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Community of Practice - Employers

Supporting engagement between SEND schools and Employers

We know that interactions with employers can help make a life changing difference to the young people in our Special Educational Needs and Disability (SEND) Schools. 


We have young people with a variety of career aspirations, as you can see from our video with Daventry Hill School students. 

This page gives a variety of resources, and links to support which can help us to work together and create opportunities for individuals. 

Nothing on this page is a nice thing to do, it is a sound business decision. We look forward to working with you, and welcome your ideas as to how to develop these resources. 

Get Involved

Supported Internships 


Supported Internships are a great way for individuals to access employment. But what are they? What benefits do they bring and how do I get involved?


Use the resources below to Help you 


Introduction to Supported Internships – An interview with Ali Campbell about Supported Internships and the way in which they can benefit individuals and businesses. 


Guide – A written guide to share with individuals or businesses about supported internships and the benefits they bring to all involved. 




Offering Work Experience (Physical and Virtual)


The Value of Work Experience Placements – Hear from the Students at Slated Row about what they gained from various placements - Offer a Virtual Work Experience Placement. From a short experience talk about your career, through to extended placements for individuals. 

Could you prepare a workplace guide for us such as this one? It would really help the students to get an idea of what it would be like to work for your company 


Think you could offer something, but are unsure? Please contact us directly


Give an Hour - SEMLEP Give an Hour to inspire young people


Enterprise Advisor - Find out how to sign up as an Enterprise Advisor, which Is a hugely rewarding role

Supporting young people with SEND - Richard Osborne - Hear about Richards role as an Enterprise Advisor – Enterprise Adviser Recruitment – Rewrite the Story – Video from the Career and Enterprise Company  

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Disability Confident and Access to work

By signing up to Disability Confident, you can show individuals that your business values all employers and will make adjustment sot ensure that all employees can thrive


Guide – Gives an introduction to Disability Confident, shows the different levels, gives case studies and most importantly shows you where to sign up


Infographic – Share with your workplace colleagues. Are they aware of Disability Confident?

Access to Work - Employers factsheet about Access to Work 

What Adjustments Can an employer make? Hear from Kirstie Pope about the small changes which can be made to support autistic employees


Guides to Schools

Every school is different, but it is helpful for you to be able to see what the environment is like for students. We will be regularly adding schools, so please visit back to get a tour of more schools. 

Daventry Hill School - 360 Tour

Red Kite Virtual Tour


We are also looking for guides to your workplace which we can share with students, so please get in touch if you would be happy to show students around your workplace virtually.

Vist the Daventry Hill School 360 tour


If you have any questions we would love to hear from you ( Below are a list of resources which you may find useful

An Introduction to Autism in the Workplace E-Learning Unit

Employing disabled workers in adult social care and health  

Mencap FAQ's Employing people with a learning disability 

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