Careers

Our Vision

Our vision at SGS Pegasus School is that whilst our pupils are with us, they will be taught the skills and attitudes required to enable them to become as independent as they can be and to prepare for adulthood.

In helping them to become prepared for the “World of Work” in an ever-changing world, our core aim is to ensure that the focus for the Careers provision at Pegasus is to provide a pupil-centred curriculum, which is aspirational and meaningful for the young people in our care.

The provision will focus on the “twists and turns” in life that our pupils will face, and with this we are aware of the need to support and help our pupils navigate these choices and decisions in life, by encouraging them to take ownership of their futures and the opportunities they want to pursue as they become adults.

We aim for pupils to have an enriched and stimulating curriculum to give them every opportunity to reach their full potential regardless of their gender, race, learning disability and/or physical disabilities.

At Pegasus, we aim to help our pupils to become curious learners when considering their pathways after school, that career choices are not limited to restricting factors such as attitudes towards ASC, stereotypical views about gender or race, background, or pressure from others, but that self-development and ‘being part of the decision-making process’ will be uniquely different for everyone.

Our Careers policy can be viewed on our Policies page.

View Pegasus Careers Policy

 

The World of Work

Our skills-based curriculum will start to actively promote preparation for adult life through sequential and bespoke learning pathways. This ensures learners have access to an age and developmentally appropriate education that encourages and challenges all students to:

  • Be equipped with skills that support them to be numerate and literate.
  • Communicate with confidence within their own means.
  • Enjoy learning that develops curiosity and expression.
  • Develop independence within life skills.
  • To Engage with as much of an active life as possible through looking after their body and the development of mobility skills
  • Build resilience and self-help skills
  • Learn strategies for social and emotional development to promote them to access successful relationships.

All pupils in years 8-14 are entitled:

  • To find out about technical education qualifications and apprenticeships opportunities, as part of a careers programme which provides information on the full range of education and training options available at each transition point:
  • To hear from a range of local providers about the opportunities they offer, including technical education and apprenticeships – through options events, assemblies and group discussions and taster events
  • To understand how to make applications for the full range of academic and technical courses.

Anyone wishing to request access should contact Liz Elder – Head of Careers: liz.elder@sgscol.ac.uk

A number of events, integrated into the school careers programme, will offer providers an opportunity to come into school to speak to pupils and/or their parents/carers.  For example, careers fairs, taster sessions, visitors from other educational providers, or transition meetings with parents and pupils.