Opportunities Doncaster are proud to be working with SEND schools throughout the borough to coordinate and deliver employability skills days, careers fairs and industry visits.
The needs of the pupils range between MLD to PMLD and some pupils may have behavioural challenges, and individual needs which will be supported by teaching staff.
In addition to the mainstream toolkit guidance for industry visits, careers fairs, and employability skills days, businesses should consider following when delivering to young people with additional needs:
Interaction between businesses and education should be viewed as powerful, positive teaching tools that help enhance the social, personal and emotional development of all learners. Extra stimulation in new environments can be particularly beneficial to SEND pupils and can help teach life skills, build on social skills and improve independence and self-confidence.
The SEND Gatsby Benchmark Toolkit, 2018
"Schools and colleges should seek to help young people with SEND to aspire to a wide range of destinations and to realise these aspirations. Providing students with taster opportunities, work experience, mentoring, enterprise education, access to role models and inspiring speakers can all help to achieve this."
Learners with SEND can face real challenges finding and sustaining employment. Find out more about the government's Disability Confident campaign and how you can become a Disability Confident Employer.