Thought Leader Article Series
We are delighted to share with you our new reflective series, in which Changing Education Group staff reflect and share best practices on different aspects of work-based learning and career provision.
Launch Article Title: SEN/EHCP Work Placements “Lessons learned (thanks to Covid)”
Author: Craig Blount (Project 25 Work Placement Manager for the Changing Education Group)
Sample: “For an organisation whose mission is to help young people into the workplace, often against the odds, you can imagine how excited we were to start finding opportunities for students with behavioural and learning difficulties.
This inspired my own journey with Changing Education. I was able to see at first hand the extraordinary, positive impact that work placements could have on these students, and the vehicle it provided for their confidence levels.
What began as an experimental project, quickly grew wings. Soon we were able to provide extended work placements, courses about employability, and 70 hours of guided learning leading to a BTEC award in employability. The results were rewarding on so many levels, with students who had found learning challenging in so many ways now able to engage. In the process, we were able to reduce the number of young people not engaging in education, employment, or training (NEET).
One example was a student with high functioning anxiety. Let’s call him James…………”
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