Post 16 Destinations

PSHCEE and careers

Our PSHCEE curriculum aims to deliver a holistic approach to learning which ensures that learners are provided with up to date, factual information in order to make positive, informed choices which supports a healthy lifestyle in relation to physical, emotional, intellectual, social and economic health and wellbeing.

Learning resources are from credible sources to ensure that information is non-biased and appropriate for learners.  PSHCEE teachers understand the importance of not allowing personal beliefs and attitudes to influence teaching materials and discussions, and furthermore that PSHCEE subjects must be delivered with integrity and sensitivity.

These qualifications have been specifically selected and trialled with particular reference to the needs and learning patterns of pupils who attend the Centre. These qualifications are versatile and can be tailored and personalised to individual needs which ensures that each learner has the opportunity to learn at their own pace and achieve accreditation which underpin the PSHCEE teaching they have acquired.

Our short courses also enable learners on a short term placement or who join the cohort for longer term periods, to access the rolling programme and achieve credits which may enable them to accrue a module achievement and certification.

The curriculum underpins the Centre’s ethos and values to ensure that learners are able to access a personalised curriculum. It also encompasses the Centre’s mission statement which states ‘to prepare all for the next steps in their journey to success’, as it supports further education and career development, as well as ensuring that learners know how to make healthy and safe life decisions.  The PSHCEE curriculum covers the statutory subjects of relationships, sex and health education and careers education.

The Department for Education (DfE) has adopted the Gatsby Career Benchmarking indicators as a best practice tool to support careers education.

These are:

  • A stable careers programme
  • Learning from career and labour market information
  • Addressing the needs of each pupil
  • Linking curriculum learning to careers
  • Encounters with employers and employees
  • Experience of workplaces
  • Encounters with further and higher education
  • Personal guidance

Our careers team works collaboratively with external agencies to establish opportunities to achieve these markers and embed the Gatsby Benchmark indicators within the school community and curriculum.

Our careers team comprises of:

Mrs Clark – PSHCEE Teacher/Careers Advise and Support

Mrs Howard – English Teacher/Careers Advise and Support

Mrs Legg – PSHCEE Teacher/Careers Advice and Support

Post 16 destination:

We have been fortunate to work collaboratively with Ansbury Careers Advice Service for many years who support the school and pupils to identify post 16 destinations and support pupils to apply for their next steps.

Of the 2019 cohort, 90% of pupils had identified a post 16 destination before leaving the school.  Staff worked with pupils and families to support application completion, interview preparation etc.

The majority of our pupils chose to approach our local colleges and education providers to continue education and training –  75% of pupils approached Bournemouth & Poole College, Brockenhurst College, Sparsholt College and SWRAC.

Two pupils chose to enter straight into employment and two pupils were unable to confirm a post 16 destination and continue to work with Ansbury Advice and Guidance. 

Post 16 Providers

Bournemouth & Poole College

Brockenhurst College

Kingston Maurward

Sparsholt College

Twynham Sixth Form