Supporting Special Educational NeedsIf you judge a fish by its ability to climb a tree it will always believe it is a failure
You never know what someone is capable of achieving until you give them the opportunity to do so.
Richard is proud to have been one of the founding team of the Enterprise Adviser network which gave him the opportunity to engage with Northgate School & Arts College and The Beehive. An experience which taught him the challenges facing young people with learning difficulties.
Just 6% of people with a learning disability are in paid employment,despite more than 65% wanting to and being able to be in work. Mencap 2017
Young people face enough challenges in life without more challenges being put in front of them when they want to join the world of work, and it is a sad state of affairs that so many people who are very capable of working are still unable to find it. Not all the challenges these people face come directly from employers, some come from themselves and their own aspirations and self belief and this obstacle cannot be overcome with one single solution.
Richard is Enhanced DBS cleared for work in education establishments and for working with young people.
Richard works on projects that involve;
- Raising the aspirations of young people with special educational needs and disabilities.
- Working to increase employer engagement between businesses and schools.
- Helping employers over come concerns for working with people with SEND, and understand the benefits to all.