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Riverside School

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We believe that “Careers guidance widens pupils’ horizons, challenges stereotypes and raises aspirations. It provides pupils with the knowledge and skills necessary to make successful transitions to the next stage of their life.” [DfE Statutory Guidance: Careers guidance and access for education and training providers, October 2018]


Learning and support

We recognise that as the School’s designation now reflects a wider range of additional needs including SLD, PMLD and those with Complex Needs, the majority of students in our care will now continue with us until the end of year 14.  We aim to support our all our students to be as autonomous and independent as possible, making positive contributions to society in their own way.


All students will have opportunities to learn about and understand the world of work in a way that is appropriate to their age and stage of development. All classes take part in our 'World of Work Week'. Through this we are able to meet our commitment to provide engagement with employers and the world of work in the most appropreate way for our students.  The Key Stage 4 and Post 16 includes specific teaching related to transition, next steps and careers.  Work experience is embedded into the Post 16 curriculum for all students. 


In Key Stage 4 and Post 16 we gain support from the SEND Department of the Local Authority [Information, Advice and Guidance service] along with independent advice as needed. Individual careers/next step interviews are held in Key Stage 4 and Post 16 to discuss next steps, aspirations and choices for end of each phase of education. Any report from this is completed ahead of the Annual Review of the EHC Plan. Students are also encouraged to attend the careers fairs  and open days organised by the local authority, agencies, colleges, sixth forms to to discuss future options. Additionally, in Post 16 students have the opportunity to visit possible next placements as part of the curriculum. We also welcome visits from transition teams from other settings.  


Our students need an individual approach based on next steps for each of them.  Our challenge remains to give appropriate and realistic advice for students and their parents and careers.  Students can request additional support at any time by speaking to staff in school. Parents and carers are always welcome to send a message on dojo, phone or email for additional information or referral to the IAG. 


If you would like any further information or support please contact us.

Careers Lead: Rachel Clark

Telephone: 01405 763925






Destinations for students who left Riverside are listed below.


Bishop Burton College 2

Hull College 4

Linkage 2

NTCP College Neath 1

Pastures Day Centre 1

York College 2



Bishop Burton College 6

Hull College 2

Linkage 3

Supported internship 1

Blueberry Academy 1      

East Riding College 6

Beaumont College 1

Henshaw’s College 1

Doncaster College 1

Selby College 1

Work 1

Mires Beck Nursery 1





Options are offered at key stage 5.  Here is the list of our current choices


We have big dreams 1

Hull and East Yorkshire Careers Hub

If you are an employer or business who would be interesting in working with us to give our students the valuable experiences all young people need to realise their full potential please contact the Careers Lead, Tracey Millar on 01405 763925 or 


If you are an education provider who would be interesting in working with us to give our students the information about courses and training opportunities that are relevant to our young people please contact the Careers Lead, Tracey Millar on 01405 763925 or 

We review our provision annually against the Gatesby Bench marks using the Compass Careers Benchmarking Tool. Our next review is due in April 2024.