The SEND Community of Practice (CoP) is part of the East Sussex Careers Hub and was set up in April 2020. The CoP brings together special schools, specialist 16-19 colleges, and mainstream schools and academies with a high percentage of SEND students. Its purpose is to focus on a collaborative approach to the achievement of the 8 Gatsby Benchmarks of Good Careers Guidance for these schools, and to ensure that career outcomes are improved for all young people with SEND. The CoP meets three times a year, and operates alongside the Careers Hub Forum, and focuses on providing professional development and networking opportunities for Careers Leaders, sharing of best practice and the development of resources specific to the SEND cohort.
Below you will find relevant resources. For further inquiries or to become a part of the East Sussex SEND CoP, please contact : firstname.lastname@example.org
Find the latest SEND CoP newsletters below
June 2020 Newsletter
July 2020 Newsletter
September 2020 Newsletter
November 2020 Newsletter
February 2021 Newsletter
Supporting learners with special educational needs to succeed
- The SEND Community of Practice has designed two Vocational Profiles, unique to East Sussex. Vocational Profiles can be used in both Secondary and Post 16 settings to enable students to identify and develop their skills and capabilities, and to communicate them to others.
Vocational Profile Template, interactive PDF , 16 + Version
Vocational Profile Template, interactive PDF, 12-16 version
Resources to promote the importance of careers education to the parents/carers of young people with SEND
A delivery plan on the importance of Careers Education in Special Secondary Schools
A powerpoint to support the delivery plan.
Top trumps resource pack to be used within the delivery of the workshop.
See further resources to support your SEND cohort under Gatsby Benchmark 3.
The iCan campaign has been developed to support 12-25-year olds who have SEND, and their parent carers & supporters, to develop confidence as they progress through education and into employment and enable them to become more independent as they transition into adulthood.
Our range of iCan resources, available here on our Careers East Sussex website can provide helpful information and advice about local post 16 education & employment pathways, and the organisations & tools young people can access to assist them on their journey.
As part of the iCan Campaign a series of posters have been created showcasing young people from East Sussex thriving either in education, local supported employment or full time / part time employment. Please download and print your own copies or email us if you would like support in accessing more materials.
Millie and Callum showcasing employment in a hospital environment and a land based Supported Internship