How we help our pupils plan for their future careers
- All pupils in Year 8 through to Year 11 can request a one-to-one meeting with our qualified careers adviser, Mrs Hicks.
- Careers education is provided in PSHE lessons at Key Stage 3 and in Respect lessons at Key Stage 4.
- During Year 9 Options Day, pupils research career opportunities across a range of labour markets as well as challenging stereotyping in careers. This is followed by Year 9 Options Evening which is attended by post-16 education providers.
- School assemblies that focus on careers education issues and speakers are also invited from higher education providers.
- Annual Careers Convention with representation from over 60 local and national companies as well as apprenticeship and education providers. All pupils and parents from Year 8 to Year 11 are invited to this event.
- Work Experience placements and CV writing workshops for Year 10 pupils and extended opportunities in Year 11 where appropriate.
- Year 11 mock interview day – pupils are interviewed by professionals from local businesses.
- Regular talks from industry professionals – whole year group or subject specific invitations.
- Annual ‘Taster Day’ at a higher education provider to explore post-16 education opportunities.
- Post-16 Information Evening for Year 11 pupils and parents to help plan future steps.
Specialised help or support
- At the beginning of Year 10 and Year 11, pupils complete their ‘Planning your Future’ feedback forms which we use to identify individual need and plan interventions.
- Follow up one-to-one meetings with career advisor Mrs Hicks.
- Selected speakers from industry invited in to talk to pupils interested in specific careers such as medicine.
- Attendance at the National Apprenticeship Show for pupils expressing an interest.
Further help and advice
Useful resources include Careers Companion and ECLIPS careers education programs.
Help us help you
Our careers programme is regularly reviewed and we welcome feedback from pupils and parents to help improve the service. Look out for our annual careers survey in term six.
In between times, if you have comments or suggestions, please email our Careers Lead, Trevor Lee, on firstname.lastname@example.org