The Careers support at Thriftwood incorporates information, services and providers which are relevant to the specific cognitive and communication needs of our students. With such a range of needs, abilities and future ambitions at Thriftwood this guidance is varied and relates to Day Centres, further education providers, work experience and supported employment.
We offer real life ‘work’ experiences for our students through our business and enterprise curriculum, special internal work placements if applicable and visits to a variety of local employers.
Liane Lindo, is the college PSHE, transition and events coordinator. She attends meetings at Transition points at college, provides families with information and support around the local offer and how to access educational providers, Day Centre provision and supported employment opportunities, and supports students on transition visits.
The college organises a bi-annual Transitions event where local Post-16 Further Education providers, local employers and volunteering and support agencies have the opportunity to meet, discuss, make contact and share their offer to students and families.
We also keep in contact with our school leavers and keep a record of past pupils their achievements, employment and pathways.