From this September years 8 to 10 will all receive a career’s lesson once a fortnight, these lessons will explore what career options are available to them and will be interactive and mainly discussion based. They will explore the various professions and work force will have companies and individual people come into lesson a to show them what it’s like to work in retail, or to work as an engineer. They will also look at further education such as apprenticeships, college and university.
Years 13 will also be having an interview with an Independent Careers Advisor. Careers and Life Skills will be delivered through tutor time and guided independent research by their tutor.
Year 12 will have Careers and Life Skills delivered through tutor time and guided independent research by their tutor.
All sixth form students will have access to a Resourced Careers Room where they will be able to conduct independent research into career paths as well as discuss career options with the Careers Lead.
To deliver a careers programme that facilities every student in developing knowledge and skills to navigate their lives successfully and to flourish
- To deliver an aspirational careers programme that results in high achievement for every student achieving Gatsby Benchmark 1
- To enable every student to finish compulsory education with clear career goals and to be capable of social mobility.
- To support students to achieve better academically and improve life choices through focus on future goals
Our Careers programme will have a wide range of activities including those imbedded within the curriculum as well as Individual focus, opportunities for developing passion, knowledge and networking opportunities
The Gatsby benchmarks are as follows:
- A stable careers programme – Every school and college should have an embedded programme of career education and guidance that is known and understood by pupils, parents, teachers and employers. Please see the download below of our current careers programme.
- Learning from career and labour market information – Every pupil and their parents, should have access to good quality information about future study options and labour market opportunities. They will need the support of an informed adviser to make the best use of available information.
- Addressing the needs of each pupil – Pupils have different career guidance needs at different stages. Opportunities for advice and support needs to be tailored to the needs of each pupil. A school’s career programme should embed quality and diversity considerations throughout.
- Linking curriculum learning to careers – All teachers should link curriculum learning with careers. For example, STEM subject teachers should highlight the relevance of STEM subjects for a wise range of career pathways.
- Encounters with employers and employees – Every pupil should have multiple opportunities to learn from employers about work. Employment and the skills that are valued in the workplace. This can be through a range of enrichment opportunities including visitors speakers mentoring and enterprise schemes.
- Experience of Workplace – Every pupil should have first hand experiences of the work place through work visits, work shadowing and work experience to help their exploration of career opportunities and expand their network.
- Encounters with further and higher education – All pupils should understand the full range of learning opportunities that are available to them. This includes both academic and vocational routes and learning in schools, colleges, universities and in the work place.
- Personal Guidance – Every pupil should have opportunities for guidance interviews with career adviser who could be internal or external or a member of the school’s staff provided they are trained to an appropriate level. These should be available whenever significant study or career choices are being made. They should be expected for all pupils but should be timed to meet their individual needs.