Through the EmployMEnt Pathway Card & Design, greeting cards and ceramics are designed, produced and packaged by pupils in the Post-16 department at Swiss Cottage School in the London borough of Camden.
With support from the EmployMEnt Pathway Leader and Job Coaches, Card & Design is run and managed by pupils with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND).
There are three departments; Design (creating the art work or glazing the pottery), Production (putting the cards together or slipcasting) and Administration (ordering the resources and managing the online shop). In each department, pupils work in job roles that support their skills and preferences.
The money generated is used to support the Swiss Cottage School Charity build capacity within local businesses and employers on supporting people with SEND into (supported) employment.
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