Careers and Work Related Learning at Keelman’s Way School 

At Keelman’s Way School we believe in the importance of daily living skills and the promotion of independence. In line with the Preparation for Adulthood outcomes of Employment, Independent Living, Community Inclusion and Good Health, our Careers platform prepares our learners to live as independently as possible in the future. We carefully measure our programme against the Gatsby Benchmarks to ensure sound Careers Guidance. The benefits of work experience as part of a life skills curriculum are numerous. Work Related Learning gives our students the opportunity to…. 

  • Experience the world of work 
  • Improve communication  
  • Increase aspirations  
  • Build upon existing levels of independence  
  • Link real life experiences to in school studies  
  • Develop new skills and understanding  
  • Improve employability chances.  
  • Uncover hidden talents and abilities  
  • Increase Challenge
  • Cultivate relationships 

We work closely with local businesses, organisations and providers to carefully nurture opportunities for our young people. This enables them to gain a taste of real employment and the skills required to best prepare them for entry into the world of work.

We are always seeking to develop our Careers offer by welcoming new providers to our school. 

If you have an interest in becoming a provider of careers information please contact Mr Johnston our Careers Lead by email: [email protected] or on 0191 489 7480 

Please see our Provider Access Statement for further information

The links below contain additional information on our Careers offer

Careers and Work Related Learning Policy 2023

The Gatsby Benchmarks

LMI The North East Labour Market Infographic

LMI What does the North East look like?

LMI June 2023 Update The North East

KWS Links with Local Employers

Local External Providers Contact Information

KWS Careers across the Key Stages

KWS 14-19 Work Experience Overview

KWS Long Term Plan Work Experience

KWS Visits to External Providers

A letter from our Connexions Advisor J Stratford

Connexions Post 16 Options SEND 2022

South Tyneside Council Preparing For Adulthood

KWS Transition Record Y14 Leavers