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From September 2020, students from Yr7 to 11 will complete a careers learning journey with the use of UNIFROG, PSHE sessions and our Careers Connect Adviser. The programme is in line with achieving all GATSBY benchmarks (with the exception this year benchmark 6 – work placements due to COVID restrictions).

Job of the Month – Each form group will discuss different jobs role from across all subject areas.

Year 11 – Careers Connect advisor interviews being held every Monday.

SEND and DIS Careers study group – small group focus for identified students every Thursday in the library. Research and support with alternative carers paths. Trips to industry (pending COVID restrictions).

Student voice is concluded via an online survey:
After form time careers sessions
After Yr9 Careers day
After Yr10 MOCK interview day

Careers Audit completed July 2020 to assess how careers is signposted across all faculty subjects. Careers raised during Head of Faculty meetings. Audit to be completes July 2021.

Year 7

  • Assemblies from Career Connect and other external providers.
  • Advice from teachers – subject and Key Stage career notice boards.
  • Careers Corner (in the library) – Prospectuses and Future Careers

UNIFROG careers guided sessions will run during form time which include:

  • Introduction to UNIFROG
  • What are skills?
  • What is your dream job?
  • A to Z of Universities

Skills Builder Partnership session will also begin in Year 7 starting with a series of mini sessions with the form tutor. These include:

  • Teamwork
  • Staying Positive
  • Assemblies from Career Connect and other external providers.
  • Careers Connect –Drop-ins (lunchtime every Wednesday).
  • Unifrog, Careers Connect Portal and other on-line websites.
  • Advice from teachers – subject and Key Stage career notice boards.
  • Careers Corner (in the library) – Prospectuses and Future Careers.

Year 8

UNIFROG careers guided sessions will run during form time which include:

  • Identifying Interests
  • University V Apprenticeships
  • Skills for careers
  • Advice from teachers – subject and Key Stage career notice boards.
  • Assemblies from Career Connect and other external providers.
  • Careers Corner (in the library) – Prospectuses and Future Careers.

Year 9

Year 9 students will be involved with a range of Careers Education, Information, and Guidance (CEIAG) over the duration of your school year. To support GCSE option choices, Yr9 Careers Day (February) will give students the opportunity to meet over 50 employers, professionals and post16 providers.

Y9 Careers Day will involve a Careers Fair where you will engage various post16 providers and industries such as the Army, Barclays Bank, Myerscough College and many universities. Within the careers day will be a job interview carousal with employees from a wider selection of job roles such as Veterinary nurse, The Police and Scientists. During PSHE students will focus on the job market and how their GCSE subjects match these job roles. They will also understand different career pathways such as apprenticeships and new technical qualifications. Assemblies from Aspirational Speakers, Career Connect and other external providers.

UNIFROG careers guided sessions will run during form time which include:

  • Leadership Skills
  • Your skills, your team
  • CV writing
  • Assemblies from Career Connect and other external providers.
  • Careers Connect –Drop-ins (lunchtime every Wednesday) and individual or group appointments.
  • Advice from teachers – subject and Key Stage career notice boards.
  • Careers Corner (in the library) – Prospectuses and Future Careers.
  • Careers Fair (February) – invited to Year9 marketplace event where you can collect information from a wide range of employers, colleges, universities and apprenticeship providers.

Year 10

Year 10 students will be involved with a range of Careers Education, Information, and Guidance (CEIAG) over the duration of your school year.

Y10 will complete planning for the future sessions during PSHE scheme of learning. This includes goal setting but also personal marketing and branding. During July, Year 10 students will focus on how to represent themselves professionally and key interview techniques. Year 10 will prepare for a MOCK interview day where they will come face to face with professionally visitors. Students will also understand relevant Labour Market Information delivered within an assembly by local industries. You will also have full access to all our CEIAG Resources:

UNIFROG careers guided sessions will run during form time which include:

  • Teamwork and Communication
  • Independency
  • Behaviour at work
  • Assemblies from Aspirational Speakers, Career Connect and other external providers.
  • Careers Connect Interview (every Monday) and individual or group appointments.
  • Unifrog, Careers Connect Portal and other on-line websites.
  • Advice from teachers – subject and Key Stage career notice boards.
  • Careers Corner (in the library) – Prospectuses and Future Careers..

Year 11

During Year 11 students will receive one to one careers advise from our Careers Connect Advisor Paul Williams. During September, students will also have guided session with form tutors who will demonstrate effective use of UNIFROG giving students autonomy over their own careers planning journey.

You will also have full access to all our CEIAG Resources:

UNIFROG careers guided sessions will run during form time which include:

  • How to use UNIFROG
  • Post16 options
  • BTEC and A Levels
  • Apprenticeships
  • University choices and application processes
  • Higher and Degree level apprenticeships and application processes
  • Gap year and student travel
  • Student finance and budgeting
  • Careers Connect – Individual or group appointments available on a Monday.
  • Unifrog and other on-line websites.
  • Advice from teachers – subject and career notice boards.
  • Careers Resources (in the study area) – Prospectuses and careers publications.
  • Aspirations Evening – a marketplace event where you can collect information from a wide range of employers, colleges, universities and apprenticeship providers.

Year 11 will also be invited to the yearly Yr9 Careers Fair with the opportunity to meet over 50 visitors from post16 providers, Universities and people from industry.

Year 12/13

As a Sixth Form student, your Post 18 and career choices become even more important as your start Year 12. As such, you will receive a wide range of useful information during form time, assemblies and tutorials. Topics covered by internal and guest speakers include:

You will also take part in week work experience placement in February, in order to develop your understanding of the world of work and support your future choices.

‘Employability Days’ are also a key part of CEIAG throughout Year 12. Here, you will experience small group sessions with lots of different employers and employees in your field(s) of interest. You will also get the chance to visit a university, hear from apprenticeship providers and receive excellent support and guidance on your next steps.

Students will also be allocated a one-to-one Progression Advisor to support them through their Post 18 decisions or apprenticeship or UCAS applications and interviews.

The ‘Scholars Programme’ is also in place to support our highest achievers with their Post 18 decisions around Russell Group and Oxbridge university choices. This programme includes monthly meetings which focus on researching choices, career pathways, scholarships, summer schools and also include talks from Russell group universities themselves. Students also visit a Russell Group university and have the opportunity to take part in the Oxbridge national conference. Links have also been made with representatives from both University of Cambridge and the University of Oxford to provide external workshops at key points of the year around applications and interviews.

You will also have full access to all our CEIAG Resources:

  • Careers Connect – Individual or group appointments available on a Monday.
  • Unifrog and other on-line websites.
  • Advice from teachers – subject and career notice boards.
  • Careers Resources (in the study area) – Prospectuses and careers publications.
  • Aspirations Evening – a marketplace event where you can collect information from a wide range of employers, colleges, universities and apprenticeship providers.

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