External Support

Career South West

Careers South West advisers deliver youth support to young people aged 13-19 in this school to enable them to make a successful transition to the next stage of learning or into work. This is a statutory duty of the local authority and is funded through a contract with Careers South West let by the local authority.

The work delivered by Careers South West on behalf of the local authority has three distinct elements to it:
  • providing an assessment for young people with a learning difficulty and/or disability as defined by Section 139a of the Education and Skills Act (2008), and by supporting them to make a successful transition to post 16 education and training opportunities
  • tracking and following up young people in years 11-14, in line with the requirements of Department for Education, to ensure that they have an offer of learning post 16 and continue to engage in learning and work
  • supporting vulnerable young people to engage in education, employment and training, through early interventions and preventative work with those at risk of disengagement
Your Careers South West Advisor is Helen Bartlett. Helen is based in the Careers South West office in Plymouth City Centre and can be contacted on Helen.Oldale@careerssw.org