OUR CAREERS CURRICULUM
Here at Wessex, our aim is to deliver the highest quality of education, care and preparation for life for all students at Wessex Lodge School. We pride ourselves on our exemplary teaching staff, who each bring their own individual qualities to the friendly and dynamic staff team at Wessex Lodge School.
Choosing which direction to take after leaving school is a big decision. We’re here to support our students and make sure they know about all the options open to them. Our curriculum focusses on careers, and we provide our students with meaningful career-related opportunities and activities throughout their time with us.
Our Careers Co-ordinator is Laura Gregg. If you have any questions about careers, higher education, work experience, or if you would like more information about our careers programme, please contact: email@example.com
At Wessex Lodge School our aim is to provide an individualised education to improve life outcomes. We recognise that helping students to find the correct pathway is a large part of this. Our careers programme is designed to give our young people the skills, knowledge and confidence they require to find and access a career they will enjoy.
Using the Gatsby Benchmarks as a guide, and Careerpilot as a source of advice and guidance, we have created a careers programme for students from Year 7 to Year 13 that can be individualised to suit each student’s needs.
Alongside dedicated careers lessons, students will receive advice from an independent, fully-trained advisor at Careers South-West. CSW also help source work experience placements for students in Years 10, 11, 12, and 13.
Wessex Lodge School
Wessex Lodge School is the main school site based in Frome. This is where a number of classroom based activities take place, such as Maths, English and Home Cooking Skills. It is also the main base for our middle school.
Triskele Farm is an alternative provision therapy farm, linked with Wessex Lodge School. This facility is located in Maiden Bradley and allows students the opportunity to explore subject paths which would otherwise not be available to them. This includes the likes of animal care, horticulture, construction and forest school, as well as sporting activities, and extra classrooms for more academic subjects.
Wessex Lodge School is operated by Acorn Care and Education Ltd.
Wessex Lodge School is owned by Wessex College Limited and is a fully owned subsidiary of Acorn Care and Education Ltd., which is part of Outcomes First Group, a provider of children’s services in the UK.
Wessex Lodge School has its own dedicated management team, under the leadership of Kate Stradling. Oversight of school management is provided by the Regional Director for Acorn Education and Care responsible to the Managing Director, Jane Worsley and Chief Operating Officer, Richard Power.
Richard Power also acts as the registered Proprietor Chairperson for Acorn Care and Education Ltd.
The management team is complemented by Group support functions covering Quality and Compliance, Admissions and Marketing, Human Resources, Finance and IT. Key decisions are referred to Outcomes First Group’s Board of Directors, consisting of Outcomes First Group CEO, David Leatherbarrow and CFO, Jean-Luc Janet, together with an independent Chairman and three Non-Executive Directors.
In addition, the Group continues its robust governance through local governing committees, a national education performance board, chaired by the Operations Director and an independent Safeguarding and Quality Committee with three independent members. These governance groups meet every term.