Our students are given the opportunity to engage in work related learning on site, such as horticulture, hospitality and catering and sport and leisure, and work experience placements such as Blenheim Palace and the gym.
This encourages the participation and achievement of young people, to help them progress onto further education or employment.
Work related learning prepares students for work, encouraging them to develop a more adult style of thinking and the skills needed for achieving economic independence including:
The curriculum aims to support young people into employability by delivering Skills for Life:
Wellbeing is central to this approach because we consider both mental and physical wellbeing as paramount to sustain a work ethic and an appropriate life-work balance.
The BBC 2 documentary 'Employable Me', screened in March and April 2016, recognised the importance of employability skills for adults with autism - something that LVS Hassocks and sister school LVS Oxford have as a priority for students as one of our four key areas of development. Read more about the series here.
Parents and carers speak positively about the ways in which staff promote positive behaviour. One said "staff are very caring, they talk to students positively and handle things fairly"