Careers event helps Grove students plan

An event has been held to help young people with special educational needs understand the range of post 16 options available to them as they plan for their future.

By The Newsroom
Thursday, 25 October, 2018, 11:32
An event has been held to help young people with special educational needs understand the range of post 16 options available to them as they plan for their future. Anna Lannon - Teacher from the Grove School Student - Jonte Rawlings - The Grove School NCC Head of SEND strategies - Sam Barron Stephen Miller OBE NCC Careers Guidance Team - Lindsay White Student - Sophie Willcox - The Grove School NCC Careers Guidance Team - Ian Yarrow

Held at the Woodhorn Museum, Ashington, young people were invited to attend the event and meet a range of exhibitors including those in education and social care

The event was funded by Northumberland County Council and organised by the authority’s careers guidance team. The Information Advice and Support Service supported the day holding a consultation asking for the views of young people on transition into adulthood.

Coun Wayne Daley said: “This unique event, now in its second year, has been set up specifically for young people in the county with special educational needs to assist them as they transition into post 16 education, employment and adulthood.

“It allows young people to review a range of pathways to take and offers them the opportunity to discuss and ask questions to help them to make informed decisions based on their personal interests and skills.”

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Attendees also had the opportunity to speak to local paralympian Stephen Miller MBE, founder of SMILE Through Sport, a not-for-profit organisation, set up to provide support for people with disabilities who are interested in sport.

Stephen said: “I was delighted to have the opportunity to return to talk to the attendees of this event, discussing their interests and chatting to them about their hopes and dreams for their own futures and giving them advice about how to reach their own goals.”

For further information go to www.northumberland.gov.uk and search Careers Guidance Team or call 01670 622799.

Lindsey Taggart, manager of the Careers Team, said “It is through events such as these, that young people with special educational needs can understand the range of options available for them and help them to realise their own future path.”