Futures Overview

Futures section of website currently being updated to reflect recent changes to our provision: January 2023
Please keep popping back to see updates.
This part of our website has been put together to share information with all stakeholders (students, parents, staff, governors and employers) about our Futures programme at Springfield School.  Futures incorporates Preparing for Adulthood, work readiness, independence and community engagement - everything that our young people need to achieve as much independence in their futures as possible. 
We have rebranded to Futures as this is more inclusive and better represents our offer to our students.
The Futures tree represents the fact that every student is unique - just as no two leaves are the same.  Each student will go on to live their own future and we will do our best to support them on this journey.
  • Mrs Laura Armitage

    Head of Sixth Form, Supported Internship Lead and Careers Lead


    I have been at Springfield for almost 10 years now. As a school community, we see the potential in our students and aim to support them to achieve this when they leave us. I am honoured to be leading the Futures Team to ensure all students achieve their potential in the future.

    To contact me, please email or call 01270691900

What we already do well - all subject leaders take responsibility for their subject areas, ensuring their curriculum meets the needs of our changing cohorts.
Exploring work sessions are arranged for our red pathway learners, to give experiences across a range of sectors that will influence their future destinations.
Students access internal work experience on a weekly basis as well as external placements for a half term, as suitable.
Students are able to move from Sixth Form over to The Springboard Project, our supported internship programme, if this is the most appropriate option.
All of our external placements are set up by Safe Opportunities, taking students' vocational profiling into consideration.
Coming soon - Hattie, is now completing her Careers Advisor course so will be able to offer this service to our students when she qualifies in March.
Our Futures Evening is coming back in January - we hope to bring as many providers (education, social care, day provision, housing) as possible to show parents/carers what is available to their young people in the future and allow people to make informed decisions about their futures.
More links with employers and businesses to develop our curriculum.