We are constantly reviewing and improving our careers programme to ensure it fully supports student interest and aspiration

Below is a plan showing our current programme for 2019-20 and how it relates to the Gatsby Benchmarks.

Year Group

Activity

Date

Purpose

Gatsby Benchmark

1

2

3

4

5

6

7

8

Year 7

External FE/HE/Employer events dependent on interest, availability, timings and target students

Various

To raise aspirations, improve skills and provide additional information to help inform future decisions.

X

X

X

X

 

 

X

 

Year 7

Skills Builder Tutor programme

All year

To explicitly teach employability skills to improve employability prospects and to develop an understanding of connected-ness in education supporting the schools “wisdom” curriculum.

X

 

X

X

 

 

 

X

Year 7

National Careers week “what’s the point in” subject lessons – subject visitors by arrangement.

Term 3

To explicitly link careers to subjects to support students development of the interconnections within the curriculum

X

 

 

X

X

X

 

X

Year 7

Year 7 enterprise enrichment day

Term 2

To develop students enterprise skills and understanding of underpinning numeracy and literacy skills needed for employability.

X

X

 

X

 

 

 

 

Year 7

Enrichment trips to the Globe & French Bakery.

Term 2, 4

To give students experiences of work places both past and present to give them encounters with employees in their places of work.

X

X

 

 

X

X

 

 

Year 7

Student led meet & greet

Throughout

To give students an understanding of work places through the school setting and support them developing personal communication skills.

X

 

X

 

 

X

 

 

Year 8

PSHE Careers unit

Term 5

The students will consider why their education is important, who is in their network, what roles there are in business, what skills and qualities they have, how they can develop a can do attitude and start to think about the career they might want in the future.

X

X

X

X

 

 

 

X

Year 8

Skills Builder Tutor programme

All year

To explicitly teach employability skills to improve employability prospects and to develop an understanding of connectedness in education supporting the schools “wisdom” curriculum.

X

 

X

X

 

 

 

X

Year 8

Introduction to Careers Library & VLE

Term 4

Students will be shown where to access careers information within the LRC and on the VLE and website. They can then self-educate on next step planning and career & labour market information.

X

X

X

 

 

 

X

 

Year 8

Big Bang STEM trip

Term 5

Students are given the opportunity to attend a regional STEM fair where they will have the chance to meet and engage with a large selection of STEM employers and FE and HE providers.

X

X

 

X

X

 

X

 

Year 8

STEM trip to Thorpe Park including STEM workshop

Term 6

To support students developing an awareness of how STEM related subjects link to real careers

X

 

 

X

X

 

 

 

Year 8

External FE/HE/Employer events dependent on interest, availability, timings and target students

Various

To raise aspirations, improve skills and provide additional information to help inform future decisions.

X

X

X

X

 

 

X

 

Year 9

PSHE Careers unit

Term 5

In this unit students will be consider who influences their choices, what skills and qualities they have, how they might develop these, how to understand a job advert and what university might be like.

X

 

X

X

 

 

X

X

Year 9

Skills Builder Tutor programme

All year

To explicitly teach employability skills to improve employability prospects and to develop an understanding of connectedness in education supporting the schools “wisdom” curriculum.

X

 

X

X

 

 

 

X

Year 9

Kudos careers platform launched

Term 2 onwards

Students are given their own personal log in to the KUDOS CEIAG platform giving them access to labour market information and personalised guidance.  Personal profiles support and inform the future guidance & opportunities received in school.

X

X

X

X

 

 

 

X

Year 9

Options guidance interviews

Term 3 onwards

All students are given 1:1 interviews with senior staff or pastoral leads as part of the final confirmation of Options to ensure that Options are well matched to future career intentions.

X

 

X

X

 

 

 

X

Year 9

Careers network events

Year 9

Students partake in a small group “speed dating” style meet and great with a range of employers to support their developing knowledge of the work place.

X

X

 

X

X

 

 

 

Year 9

External FE/HE/Employer events dependent on interest, availability, timings and target students

Various

To raise aspirations, improve skills and provide additional information to help inform future decisions. To include work with Love local job 2019/20

X

X

X

X

 

 

X

 

Year 10

External FE/HE/Employer events dependent on interest, availability, timings and target students

Various

To raise aspirations, improve skills and provide additional information to help inform future decisions. Includes support from speakers for schools.

X

X

X

X

X

 

X

 

Year 10

PSHE careers unit

Term 4

In this unit, students will learn about the different careers options available to them and possible routes they could take towards their chosen job.

X

 

X

X

 

 

X

X

Year 10

Skills Builder Tutor programme

All year

To explicitly teach employability skills to improve employability prospects and to develop an understanding of connectedness in education supporting the schools “wisdom” curriculum.

X

 

X

X

 

 

 

X

Year 10

National Careers service input

Term 3

Students develop their understanding of employability skills through a NCS workshop.

X

X

X

 

X

 

 

 

Year 10

Targeted 1:1 support

Term 6

Students identified as needing support receive early 1:1 guidance on next steps with level 6 qualified advisor.

X

X

X

 

 

 

 

X

Year 10

Financial capability workshop

Term 2

Students are exposed to financial capability through a finance orientated enrichment day.

X

 

 

X

 

 

 

 

Year 10

Apprenticeship assembly

Term 5

Students develop an awareness of Apprenticeships as a potential next step through the support of ASK.

X

X

X

 

 

 

 

X

Year 10

Careers fair provision

Term 3

Targeted  pupils attend a city wide Careers fair as part of national Careers Week provision. This supports the development of student awareness of the local and national labour markets.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Year 10

Work shadowing day

Term 4

 Students are given the opportunity to spend time in a work place for a real experience of work.

 

 

 

 

X

 

 

 

Year 10

Post 16 –taster days

Term 6

The attendance of local post 16 taster day options is actively promoted to support the development of student knowledge of next steps.

X

 

X

 

 

 

X

 

Year 10

KUDOS online CEIAG platform

Term 6

Students are supported through allocated tutor time sessions to continue to access labour market information and careers research to support their awareness of next step planning.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Year 11

External FE/HE/Employer events dependent on interest, availability, timings and target students

Various

To raise aspirations, improve skills and provide additional information to help inform future decisions. Includes support from speakers for schools.

X

X

X

X

X

 

X

 

Year 11

Skills Builder Tutor programme

All year

To explicitly teach employability skills to improve employability prospects and to develop an understanding of connectedness in education supporting the schools “wisdom” curriculum.

X

 

X

X

 

 

 

X

Year 11

Personal guidance with Level 6 qualified guide

Term 1 &2

Students are allocated a 1:1 interview before submitting college applications to ensure they are making informed choices. Those without form destination offers are supported with further guidance as needed.

X

X

X

 

 

 

 

X

 

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