Careers Education, Information & Guidance

Careers advice and support is also provided by the Connexions Service.

Where possible Jo will attend your child’s EHCP review meetings from Year 9 onwards, to support you and your child to make decisions about your child’s future.

Our Careers Offer:

At Ganton School, we aim to ensure that our students have the opportunity to explore a range of career options and provisions, preparing them for their next steps towards Preparation for Adulthood.

Our vision is to provide support for each individual’s personalised pathway and provide opportunities to obtain experiences, awareness and skills to be as independent as possible. Along with the support from external agencies and community links, each student has the opportunity to gain confidence and encourage them to thrive.

As a Post 16 Department, we will:

  • Inspire and engage our students in planning their own Careers and/ or transition pathway, supporting students and families to aim high, and understand what benefit their progress as part of their Preparation for Adulthood.
  • Engage with employers and organisations to increase real life experiences.

The Careers offer has been designed to support all learners to acquire the educational, social and employability skills, as appropriate, to make a positive contribution beyond Ganton School, with the programme being constantly reviewed and adapted to provide the necessary support for all groups of learners.

Our Provider Access Policy is available below.

Further information on embedding ‘The Good Career Guidance Benchmarks in Schools and Colleges’ from the Gatsby Foundation can be found by clicking here.

Transition Support for Pupils and Families

Education about the world of work is just one key role in getting our young people ready for their adult life and the world after Ganton School. Our other major focus is supporting the process of transition from school to adult life.

We work closely with families, education providers and adult social services to make sure there is an appropriate package of support in place for Preparation for Adulthood and Post 19 Transition. From Year 9 onwards we will help you and your child to understand the options that are open to them in adult life, and how to secure the level of support they will need to achieve their potential.

Once a package of support has been identified, Year 14 our students each have a carefully planned transition package to their Post 19 provision. Transition is planned jointly between the young person, their family, the Hull or East Riding SEND Teams, Adult Social Work Teams and the school.

We measure the impact of how we prepare our young people for adult life through careful tracking of their leavers’ destinations. In the past three years, our leavers have gone onto Post 19 Provision with the following providers:

  • Hull College
  • Platform Provision
  • Fernleigh Day Centre
  • Portland College
  • Same Difference Day Care
  • CASE Training
  • Linkage College, Beverley

‘Leaders use the pupil premium funding effectively.’…

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‘Pupils spoke
enthusiastically about learning outside of school and their visits to local museums, the Humber Bridge, local cafes and to the cinema.’…

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‘Pupils take part in local and
regional accessible sporting activities.’…

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‘Pupils respect each other, display good manners and work together successfully.’…

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‘Based on the evidence gathered during this short inspection, I am of the opinion that the school continues to go from strength to strength.’…

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‘The curriculum offers a wealth of enrichment activities which are highly valued by
pupils and parents and carers.’…

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‘Pupils rise to the challenges that you set, and their learning is rarely disrupted.’…

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‘Pupils run the school shop and staff cafeteria, enabling them to use their literacy and numeracy skills in a practical setting.’…

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‘The school council is
especially active and members are particularly proud of the role they played in improving school meals..’…

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‘Leaders have introduced a new approach to assessment. This enables leaders to check pupils’ progress from their starting points more effectively.’…

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‘There is a strong emphasis on personalisation of the curriculum, the development of pupils’ communication skills, independence skills and preparation for life after school.’…

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‘Leaders have carried out a detailed review of the curriculum pathways for pupils.’…

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‘Pupil Premium is targeted to improving pupils’ communication skills through investment in specialist equipment and software.’…

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‘Pupils take part in a strong work experience and work-related learning programme.’…

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‘Leaders have continued to develop the school’s curriculum since the last inspection.’…

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‘Pupils, including disadvantaged pupils, are making strong progress from their varied starting points in reading, writing and mathematics.’…

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‘Pupils say that they enjoy their lessons and take great pride in their work.’…

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‘Staff use signing, symbols, photographs and objects of reference to communicate effectively with those pupils who need additional support to ensure that they are fully engaged in their learning.’…

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