In order to fully prepare our students for the world of work Parkside School has become a lead partner with Bradford Pathways, Leeds Enterprise Partnership and Leeds Beckett University to develop and implement the "ASPIRE2b" programme.
The partnership and programme implemented from Y7-13 is now used by as a model of best practice across West Yorkshire and the strategic partnership with Leeds Beckett is the first of its kind within the country!
The partnerships have enabled the school to implement curricular and extra-curricular opportunities to ensure that students are both informed and have a thorough, first hand understanding of the opportunities available to them to harness their careers through further study at University or through level 2 / 3 apprenticeships in to their chosen world of work.
At each year group it is the aim to ensure all students have a University experience and real life work related learning opportunities be that through enterprise activities that develop key employability skills, sector specific employer related assemblies and visits e.g. though our role as one of the lead Bradford schools as an Industrial Centre of Excellence for Health and Social Care or 1-2-1 careers guidance.