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Supported Employment in Kent schools - programme legacy

The Education People’s Specialist Employment Service was appointed to work with all mainstream secondary schools in Kent to embed the Supported Employment Model between 2021 and 2024.

The programme was to add value and aspirational support by strengthening the existing careers information, advice and guidance programme for students with SEND.

This three-year programme is nearing its end date and as part of the programme’s legacy, schools who have not enrolled onto the service are able to access the tools, resources (e.g. vocational profile, employer engagement information, job coach checklist) and recorded webinars that have been used to embed The Supported Employment Model into the school careers strategy.

To provide context of the Supported Employment in schools programme (this may be useful for new colleagues or changes to job roles), The Education People are delivering a series of live webinars through MS Teams this month. To ensure flexibility for schools, three dates have been provided with varying times during the school day.

In terms of the live webinar - school colleagues will:

  • Gain an overview of the Supported Employment Model - the five stages and core values
  • Hear about the benefits of embedding the model within the careers strategy
  • Learn about the impact of the programme to date, including feedback from schools who have participated
  • Learn about the tools and resources (e.g. vocational profile, employer engagement information) and how these will be shared
  • Learn about the training webinar titles and how to access through the TEP training site.

Please find more information and the webinar links (PDF, 461.4 KB).