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Llanishen High School pupils benefit from ALN scheme

Pupils from the specialist resource base at Llanishen High School have been among those to benefit from a scheme giving young people with additional learning needs (ALN) support and training to go on to employment.

The Flexible Supported Employment Pathway (FSEP) is a Cardiff Council scheme delivered by the Cardiff Commitment in partnership with the council's post-16 ALN Team and Education Catering Service, as the employment partner.

Providing training and 12-month work experience placements to young people with ALN and/or autism, the scheme aims to prepare and support them in their transition from school to employment.

Since launching in May, four pupils aged 16-18 from the specialist resource bases at Cantonian and Llanishen High Schools have gained hands-on experience in a commercial kitchen and accessed work skills training, including the Level 2 Food Safety Qualification.

At the end of the summer holidays, the young people will be supported in applying for vacant positions within the Schools Catering Service and beyond.

Charlie Batten, head of the specialist resource base at Llanishen High School said: "Pupils can develop employability skills and have the opportunity to take industry relevant qualifications such as food hygiene during their placements.

"The project offers the young people in our provision a vital opportunity to develop the skills necessary for working the catering industry."

Lucy Warner, catering manager at Llanishen High School said: "I noticed that having Kai around boosted the morale of the rest of the team, he is honestly like a breath of fresh air to be around, we all love engaging in conversations with him and he has had a positive impact on our workplace." 

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