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Careers Education & Employability

Careers Education and Employability at Rosehill School


At Rosehill School, pupils access learning opportunities and develop the skills and attitudes required to enable them to become as independent as possible and to prepare for successful and fulfilled adult life. We aim to equip our pupils with the skills, hobbies and interests which will allow them to engage with daily living with as much independence as possible and enjoy every day of their life when they live Rosehill. In order to achieve that we offer our learners access to a range of activities and experiences, so they could develop their long-term preferences and interest.


A careers programme is being developed in KS3-5 to cover the D2N2 employability goals (https://d2n2lep.org/people-skills/careers-strategy/employability-framework/) which links to the employability action plan and careers local enterprise grant which enables school to provide access to work related learning and practical work experience. This is linked into the wider enterprising work and school development plans.


The goals are:


1. Every young person leaving school to aim to have at least 6 purposeful and impact measured employer interventions by the time they reach 16
2. Every young person to have access to impartial, independent and personalised careers education which includes information and advice of the full range of opportunities available to them within their local community and across the Derby, Derbyshire, Nottingham and Nottinghamshire area
3. Every secondary school to have access to a dedicated Employer Advisor who works with the school at a strategic level to help them to:

  • Develop a publicised Careers, Enterprise and Employability Policy
  • Develop a careers, enterprise and employability action plan with clear targets and impact measures
  • Align the organisation values and vision to the goals of the Framework
  • Have a dedicated senior leader committed to employability with an allocation of resource and attention to Careers, Enterprise and Employability
  • Have a Careers/employability co-ordinator with lead responsibility for careers, enterprise and employability


4. Every secondary school to have a governor with oversight for monitoring and reviewing the impact and success of support to all students in relation to Careers, Enterprise and Employability


5. Every secondary school and college to have access to up-to-date, user friendly labour market information (LMI)


6. Every secondary school to commit to delivering the D2N2 Employability Framework


In addition to the D2N2 employability goals, Rosehill work towards the Gatsby Benchmarks.

The Gatsby Benchmarks provide a world-class framework for career guidance, outlining the experiences and information each and every young person should have access to so that they can make an informed decision about their future. As schools and colleges begin to work towards the Gatsby Benchmarks, the Gatsby Foundation and The Careers & Enterprise Company have been asked how the Benchmarks should be used for schools and students with special educational needs and disabilities. Young people attending special schools have a very wide range of special educational needs and disabilities, from behavioural and learning difficulties to physical and sensory disability. We recognise that the Benchmarks set a high bar, but we believe that aspirations should be high for special schools, as they should be for mainstream schools.


We support learners to identify and consider their future options, realise their potential and decide how their skills and experiences fit with opportunities in the job market. We prepare students for their preferred pathway through access to work related learning, careers guidance, internal and external work placements and careers teaching.


For further information about our Careers Education please contact our Careers Leader Tamara Riddell (KS3 - 5 Phase Leader) t.riddell@rosehill.nottingham.sch.uk 


Please see the link below for our careers policy

Careers Policy

The careers world of work policy can be found on our policies page



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