Springboard is often the most eagerly anticipated part of the week with students knowing that they are doing a valued job as a member of staff in a real place of work. All work placements are agreed with the student and are carefully chosen to reflect their interests and aspirations, with just the right balance of independence and support. Students have the opportunity to demonstrate to themselves, their families and their employers that they can be an invaluable part of the workforce.
Employers are, on the whole, impressed and often astounded by the attitude, work ethic and dedication of our students in the workplace.
We have a dedicated and professional team of Job Coaches who support students and liaise with employers on the shop floor. They work closely with the Job Coach Manager and Springboard teaching staff to deliver specific schemes of work which identify appropriate and exciting learning outcomes.
The hard work and commitment shown by our students, over a lengthy period of time, has frequently led to paid employment being offered, either at a weekend or on a full time basis upon leaving Ravenscliffe.
If you would like to offer a Work Placement to one of our students and make a real difference, please contact our Job Coach Manager, Thelma Crossley, for more information about how you can get involved.
Starting September 2017...
Project Search is a new initiative for Calderdale Council. Ravenscliffe High School is one of its partners, as are Calderdale College, Lead the Way, Family Voice and C&K Careers.
Project Search’s primary objective is to secure full time paid employment for young people with learning difficulties between the ages of 18 to 24, who are potentially able to access and progress in a competitive workplace. For more information please click here