New Hackney Education Business Partnership

Careers programme for Inspired Directions School

Inspired Directions (IDS) is an alternative provision, providing therapeutic, personalised learning for vulnerable young people with a range of needs, who have not been able to thrive in mainstream education. Funds will help us to develop and expand our careers and work-related programme, providing

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It ran from 12:00 PM, 30 November 2021 to 12:00 PM, 7 December 2021

Registered Charity in England and Wales (1111037)

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Championed by The Childhood Trust


  • Education/Training/EmploymentEducation/Training/Employment


  • Children (3-18)Children (3-18)


United Kingdom


With youth unemployment set to rise to its highest level since the 1980s, there's never been a more important time to support young people to develop their skills and confidence for their next steps into the world.  Research from the DofE (2020) shows that students in alternative provisions are 35% less likely than students in mainstream schools to go on to a sustained post-16 destination. Targeted career-related support is crucial to help our students develop skills for their futures.


-One-to-one mentoring programme, with strong focus on enterprise and teamwork, run by our Lead Learning Assistant -Work-related workshops, supported by business volunteers, covering areas such as interview skills and career pathways -Increasing our work experience placement opportunities, with mentors providing support to students to help them settle and make the most of their placements -Ongoing support to prepare our students for the transition from education onto their chosen next steps