In recent editions of Vocational Education Exchange, we have featured a number of articles exploring how vocational courses taught in workplaces can help students prepare for employment - links provided at the bottom of this page. This month we examine how Foxes Academy has adopted this approach to improve outcomes for disabled students.
Foxes Academy is situated on the seafront of a busy holiday town in Somerset. The academy is ideally placed to offer vocational education programmes from a commercial hotel for people with a variety of disabilities.
The academy provides work experience in catering, hotel management and housekeeping while learners work towards vocational qualifications. By focusing on students’ employability, the academy encourages learners to become more confident, independent and able to take personal responsibility for their decisions.
Four ways Foxes Academy improves outcomes for disabled students: