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How to establish a work experience programme to accommodate older young people with additional learning needs, even in a pandemic.


-Rachel Williams, Learning & Engagement Officer, Stories of Lynn

– Clare Eke, Teacher – Churchill Park Special School

This webinar will be talking about the way their approach to developing a work experience programme for older young people with additional needs has led to opportunities for development for staff and young people alike. Rachael will take you on a journey with one of her ‘shining stars’, where the young person has met and worked with a variety of staff and other individuals over the last 3 years as part of Norfolk Museums Service successful ‘Kick the Dust’ project.

You will hear from museum staff who have played a key part in the programme and who have adapted their own practise to accommodate young people with additional needs as well as how this has impacted on their professional development.

Clare says: “The pupils from Churchill Park really look forwards to their sessions at the museum. As the sessions progress the pupils become more independent, their confidence grows and they want to contribute to group discussions. Our students know that their opinions and ideas are valued by the museum team. Students are given the opportunity to take lead roles in activities and work with the public providing valuable work experience. The anxiety associated with new experiences can be a huge barrier to many of our young people but the museum team help them to feel safe and relaxed enabling them to fully embrace the project. The relationship with the museum often continues after we complete our sessions and a number of our students have joined the Kick the Dust group and attend in their own time”

Further Information

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Duration: 1.301hour

More details will be sent out once you have registered for the event.

Please be aware of our definition of the East of England: Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire (incl. Peterborough), Essex, Hertfordshire, Norfolk and Suffolk.

We are planning to record this session and share it afterwards on our YouTube channel. Delegates will not be able to turn on their cameras for the duration of the session. In the event we are unable to do this, please contact us for a copy of the presentations. To read more about recording sessions or any additional questions you may have, please read our FAQs.  

Terms & Conditions:

For full details of our programme conditions, see our Terms & Conditions on our website 

By booking a place on to SHARE Museums East Training Programme, you are agreeing to the following terms and conditions:

  • That you are from an East of England museum which is in Arts Council England’s Museum Accreditation Scheme. Where this is not applicable you acknowledge that SHARE will facilitate your attendance if availability permits and that your organisation will pay any fees which may apply.
  • Freelancers currently working on a live project with an Accredited museum in the East of England may book a free place with the museum’s permission – choose the ‘Accredited Museum’ ticket option. PLEASE NOTE: you will need to obtain permission from a supervisor or a trustee and provide both their name and email: the application will be rejected without this information, and we may contact the museum to check you are eligible.
  • It is a condition of receiving this ACE funded training that the online evaluation sent to the email address provided at the point of booking is completed by the specified deadline. This deadline is in the email notification unless a paper evaluation is specifically requested and submitted on the day of the training session.
  • By booking a place you agree that you are booking as a representative of your organisation and should you cancel your booking without sufficient notice your organisation is responsible for paying the late cancellation fee of £50.
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