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Careers programme

At The Rise School and Sixth Form are preparing pupils for life beyond school. Employability skills are covered within our social curriculum. Pupils access individual support regarding employment and career next steps.  We partner with the organisation Spark London in order to provide pupils with CV writing workshops, interview skills workshops and to provide one week work experience placements during Year 11. 


Employability and enterprise 

We want autistic children and young people to be themselves and realise their ambitions. This is the overarching premise for our Time for Ambition strategy which sets out that over the next three years, we will continue to build on our core expertise in education and employability while engaging more than ever before in the other areas that are essential for autistic children and young people to lead fulfilling lives, such as having supportive families and relationships, good health and wellbeing and being active citizens in their communities.

An employability and enterprise curriculum and approach are at the core of supporting a fulfilling quality of life. Our learner journey through our employability and enterprise approach begins at key stage 2 and ensures that we can best support our learners to thrive as they leave after key stage 5.

All learners/pupils have access to impartial advice and guidance from a range of training providers and education/employment pathways. You can find out more about access arrangements in our Provider Access policy

Feel free to contact the Employability and Enterprise lead at The Rise School. 

Lead for Employability and Enterprise: Andrew Magee, Head of Sixth Form:
Employability Lead, Ambitious about Autism, Henrietta Valler-Still:

We work closely with the West London Careers Hub and are matched to an Enterprise Advisor from Hill.

Read our careers education, information, advice and guidance policy 2022-23.