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Meed's Job Club

Woodlands Meed’s Career Programme is delivered by the Meed’s Job Club (MJC). 

The aims of the careers programme is to:

  • Prepare the students for the transition to life after Woodlands Meed
  • Support students in making informed decisions which are appropriate for them
  • Provide students with meaningful vocational experiences
  • Develop employability skills
  • Inspire and motivate pupils to develop themselves as individuals and live as independently as is possible 
  • Raise the students’ vocational aspirations

The MJC supports and guides our young people to reach their full potential. It aims to challenge misconceptions held by employers around hiring people with SEND through practical support and guidance and showcasing the students work skills and abilities.

The MJC team is developing and delivering a progressive and meaningful programme of learning, working with employers and external partners. Every interaction between pupil, employer and external partners will be targeted and tailored to individual needs. The MJC is supporting the development of meaningful and robust relationships between the students and their next step to help them achieve their career goals.

The MJC is working with organisations and professionals who have the skills and knowledge of how to support young adults with SEND into paid employment. The MJC will work in partnership with local businesses to develop an off-site enterprise offering a range of opportunities and work experience to KS4 & 5 pupils.  

This MJC is in partnership and part funded by WSCC.

Woodlands Meed's Careers programme will be reviewed for its effectiveness in May 2022 by the students, teachers, employers and parents/carers.

Woodlands Meed measures and assesses the impact of its Careers programme on pupils using the Gatsby Benchmarks.

Nola Bennett has been appointed as the Woodlands Meed Careers Leader and oversees the MJC & Careers programme, she can be contacted on 01444 244133 or by emailing nbennett@woodlandsmeed.co.uk.

Quality In Careers 

Woodlands Meed  is committed to gaining The Quality in Careers Standard by summer 2022 and we have incorporated this goal in our current development plan.

We are committed to providing an outstanding programme of careers education, information, advice and guidance activities that satisfy national requirements and provide guidance which enables us to address the career development needs of all our students.