Careers

Education Overview

Year 7

Employer assembly

BCA Snack Bar Challenge: Skills used/developed/learned:

  • Team work, Independent work, research, planning, communication, leadership (Employability skills) Evaluation completed.
Year 8

Active Tutorial Work - Research topic: Skills used/developed/ learned:

  • Team work, Independent work, research, planning, communication, leadership (Employability skills)

The Real Game - Aims

  • For students to make the links between working hard in school/gaining qualifications/ having choices in the future. Evaluation completed.

Employer assembly

Year 9

Y9

Active Tutorial Work - Careers Package - Aims:

  • For students to think about KS4 option choices
  • For students to recognise their qualities/skills

Options evening

  • the opportunity for parents/students to discuss KS4 courses and where they could lead, with subject teachers

Visit to Bishop Grosseteste - First Steps 2 study – Aims

  • An introduction to HE
  • Motivation for KS4/5
  • 50 (max) students. Open to all Y9 – Priority given to Pupil Premium students and those whose parents did not attend university. Thereafter first come basis.

Initial introduction to Work Experience – Aims

  • Initial introduction so that students can start to think about their preferred type of placement and which organisation could offer this.
  • To be ready for September so that students can start to apply for their chosen placement

Enterprise Day (Run by Business Dept) – Aims –

  • To build on some of the previously learned skills/information gained from Y8 Real Game Day
  • Motivation for KS4

Notice board in year rooms - to display relevant materials

Year 10

Work Experience

  • Introduction to Work Experience assembly
  • Students encouraged to research/find their own placement in their area of interest
  • Research and apply for placements – meeting set deadlines
  • Students out for 1 week
  • Student reflection/evaluation completed
  • Record books evaluated by tutors and certificate levels awarded (Standard, Merit, Distinction). Certificates issued to all who return record book.
  • 2 students per tutor group nominated for the work experience award, vouchers awarded in recognition, further certificates presented (in final assembly) for winner and 2 runners up

Careers Preparation Day

  • Introduction to Careers Preparation Day assembly
  • To prepare for the world of work/work experience
  • To develop team building/transferrable, employability skills
  • Interview tips, career info from guest employers (students choose 2 employers from those attending)
  • H&S in the workplace.
  • Careers Preparation Day takes place, followed by student evaluation.

LTGA Construction Week event for 1 Day
Offered to Construction students only

Health & Care Event
Offered to Health & Social Care students and those with an interest in health related careers only

Early intervention Careers Guidance interviews
Offered to the most vulnerable students including Pupil Premium and Additional Needs. Referred by Head of School to Julie Thompson–(time restraints permitting)

Active Tutorial Work – Careers work – Various modules to coincide with above planned activities/life skills

Notice board in year rooms - to display relevant materials

Year 11

Post 16 Education Information

  • Tutors deliver Power Point presentation/discussion re Post 16 options.
  • All students issued with a questionnaire to provide information about their Post 16 Education ideas, timeline, guide for writing a cover letter, guide for CV writing.
  • Completed questionnaires reviewed and information collated
  • 1:1 Careers guidance interviews offered (Provided by Complete Careers)to those students we feel would most benefit, priority given to all Pupil Premium/Statemented/Additional Needs and those students who have identified as needing help with their ideas. Monitored and updated regularly.
  • Students and tutors advised of date/time of Careers guidance interviews by email (school and/or personal) giving notice of 1 week.
  • Students that are confident with their post 16 education ideas will have a Careers guidance meeting with a staff member to ensure that they are putting plans in place.
  • A referral system is also in place for 1:1 interview - tutors to Head of School – Julie Thompson

External Education Providers

  • are given access to those students wanting specific Post 16 course/s /apprenticeship information

6th Form Options Evening:

  • the opportunity for parents/students to discuss courses/options with subject teachers

Health & Care event (half day)

  • Offered to Health & Social Care students and those interested in health related careers

Follow-up Careers Questionnaires

  • Issued to all students asking for details of Education Provider/Courses applied for, interview dates and any offers received. Information reviewed by JT, this allows identification of any further intervention required. Appropriate action taken where necessary. Intended destination data completed from information received in this document.

Active Tutorial Work

  • Careers work - Various modules – Post 16 options/life skills

Notice board in year room -to display relevant materials

Year 12/13

Careers Guidance Interviews

  • All students issued with a questionnaire requesting information about their Post Y13 ideas/plans
  • Questionnaires reviewed and info collated
  • 1:1 Careers guidance interviews (Provided by Complete Careers) offered to those students we feel would most benefit, priority given to all Pupil Premium/Statemented/Additional Needs and those students who have identified as needing help with their ideas. Monitored and updated regularly.
  • Students and tutors advised of date/time of Careers guidance interviews by email (school and/or personal) giving notice of 1 week.
  • Students that are confident with their post 16 education ideas will have a careers guidance meeting with a staff member to ensure that they are putting plans in place.
  • A referral system is also in place for 1:1 interview - tutors to Head of School – Julie Thompson

Introduction to Work Experience (assembly)

  • Students encouraged to find their own placement/ area of interest
  • Research and apply for placements Should be linked to future career plans/university aspirations wherever possible
  • Students out for 1 week
  • Student reflection/evaluation completed

Health & Care event

  • Offered to Health & Social Care students and those interested in a health related career

Apprenticeship Fair

  • Open to students hoping to gain an apprenticeship after Y12/13

Active Tutorial Work

  • CV Writing and Applications
  • Personal Finance
  • Researching/Applying for Post Y13 options University/Careers
  • Charity/ Voluntary work

Potential for extended work experience placements

6th Form Block Display & Notice boards - to display relevant materials

 

Contact Details

Mrs J Thompson (Careers Coordinator)
thompjul@branstonca.lincs.sch.uk
01522 880400

Mr D Inman (SLT Careers)
inmandav@branstonca.lincs.sch.uk
01522 880400

NB; All information gathered from students and providers is internally assessed and any changes to provision is discussed and implemented if deemed necessary.

NB; In the future we intend to have an online parent comments form for feedback on events that take place across all key stages

Academy Review Proposed review dates
September 2019
September 2020
December 2020
July 2021

All inline with Gatsby Benchmarks

Access

All information regarding provider access is outlined in our provider access policy and safeguarding policy.

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