The EmployMEnt Pathway vision is to provide a meaningful and functional Work Experience and in-house Supported Internship pathway for pupils in Post-16. It supports pupils to understand and be motivated to join the world of work. We also aim to successfully engage with the community to build capacity with local employers in how to support people with SEND into employment.

There are three EmployMEnt Pathways that pupils can access; ‘Card & Design’, ‘Event Hosts’ and ‘Venture Café’. Each Pathway consists of three departments working collaboratively which enables pupils to engage with job tasks that are appropriate to their strengths and preferences.

In preparation for transition to college or supported internships, pupils work towards an accreditation and complete a portfolio/Vocational Profile showcasing their work, skill development and preferences of roles.

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Card & Design

Through the Pathway Card & Design, greeting cards and gifts are designed, produced and packaged by pupils in Post-16 and are sold online (please see below to order).

With support from the EmployMEnt Pathway Leader and Job Coaches, Card & Design is run and managed by pupils with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND).

The money generated is used to support the Swiss Cottage School Charity build capacity within local businesses and employers on supporting people with SEND into (supported) employment.

The Card & Design Pathway consists of three departments working collaboratively; Design, Production, and Administration. 

Please visit our online store to place your order.

 

Event Hosts

Through the Pathway ‘Event Hosts’, events and conferences take place in-house using facilities in the ‘Development and Research Centre’ (DRC) at Swiss Cottage School.

With support from the EmployMEnt Pathway Leader and Job Coaches, the conferences and events are organised and managed by pupils with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND).

Through events hosted, exposure to the Pathway model enables the school to build capacity within local businesses and employers on supporting people with SEND into (supported) employment.

The Pathway consists of three departments, working collaboratively; Administration, Organisation, and Front of House.

е-Hosts Department Info

If you  are planning an event at Swiss Cottage School and would like to work with our Event Hosts, please contact: drc@swisscottage.camden.sch.uk.

Venture Cafe

Through the Pathway ‘Venture Café’, food is prepared, served and sold in the in-house Café which is open weekly for school staff.

With support from the EmployMEnt Pathway Leader and Job Coaches, the Café is run, managed and marketed by pupils with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND).

Through the functioning Cafe, exposure to the Pathway model enables the school to build capacity within local businesses and employers on supporting people with SEND into (supported) employment.

The Pathway consists of three departments, working collaboratively; Catering, Preparation and Marketing, and Operations.

V-cafe Department Info

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