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Futures & Destinations (Careers)

Strategic objective 2023-2026:

"Extend relationships within the community to improve the outcomes of pupils with SEND and their families during their time at Oakley and in preparation for their future."


Supporting our young people to discover what they would like to do when they are older is part of how we support pupils at Oakley for their next steps after school. For more information please read our Futures & Destinations (Careers) Policy


We start this from Phase 1 with role play and identifying who helps us and continue this work through to Phase 4. We work with pupils and their families to support and shape future & destination choices. 

 Key Contacts:-


Charlotte BartlettPhase 4 Leader & Careers
Lizzie Bentley BowersChair of Governor,


For all general enquiries please e-mail or phone 01892 823096

Futures & Destination Events


Monday, 15th May to Friday, 19th May 2023 - Phase 4 Work Related Learning Week

We encourage all Phase 4 pupils to take part in a Work-Related Learning placement to develop their confidence and skills for life and independence. Families are asked to help find suitable placements through friends and family and ideally placements which are near home, enabling pupils to travel to and from the placement as independently as possible in order to get a more real-life experience of working.  We can support any families who are struggling to find suitable placements - please contact Charlotte Bartlett, Phase 4 Leader:  

    Thursday, 23rd March 2023 - Oakley pupils become Sports Commentators for the day!

    Phase 4 pupils took part in a Class Commentary workshop with Dan Strange, a broadcaster of Olympic Games, World Cups and Paralympics and Clare Griffiths, a five time Paralympian and now a commentator too. Clare was Great Britain's Wheelchair Basketball Captain for London 2012.


    It was so inspirational  - our pupils were so engaged and involved, learning about and practicing their interviewing and commentating skills. Their behaviour was exemplary and even the shyest ones had grown in confidence by the end of the day. The workshop ran from 9.15am to 2.45pm and everyone was buzzing and talking about it all day.


    Dan sent an email after the event: ‘Can I say how fantastic we thought the pupils were. Funny, interesting and extremely polite, with so much character.’

    Wednesday, 22nd March 2023, 9.30am to 12noon on our Tonbridge Site (TN10 3JU)

    There was a wonderful atmosphere as our pupils and their parents/carers explored some of the options available to them when they leave Oakley School. Thank you to all the Post-16 Education & Training providers and employers who came along to support the event.


    Below are just some of the organisations who attended:

     Where do pupils go when they leave Oakley School?




    Number of

    Pupils/Leavers July 2022

         Number of

    Pupils/Leavers July 2023

    The Oaks College66
    Mid Kent College30
    North Kent College12
    White Rocks Farm10
    Adult Services20
    Support Internship10
    Working with Parent10
    Grove Park 6th Form10
    St Piers, Lingfield01
    EHCP Ceased01