Aycliffe School

Aycliffe School is an independent, purpose-built specialist school based at the North East Centre for Autism, Newton Aycliffe in County Durham for pupils aged 3-19

Working together to inspire, support, celebrate and equip autistic and neurodiverse people to fulfil their potential in life.

Careers Information Education Advice and Guidance

The Careers Team at Aycliffe School have high expectations for all learners. We support learners to become successful independent adults throughout their school career with the knowledge, skills and behaviours needed to promote their social and economic inclusion.

How do we do it?

To ensure that learners at Aycliffe School are receiving a good quality Careers Education, we work in line with the Gatsby Benchmarks:

At Aycliffe School we want all learners to:

·       Understand the full range of opportunities available to them, to learn from employers about work and the skills that are valued in the workplace and to have first-hand experience of the workplace, through external visits and sheltered employment opportunities.

·       Receive an excellent programme of advice and guidance that is delivered by individuals with the right skills and experience.

·       Have support tailored to their personal needs. All learners to access free face-to-face advice, with more bespoke support for those who most need it.

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