Work Experience/Work Related Learning
At Heaton School ALL students have the opportunty to engage in experiences related to the world of work and the theme of work and future progression planning is threaded throughout our curriculum in line with the Preparation for Adulthood agenda.
As part of our students preparation for adulthood, we offer students some form of work experience where appropriate. Work experience placements are made in the community where possible or can be within the school site.
Our current work experience partners are:
- Mann Diesel
- Norwood House
- Reddish Vale Community Farm
- Charmwood Nursery
- Houldsworth Mill Cafe
- Stockport Food Bank
- Stockport Plaza Theatre
Careers, information, advice and guidance
At Heaton school we want our students to be fully supported to achieve their optimum career/life outcomes and to provide the best early career development and support that is effectively aligned to the needs of young people with SEN(D).
We will support our students to reach their future aspirations of work and life through gaining the understanding, skills and experience they need to make progress and succeed in learning and work. We believe that by doing this well we are contributing to our student’s well-being and the well-being of their families as well as building links with wider society, local community, and businesses.
Heaton School is work closely with the Greater Manchester Combined Authority and allocated Enterprise Co-ordinators/Advisors to develop and expand its CIAG, Work-Related Learning and Work Experience offer. Further information can be found in the Heaton School CIAG policy and in the careers information section.
To discuss careers / work related learning please contact our Assistant Heateacher/KS5 Lead – Jennifer Beresford 0161 4321931