES career development provision for pupils. 

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 Detailed Q&A Session is available on our YouTube channel.