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Careers and Post 16 progression

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Summary of Provision

Primary

Personal Development lessons:

  • What jobs do people do?
  • What strengths, skills and interests do we have?
  • What jobs would we like?
  • Year 6 careers day with Unilever

Early identification of possible NEET students –appropriate interventions put in place.

Year 7

Personal Development lessons :

  • How to be enterprising
  • Career types
  • Equality of opportunity
  • Challenging stereotypes
  • Links between values and careers

 

Assemblies – Two assemblies during the academic year to focus on STEM, public sector and creative careers.

Careers week – Lessons focus on how the subject links to a range of careers.

Students referred for career advice and guidance with school’s careers advisor as required.

Year 8

Unifrog – Logging activities and competencies

Personal Development lessons:

  • equality of opportunity in life and work
  • challenge stereotypes and discrimination in relation to work and pay
  • employment, self-employment and voluntary work
  • how to set aspirational goals for future careers and challenge expectations that limit choices

Assemblies – Two assemblies during the academic year to focus on STEM, public sector and creative careers.

Careers week – Lessons focus on how the subject links to a range of careers.

Students referred for career advice and guidance with school’s careers advisor as required.

 

Students identified as being at risk of NEET to have an early careers meeting with the careers advisor (attendance/FTEs).

Year 9

Unifrog – Skills and Personality quiz. Subject searches.

 

Personal Development lessons:

  • transferable skills, abilities and interests
  • demonstrate strengths
  • different types of employment and career pathways
  • manage feelings relating to future employment
  • how to work towards aspirations and set meaningful, realistic goals for the future
  • GCSE and post-16 options
  • skills for decision making
  • young people’s employment rights and responsibilities
  • skills for enterprise and employability

 

Assemblies - Two assemblies during the academic year to focus on STEM, public sector and creative careers.

Careers week – Lessons focus on how the subject links to a range of careers.

Students referred for career advice and guidance with school’s careers advisor as required.

 

Careers interviews to feed into EHCPs as required Careers advisor present at options evening.

Students identified as being at risk of NEET to have an early careers meeting with the career advisor (attendance/FTEs).

 

Highest risk of PP NEET students to have a career meeting.

Year 10

Unifrog – career searches, update competencies and activities.

Personal development lessons:

  • how to evaluate strengths and interests in relation to career development
  • about opportunities in learning and work
  • strategies for overcoming challenges or adversity
  • about responsibilities in the workplace
  • how to manage practical problems and health and safety
  • how to maintain a positive personal presence online

All students to have a career meeting with the career advisor by the end of the academic year.

 

Careers advisor to be available at Parents’ Evening.

Year 11

Unifrog – Re-Launch – focus on exploring courses and recording progress in relation to applications.

Personal Development Lessons

  • how to use feedback constructively when planning for the future
  • how to set and achieve SMART targets
  • effective revision techniques and strategies
  • about options post-16 and career pathways
  • about application processes, including writing CVs, personal statements and interview technique
  • how to maximise employability, including managing online presence and taking opportunities to broaden experience
  • about rights, responsibilities and challenges in relation to working part time whilst studying
  • how to manage work/life balance

 

Assemblies

Two assemblies during the academic year focusing on post 16 options and specific career opportunities (STEM, public sector, creative).

Careers week – Lessons focus on how the subject links to a range of careers.

All students, on and off-site, have a follow up careers meeting.

Additional meetings for students at risk of being NEET are arranged.

SEND/LAC/off-site students are prioritised at the start of the academic year as well as higher frequency of meetings.

All year 11s to meet with a member of SLT to discuss careers plans – referrals made to careers advisor if necessary.

Careers advisor is present on GCSE results day to offer guidance.

 

2021-2022

  • Ambulance Service – ‘Re-start a Heart’ – attended by year 11 students interested in a Health Care career
    - Visit to EYFS , Y1 and Y2
  • University Art Students – pitching for commissioned Art Work in school – GCSE Art students were involved in the process to experience the process of ‘working as an artist’.

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