The ASPIRE2b programme is a nationally acclaimed programme (National runners up and outstanding school of the North of England)that develops ours students to become global citizens ready to embrace the 21st century.
The programme has a huge impact on preparing its pupils for the world of work and entails 3 core strands.
1. Pupil progress through curriculum excellence
Focussed delivery within curriculum subjects to ensure students are aware of the subject related opportunities available to them along with the completion of a personal development record (PDR) to enable students the opportunity to identify how they have and are developing their employability skills
2. Extra-curricular enrichment
All of our students are able to fully develop themselves through a range of extracurricular enrichment opportunities. From undertaking the Duke of Edinburgh's Award and representing the school locally, regionally and nationally in a range of sports teams to participating in charity work within the local community and developing leadership skills on the school council.
3. Careers, Information, Advice and Guidance programme
All students receive a progressive, structured programme through their PSHCE programme and special events including sector specific workshops, enterprise activities, careers guidance interviews and career enhancement weeks which include visits to the workplace, CV writing sessions and 1-2-1 interviews with local employers. This is supported by key partnership with Higher Education institutions such as Leeds Beckett University, Leeds University and Bradford College, to ensure all of our students have a clear understanding and experiences of University life and what it can offer.
Parkside School ASPIRE2b programme overview