Supported Internships

Hereward College has launched a pertnership initiative with Premier Inn with the aim of helping young people with additional needs get into work.

The little Premier Inn is a partnership project between Premier Inn and Hereward College, a national further educational college specialising in skills training for independent living and employment for young people with disabilities and additional needs. 

Ofsted has updated its guidance on the new education inspection framework that comes into force from September 2019. Ofsted will refocus inspections of schools, early years settings and further education and skills providers, to make sure that learners are receiving a high-quality education that puts them on a path to future success.

Ofsted inspectors will spend less time looking at exam results and test data, and more time considering how a school, college or other education provider has achieved their results.

Preparing for Adulthood (PfA) has conducted a survey of Supported Internship provision and outcomes. 

PfA heard from 72 regional organisations leading to the following key findings:

Halton Borough Council wish to engage a service to build on work undertaken so far, to ensure that Halton can make available an appropriate offer of Supported Internships for young people age 16-25.

The Council wishes to achieve the following outcomes:

The Department for Education has published a SEND newsletter and is requesting information about the delivery of supported internships.

Children and Families Minister, Nadhim Zahawi, has written to local authorities to give information about the transfer of funding for two Section 31 grants relating to special educational needs and disabilities (SEND).  This includes the Preparation for Employment Grant 2018.  The letter has been sent to all local authority Chief Executives, Directors of Children’s Services, Lead Members for Children and Chief Finance Officers in all local authorities.

Publisher: 
Policy & research organisations
Topics: 
Supported Internships
Year of Publication: 
2018
Type: 
Guidance

In November 2017, the Government announced £9.7m for local authorities to increase the number of supported internships and other pathways to employment for young people with SEND (special educational needs and disabilities), by establishing local supported internship forums and training additional job coaches. 

Publisher: 
Policy & research organisations
Topics: 
Transition, Supported Internships
Year of Publication: 
2018
Type: 
Guidance

This guide, produced by Preparing for Adulthood, provides information about options for young people with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND) to help them move into paid employment. 

The Government has announced a package of support worth nearly £45 million to provide additional help for children with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND). The funding will be distributed among local authorities through a Section 31 grant. Letters have been sent to each local authority in January 2018. This funding is not ring-fenced and we advise that members urgently approach your local authority education department to discuss how the funds will be used.

The package of funding includes:

The Department for Education (DfE) has published an updated guidance document for Supported Internships.

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