Connexions

Connexions Bradford is the local support service for all young people aged 13–19, and up to 25 if they have learning difficulties and disabilities.

Connexions provides an additional intensive service for all students in year 11 at Bradford District PRU to assist in the process of transferring to Further Education or training.   Connexions offer young people advice, guidance and support on a range of issues such as education, training, jobs, money and lifestyle decisions, to help them make a smooth transition to adulthood and working life.

All young people meet a Connexions Personal Adviser who will offer practical support, advice and guidance on many issues including: education, careers, work and training, health, housing, money and benefits, volunteering, development opportunities and leisure.

 

District PRU commissions an additional service and a Connexions Advisor works with groups of our students throughout the year with the vital preparation they need for interviews, applications forms and comping information into their Curriculum Vitae.

The range and depth of support will vary according to the needs of the young person at the time. This could include:

– Help in making options choices or applying for further or higher education
– Help in finding work or training opportunities
– Support in school/college to ensure a they complete their course
– Advice on funding whilst at school or college
– Advice about spare time activities that could help develop skills
– Help with benefits or childcare issues
– Advice and support on housing or issues like health or drugs which would affect their ability to study, train or work.

 

The service has been tremendously successful in raising the participation and engagement of students over the last three years.

 

The Bradford District PRU 2014/2015 Year 11 at 6th of November 2015

In Learning:   72 79.1% Other Categories: 19 20.9%
Sixth form course Sixth Form 1 1.1% Employment without accredited training 10 11.0%
College course College 49 53.8% Part-time education/job 0 0.0%
Training (not employed) Training (not
employed)
20

22.0%

NEET 8 8.8%
Apprenticeship Apprenticeship 2 2.2% Not known/moved away 1 1.1%
Employment with accredited training Employed
with training
0 0.0% Refugee/asylum seeker 0 0.0%
Year 11 Total 91

 

 

The Bradford District PRU 2014/2015 Year 11 at 7th of November 2014

 

In Learning:   70 76.1% Other Categories: 22 23.9%
Sixth form course Sixth Form 2 2.2% Employment without accredited training 2 2.2%
College course College 47 51.1% Part-time education/job 0 0.0%
Training (not employed) Training (not
employed)
18 19.6% NEET 16 17.4%
Apprenticeship Apprenticeship 0 0.0% Not known 0 0.0%
Employment with accredited training Employed
with training
3 3.3% Moved away or in custody or refugee/asylum seeker 4 4.3%
Year 11 Total   92      

 

The Bradford District PRU 2012/2013 Year 11 at 8th of November 2013

 

In Learning:   83 75.5% Other Categories: 27 24.5%
Sixth form course Sixth Form 1 0.9% Employment without accredited training 2 1.8%
College course College 55 50.0% Part-time education/job or re-engagement provision 0 0.0%
Training (not employed) Training (not
employed)
27 24.5% NEET 17 15.5%
Apprenticeship Apprenticeship 0 0.0% Not known 1 0.9%
Employment with accredited training Employed
with training
0 0.0% Moved away or in custody or refugee/asylum seeker 7 6.4%
Year 11 Total   110