Learning without limits aims to raise aspirations and challenge each pupil to be the best that they can. To achieve this we have a strong and detailed careers plan throughout the school.
All subjects link to careers through curriculum content, employer talks, competitions.
It is every pupil’s right to have access to impartial quality careers advice and guidance. We employ a Fully Qualified external Careers Adviser through the Matrix Accredited Careers Company All Together http://thealltogether.co.uk .
Careers Education Guidance Policy
We follow the Gatsby Charitable Foundation Benchmarks, which are:
1. A stable careers programme
2. Learning from career and labour market information
3. Addressing the needs of each pupil
4. Linking curriculum learning to careers
5. Encounters with employers and employees
6. Experiences of workplaces
7. Encounters with further and higher education
8. Personal guidance
ALL ABOUT ME
Years 7 and 8 are important years for understanding personal strengths, qualities, skills, and identifying area that individuals want to improve. Delivered through a combination of PHSE lessons, external speakers and tutor input, pupils learn about themselves, what they enjoy and what they are good at. This prepares them for making their options in year 8.
EXPLORING AND GROWING
Years 9 & 10 look at different careers and industries in more detail through guest speakers, careers fairs, FE & HE talks, PHSE lessons and tutor time. We explore the different pathways open to pupils today and look at local opportunities through employers, apprenticeship providers and alternative post 16 education.
By the end of year 11, every student will have seen an external and impartial careers adviser to talk through their options, goals and future pathways. It is our aim to ensure that every student has a positive destination that matches his or her own personal requirements.
We invite FE Colleges & apprenticeship providers to careers events so that pupils are aware of the range of opportunities available to them.
There is a full programme of events to help students decide what their next steps should be after school. These include -
• Year 12 work experience
• Employer talks
• Careers Fairs (internal and external)
• University visits (internal and external)
• UCAS support / Finance talks
• GAP year opportunities
• 1:1 impartial career guidance
• Business networking events
• Enhanced curriculum opportunities
Mrs Enever-Jones – Assistant Principal and Careers Leader
Miss Nunley – Head of 6th Form
Mrs Trusler – Head of PSHE
Mrs Fitzgerald – Proactive Education work related events
Mr Rogers – Enterprise Adviser (Wilson Browne Solicitors)
Mr Smith – Link Governor
https://www.startprofile.com/ - STUDENT CODE 98853
Here pupils can register and work through different parts of the website to look at matching their skills and qualities to different careers. There is lots of information about different pathways.
Similar sites that offer support to students and parents -
School Leavers Guide to Career Options 2018
There is also a comprehensive library of careers resources, including recent college brochures in C4