Careers & Enterprise
Beyond Careers: Nurturing Skills for Life
The Careers Curriculum Philosophy
At Bennerley Fields School, our careers curriculum philosophy is rooted in a pupil-centric approach that embraces diversity, fosters holistic development, and prepares pupils for life beyond Bennerley. We support our pupils with their future needs and aspirations by offering pathways to enable future supported living, semi-independent living, supported working, and employment opportunities. We believe in the following core principles:
- Inclusive Excellence: Our careers curriculum is designed to cater to the diverse learning needs, abilities, and interests of every pupil. We provide a supportive environment that celebrates individuality and encourages each pupil to reach their full potential.
- Real-World Relevance: We prioritise practical, experiential learning that connects classroom knowledge to real-life applications. Our careers curriculum empowers pupils with the skills, knowledge, and critical thinking abilities they need to navigate an ever-evolving global landscape and provides opportunities to contribute to their local community in a meaningful way.
- Holistic Development: We place great emphasis on self development, not only focusing on qualifications for employment, but placing importance on social, emotional, and physical development. Our careers curriculum encourages creativity, emotional intelligence, teamwork, and physical well-being, ensuring that pupils grow into well-rounded individuals.
- Personalised Learning Journeys: We recognise that every pupil is unique. Our careers curriculum offers flexibility and opportunities for individualised pathways, allowing pupils to explore their interests and passions whilst achieving their goals.
- Citizenship: We cultivate cultural awareness, empathy, and responsibility. Our careers curriculum instils in pupils an appreciation for diversity, inclusivity, and a commitment to making positive contributions to society.
- Lifelong Learning: We foster a love for learning that extends far beyond the classroom. Our careers curriculum instils a growth mindset, encouraging pupils to approach challenges with resilience, curiosity, and a thirst for knowledge with can be applied in their future journeys.
- Collaborative Learning Community: We believe that careers education is a collaborative endeavour. We have developed connections with local employers who host workshops and visits. Together we provide team working opportunities, communication activities, and instil problem-solving skills, preparing pupils for success in their future endeavours.
- Best Practice: Our careers curriculum is designed with our cohorts in mind. It is underpinned by research-based programmes developed within the SEND sector. We further tailor our provision to meet the needs of all our pupils to ensure that they are prepared for life beyond Bennerley Fields.
- Continuous Improvement: We are committed to ongoing reflection, evaluation, and improvement of our careers curriculum. We seek feedback from pupils, parents, employers, and staff to ensure that it remains relevant and effective.
Through this curriculum philosophy, we aim to inspire a lifelong love for learning, equip pupils with the skills and knowledge they need to thrive in a complex world, and nurture compassionate, responsible citizens.
Meet our Career Ambassadors
Our Careers Ambassadors meet throughout the year to promote our careers and enterprise curriculum, organise events and help run weekly jobs and skills sessions in classes.
For any further information relating to Careers and Enterprise, please contact:
0115 932 6374
0115 932 6374