Transforming the future for young people
with complex autism
Prior's Court News
Providing our young people with
the skills, the experience and the
opportunity to work is a key element of
our approach- and offering the latter is
something which starts on site.
Young people from across our Vocational Skills Area
of Learning are engaged with meaningful work
experience or work placements across our site to
practice the skills learnt in the classroom, with
more opportunities being added during Term 1 of
the 2021/22 academic year.
Within the Vocational Skills Area of Learning,
we have seven programmes of learning. Young
people access specifi c programmes according
to their individual skills and interests, as part of
their pathway to work.
Young people's range of on-site work experiences
or work placements currently include:
● Delivery of parcels and Bread & Beyond goods to
locations across site.
● Consumables packing of items in the Resources
● Supporting the our Resources
team with stock counting.
● Hotel turndown-style
servicing of our on-site
● Hoovering our
Lower School corridors
● Supporting our Housekeeping team in the
● Actioning maintenance jobs tickets logged
by staff members, such as painting rooms or
building fl at-pack furniture.
● A car wash service.
● Nurturing and growing our apple orchard
through tasks such as laying down compost
and tree guard maintenance.
Vocational skills learning is a vital aspect
of our post-16 provision, as only 32% of
autistic adults are believed to be in paid
employment. One of our key ambitions
for all our young people is to have the
skills to be able to enter the world of work.
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Expanding on-site work opportunities