What do we do?

The SENEL project's development work focuses on three outcomes. The free materials of each outcome will be available at this website.

  • A portable exhibition of best practices (Outcome 1)
  • A tool for employers: “A Mini Guide for Employers of Young People with Special Educational Needs and Disability” (Outcome 2)
  •  A tool for young people with SEND: “The Passport to Employment for Young People with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities” (Outcome 3)

Exhibition

The first outcome, which is developed throughout the project, includes a portable exhibition of documentary photographs and videos of best practices in the field of supporting VET for those with SEND, and will be available with accompanying text in four languages. It is based on an analysis of shared good practice from international partners for supporting access to, and continuing, VET links to the workplace.

Outcome 1 will also see the development of a sustainable website dedicated to disseminated project outcomes to support the fostering of access to continuing VET for groups at risk through having SEND.

Mini Guide for Employers of Young People with Special Educational Needs and Disability

An important learning outcome for people with SEND during their VET training is how to make effective transitions into the workplace and one way of supporting transition into work is by providing clear guidance about SEND for employers. Therefore, in the first year of the project, we will develop an innovative and flexible tool for employers entitled “A Mini Guide for Employers of Young People with Special Educational Needs and Disability” (Outcome 2).

Initial data has shown that although employers have information focusing on legislation and duties, they would appreciate learning about the added value people with SEND bring to the workplace. They would also value a realistic view of reasonable adjustments which could be made to allow people with SEND to contribute fully to the workplace, so as to reduce disparities in learning outcomes affecting disadvantaged learners.

The Passport to Employment for Young People with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities

This will be followed by a tool for young people with SEND entitled “The Passport to Employment for Young People with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities” (Outcome 3). Multi formats for example PDF files, printable or interactive online tools will be available. This will be a flexible self-advocacy tool for VET/FE students with SEND transitioning from VET/FE to work, for use at various stages of their VET and as they continue into the workplace, and therefore fostering access to continuing VET for at-risk groups.

This will be the first time such a tool has been offered in these formats, focusing on disadvantaged groups to support their access to long term, satisfying employment and promoting the inclusivity of continuing VET.

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Dr Sheena Bell

Helen Trory

Paul Bramble

sheena.bell(at)northampton.ac.uk helen.trory(at)northampton.ac.uk paul.bramble(at)northampton.ac.uk
Senior Lecturer in SEN and Inclusion Senior Lecturer in SEN and Inclusion


Project Officer (Research & Enterprise)


School of Education, The University of Northampton
Park Campus, Boughton Green Road
NORTHAMPTON, NN2 7AL

Mäkinen Maija

Mäkinen Maija

Yliopettaja, Principal Lecturer
Jatkokoulutukset, Further Education
Ammatillinen opettajakorkeakoulu, Professional Teacher Education
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Co-funded by the Erasmus+ Programme of the European Union

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