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Employability Solutions

Mission Statement

“To transform young lives and build resilient communities through high-quality alternative education” 

Employability Solutions offers alternative provision for young people age 14 – 19; placement at Employability Solutions may be arranged by a child’s school, or through the local authority. 

Who we are

Employability Solutions is a registered Independent School offering an alternative secondary education for young people who thrive in a smaller, more nurturing setting than mainstream schools.

At ES we believe one size does not fit all. Our curriculum is underpinned by a desire to enable all students to develop their personal, social, academic and employability skills to a level which enables them to lead meaningful, independent and happy lives.

All our education programmes are flexible, individually tailored and give young people the opportunity to explore a range of vocational pathways which sets them up for their future.

We want to inspire a generation of happy, healthy, employable young people with equal access to opportunities in education as well as at home, work, in their community and in life. 

What we do

We transform young lives and build resilient communities through unique education and employability programmes that are individually developed to meet the needs of each and every student we care for.

We do this by offering accredited training, personal guidance, support and access to a wider curriculum of enrichment activities as well as robust safeguarding measures to ensure we have a generation of happy, healthy, resilient young people.

In the last few years, and in partnership with other local entrepreneurs we have successfully launched vibrant, sustainable enterprise hubs managed by our students for the benefit of our community. See ‘Projects’ for more information.

Why we do it

We are fiercely passionate about what we do and committed to creating safer, vibrant communities and pathways out of poverty.

We love and care for the young people of our community, and feel it’s our duty to nurture and support them when they face significant barriers to learning and work.

Many of our students have gone on to apprenticeships, employment and even university after accessing an education that was the right ‘fit’ for them. 

Please go to the Employability Solutions website for more information (opens new page)

Jordanna former student, now employed as a receptionist

“I went to 9 different schools before I came to ES. I never thought I would stick at education, but it was different here…they made me take responsibility for my own actions. I learned so much by going through the mistakes process with the staff.”

Sue, parent of ES student

“I was reluctant to agree to move Liam out of mainstream but I’m so glad I did. Employability Solutions was the best thing that happened to us all as a family, not just for Liam. I felt staff at ES understood our needs and listened to us. Liam’s anxiety settled, his attendance improved, and he passed his exams. Honestly, if it was not for the team at ES never giving up and not stopping believing in Liam, I dread to think where he may have ended up Liam chose to stay on and do 6th form at ES and is now settled on a construction course and is loving it”. 

Last updated: 11/12/2020

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