Careers

Careers Offering

At Briarwood School, we consider our pupils’ individual needs and, with the help of the National Careers Guidance, align these with areas in which our young adults can achieve their best and thrive.

We are very proud of our curriculum offering and the skills our pupils have been obtaining through this, which will facilitate their transition to adulthood.

At Briarwood, we aspire to bring down barriers between employers and our young adults. This academic year, we are taking our Careers offering a step further by bridging the gap between employers and young people with special education needs.

During the pandemic, our Careers offering has been taking place internally. We have been able to undertake a variety of work experience activities, such as working in the café, horticulture experience and craft classes (the products of which are sold within our community).

P16 Careers newsletter

Employability journey

 

Key Stage 3

  • Pupil pathways onto accredited and vocational courses are planned and prepared for in KS3.
  • Learners take part in Enterprise projects across the school year.
  • Learners in KS3 will take part in Duke of Edinburgh (2021-2022).
  • Year 9 learners and their families invited to relevant careers and skills fairs such as the annual Transition Fair at Briarwood school.

 

Key Stage 4

  • The school Careers Leader supports KS4 pupils are prepared for appropriate accreditation (ASDAN transition challenge and Towards Independence).
  • KS4 learners take part in the Duke of Edinburgh Award (2021-2022).
  • Learners, where appropriate in Year 10 and 11, undertake Work Experience and work-based placements and opportunities. (2021-2022).
  • Learners in Year 10 and 11 (where appropriate) have the opportunity to access different training providers to develop the variety of experiences they have to support informed choices about future education, training and employment pathways.

 

Key Stage 5

  • One-to-one meetings with families, the school Careers Leader and (Careers Advisor 2021-2022) in Year 12-15.
  • KS5 learners and their families invited to relevant careers and skills fairs such as the annual Transition Fair at Briarwood school.
  • Learners in KS5 have the opportunity to access different training providers to develop the variety of experiences they have to support informed choices about future education, training and employment pathways (where appropriate).
  • The majority of KS5 learners take part in the Duke of Edinburgh Award (Pilot study for 8 pupils 2020-2021).

Virtual Transitions Fayre 2020/21

In our school setting, we aim to facilitate your decision making for your young person’s future and ensure you are well informed. We aspire to do so by providing you with information on further education, social care providers and adult services.

Please follow this link to access the Briarwood School 2020/2021 Virtual Transition Fayre.

If you have any feedback, please do complete this form – your comments would be gratefully received.

A provider or employer wishing to request access should contact Careers Lead Antonios Petropoulos (antonios.petropoulos@bristol-schools.uk) or call 0117-353-2693/07867-201-661.