Careers Programme wef November 2021 and Other Relevant Information

 

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Year 11

Mission Statement

To lay down the foundations of careers work and inform young people of the variety of options available to them

To inform the options process, to start to discover about the world of work and to consider futures beyond Bishop Rawstorne

To consider what not normally be considered, to take an interest in the world around you and to understand how your region could influence your choices

Where are we going next?, what pathway do you wish to consider? what skills are needed for this pathway? How can we help you to attain them?

To ensure that every student has a firm idea of their next step, be it college or work related and inform about where you could be in 10 years time and the options available

Gatsby Benchmark 1

A STABLE CAREERS PROGRAMME

Every school and college should have an embedded programme of career education and guidance that is known and understood by pupils, parents, teachers and employers.

 

Assistant headteacher with a diploma in careers guidance and education. The SLT are committed to building a strong careers structure for students in the school, and a committed Careers Leader helps in this matter. One point of contact and one person to co-ordinate all of the careers information. One point of contact for any post 16 options, advice and anything else related to careers.

A careers programme is on the website, available to students, parents, teachers and employers. To be reviewed in November 2021.

An audit of the careers has been set for 15th November at 10am to look at it all with the advice and support from an outside agency, Compass Plus.

 

Assistant headteacher with a diploma in careers guidance and education. The SLT are committed to building a strong careers structure for students in the school, and a committed Careers Leader helps in this matter. One point of contact and one person to co-ordinate all of the careers information. One point of contact for any post 16 options, advice and anything else related to careers.

A careers programme is on the website, available to students, parents, teachers and employers. To be reviewed in November 2021.

An audit of the careers has been set for 15th November at 10am to look at it all with the advice and support from an outside agency, Compass Plus.

 

Assistant headteacher with a diploma in careers guidance and education. The SLT are committed to building a strong careers structure for students in the school, and a committed Careers Leader helps in this matter. One point of contact and one person to co-ordinate all of the careers information. One point of contact for any post 16 options, advice and anything else related to careers.

A careers programme is on the website, available to students, parents, teachers and employers. To be reviewed in November 2021.

An audit of the careers has been set for 15th November at 10am to look at it all with the advice and support from an outside agency, Compass Plus.

 

Assistant headteacher with a diploma in careers guidance and education. The SLT are committed to building a strong careers structure for students in the school, and a committed Careers Leader helps in this matter. One point of contact and one person to co-ordinate all of the careers information. One point of contact for any post 16 options, advice and anything else related to careers.

A careers programme is on the website, available to students, parents, teachers and employers. To be reviewed in November 2021.

An audit of the careers has been set for 15th November at 10am to look at it all with the advice and support from an outside agency, Compass Plus.

Work experience in PSHE

Preparation for an evaluation of any work experience and readiness for work

  • 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

how to evaluate and build on the learning from work experience.

The programme is to be reviewed in November 2021 (15th November) with the next meeting with Sarah Yarrow form Compass Plus.

 

 

Assistant headteacher with a diploma in careers guidance and education. The SLT are committed to building a strong careers structure for students in the school, and a committed Careers Leader helps in this matter. One point of contact and one person to co-ordinate all of the careers information. One point of contact for any post 16 options, advice and anything else related to careers.

A careers programme is on the website, available to students, parents, teachers and employers. To be reviewed in November 2021.

An audit of the careers has been set for 15th November at 10am to look at it all with the advice and support from an outside agency, Compass Plus.

 

Gatsby Benchmark 2

LEARNING FROM CAREER AND LABOUR MARKET INFORMATION

Every pupil, and their parents, should have access to good-quality information about future study options and labour market opportunities. They will need the support of an informed adviser to make best use of available information.

 

 

A careers presentations for 10, 9, 8 and Year 7. In the presentation, I talk about the differences between vocational and A level courses as well as apprenticeships and T level courses. This is an introduction to the variety of opportunities available after school as well as information about the work place market. A number of websites were shared with the cohorts which the students could investigate and find out how others may see you, exploration of the subjects and jobs that could suit them

A biannual careers fair took place during the Spring term, the last time this ran was 2019. This is to be reintroduced in Spring 2022.

 

Every student in the school will receive a careers interview with a qualified careers advisor from an outside agency. This is paid for by the school and the students will have a 30 minute meeting with him. Feedback from them to Andrew is given, an action plan/report is written and this is shared with the student and with parents. Interviews are, in the main for Year 11 in the Autumn term, Year 8 in the Spring term and open to all in the Summer term. Records are kept as to who has had the interviews and I will look at these in future years to ensure they all have had such an interview.

Student feedback about the interview is gathered by the advisor.

A careers presentations for 10, 9, 8 and Year 7. In the presentation, I talk about the differences between vocational and A level courses as well as apprenticeships and T level courses. This is an introduction to the variety of opportunities available after school as well as information about the work place market. A number of websites were shared with the cohorts which the students could investigate and find out how others may see you, exploration of the subjects and jobs that could suit them

A biannual careers fair took place during the Spring term, the last time this ran was 2019. This is to be reintroduced in Spring 2022.

 

 

A careers presentations for 10, 9, 8 and Year 7. In the presentation, I talk about the differences between vocational and A level courses as well as apprenticeships and T level courses. This is an introduction to the variety of opportunities available after school as well as information about the work place market. A number of websites were shared with the cohorts which the students could investigate and find out how others may see you, exploration of the subjects and jobs that could suit them

A biannual careers fair took place during the Spring term, the last time this ran was 2019. This is to be reintroduced in Spring 2022.

 

A careers presentations for 10, 9, 8 and Year 7. In the presentation, I talk about the differences between vocational and A level courses as well as apprenticeships and T level courses. This is an introduction to the variety of opportunities available after school as well as information about the work place market. A number of websites were shared with the cohorts which the students could investigate and find out how others may see you, exploration of the subjects and jobs that could suit them

A biannual careers fair took place during the Spring term, the last time this ran was 2019. This is to be reintroduced in Spring 2022.

Mock interviews for imaginary jobs will start again in the Summer term. This will be for Year 10 where employers ftro0m local firms will interview the students and in their feedback, will give valuable advice on how to conduct themselves in an interview in the labour market.

 

 

Every student in the school will receive a careers interview with a qualified careers advisor from an outside agency. This is paid for by the school and the students will have a 30 minute meeting with him. Feedback from them to Andrew is given, an action plan/report is written and this is shared with the student and with parents. Interviews are, in the main for Year 11 in the Autumn term, Year 8 in the Spring term and open to all in the Summer term. Records are kept as to who has had the interviews and I will look at these in future years to ensure they all have had such an interview.

Student feedback about the interview is gathered by the advisor.

A biannual careers fair took place during the Spring term, the last time this ran was 2019. This is to be reintroduced in Spring 2022.

 

 

 

 

Gatsby Benchmark 3

ADDRESSING THE NEEDS OF EACH PUPIL

Pupils have different career guidance needs at different stages. Opportunities for advice and support need to be tailored to the needs of each pupil. A school’s careers programme should embed equality and diversity considerations throughout.

 

Developing skills and aspirations in PSHE

Careers, teamwork and enterprise skills, and raising aspirations.

  • how to be enterprising, including skills of problem-solving, communication, teamwork, leadership, risk-management, and creativity
  • about a broad range of careers and the abilities and qualities required for different careers
  • about equality of opportunity
  • how to challenge stereotypes, broaden their horizons and how to identify future career aspirations about the link between values and career choices.

Financial decision making in PSHE

Saving, borrowing, budgeting and making financial choices

  • How to make safe financial choices
  • About ethical and unethical business practices and consumerism
  • About saving, spending and budgeting
  • How to manage risk-taking behaviour

The schools’ careers programme is on the website and to be reviewed November 2021

As well as the careers advisor formal interviews mentioned above, Andrew makes himself available at breaks and lunches for ‘drop in’ sessions to give any advice as and when needed.

 

 

 

 

Community and careers in PSHE

Equality of opportunity in careers and life choices and different types and patterns of work

 

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

The schools’ careers programme is on the website and to be reviewed November 2021

As well as the careers advisor formal interviews mentioned above, Andrew makes himself available at breaks and lunches for ‘drop in’ sessions to give any advice as and when needed.

Careers action plans./feedback forms are shared with the student and parents/carers. These are also saved as a word document as they are not hand written but word processed.

 

 

 

 

Setting goals in PSHE

Learning strengths, careers options, and goal setting

 

  • about transferable skills, abilities and interests
  • how to demonstrate strengths
  • about different types of employment and career pathways
  • how to manage feelings relating to future employment
  • how to work towards aspirations and set meaningful, realistic goals for the future
  • about GCSE and post-16 options and skills for decision making.

The schools’ careers programme is on the website and to be reviewed November 2021

As well as the careers advisor formal interviews mentioned above, Andrew makes himself available at breaks and lunches for ‘drop in’ sessions to give any advice as and when needed.

 

 

 

The schools’ careers programme is on the website and to be reviewed November 2021

The mock interviews above will address individual needs and they will complete CV’s before these interviews. These will make the students think about themselves and help raise their aspirations.

 

As well as the careers advisor formal interviews mentioned above, Andrew makes himself available at breaks and lunches for ‘drop in’ sessions to give any advice as and when needed.

 

 

 

 

Next steps in PSHE

Application process and skills for further education, employment and career progression

 

  • 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

The schools’ careers programme is on the website and to be reviewed November 2021

As well as the careers advisor formal interviews mentioned above, Andrew makes himself available at breaks and lunches for ‘drop in’ sessions to give any advice as and when needed.

Careers action plans./feedback forms are shared with the student and parents/carers. These are also saved as a word document as they are not hand written but word processed.

 

Destinations data is gathered and published on the website for all to see.

In the recent ‘hub’ meting it was discussed the difficulty of obtaining data for students when they left college, the third year after they left school. This is because of GDPR and the colleges not allowing the release of this information. We are addressing this by thinking of having some sort of permission document signed by the students to release this information to us and this will be discussed at the next Hub meeting.

University talks to Year 11.

Alumni is advertised on the website to assist with where our students are now.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Gatsby Benchmark 4

LINKING CURRICULUM LEARNING TO CAREERS

All teachers should link curriculum learning with careers. For example, STEM subject teachers should highlight the relevance of STEM subjects for a wide range of future career paths.

 

All curriculum areas on the website have an area where they have detailed ‘Careers and Progression’, thereby detailing what the subject can offer post 16.

The careers fair.

Mock interviews.

Careers advice.

STEM club in school is open to all students.

Get actively involved across all year groups in the National Apprenticeships week and the National Careers week.

 

All curriculum areas on the website have an area where they have detailed ‘Careers and Progression’, thereby detailing what the subject can offer post 16.

The careers fair.

Mock interviews.

Careers advice.

STEM club in school is open to all students.

Get actively involved across all year groups in the National Apprenticeships week and the National Careers week.

Curriculum leaders give options choices talks to the year group before they make such choices.

 

All curriculum areas on the website have an area where they have detailed ‘Careers and Progression’, thereby detailing what the subject can offer post 16.

The careers fair.

Mock interviews.

Careers advice.

STEM club in school is open to all students.

Get actively involved across all year groups in the National Apprenticeships week and the National Careers week.

 

All curriculum areas on the website have an area where they have detailed ‘Careers and Progression’, thereby detailing what the subject can offer post 16.

The careers fair.

Mock interviews.

Careers advice.

STEM club in school is open to all students.

Get actively involved across all year groups in the National Apprenticeships week and the National Careers week.

 

All curriculum areas on the website have an area where they have detailed ‘Careers and Progression’, thereby detailing what the subject can offer post 16.

The careers fair.

Mock interviews.

Careers advice.

STEM club in school is open to all students.

Get actively involved across all year groups in the National Apprenticeships week and the National Careers week.

 

Gatsby Benchmark 5

ENCOUNTERS WITH EMPLOYERS AND EMPLOYEES

Every pupil should have multiple opportunities to learn from employers about work, employment and the skills that are valued in the workplace. This can be through a range of enrichment activities including visiting speakers, mentoring and enterprise schemes.

 

Careers Fair.

Drop ins with the careers advisor.

Get actively involved across all year groups in the National Apprenticeships week and the National Careers week.

 

Careers Fair.

Drop ins with the careers advisor.

Our Enterprise Advisor (Neil Horner) has participated in speaking to Years 8, 10 and 11 online and has spoken to Year 10 face to face.

Get actively involved across all year groups in the National Apprenticeships week and the National Careers week.

 

Careers Fair.

Drop ins with the careers advisor.

Get actively involved across all year groups in the National Apprenticeships week and the National Careers week.

 

Careers Fair.

Drop ins with the careers advisor.

Our Enterprise Advisor (Neil Horner) has participated in speaking to Years 8, 10 and 11 online and has spoken to Year 10 face to face.

Get actively involved across all year groups in the National Apprenticeships week and the National Careers week.

 

 

Mock interviews.

Writing CV’s

 

Careers Fair.

Drop ins with the careers advisor.

Our Enterprise Advisor (Neil Horner) has participated in speaking to Years 8, 10 and 11 online and has spoken to Year 10 face to face.

Get actively involved across all year groups in the National Apprenticeships week and the National Careers week.

 

Gatsby Benchmark 6 EXPERIENCES OF WORKPLACES

Every pupil should have first-hand experiences* of the workplace through work visits, work shadowing and/or work experience to help their exploration of career opportunities, and expand their networks.

 

Careers fair

Get actively involved across all year groups in the National Apprenticeships week and the National Careers week.

 

Careers fair

Get actively involved across all year groups in the National Apprenticeships week and the National Careers week.

 

Careers fair

Get actively involved across all year groups in the National Apprenticeships week and the National Careers week.

 

 

Employability skills in PSHE

Employability and online presence

 

  • about young people’s employment rights and responsibilities
  • skills for enterprise and employability
  • how to give and act upon constructive feedback
  • how to manage their ‘personal brand’ online
  • habits and strategies to support progress
  • how to identify and access support for concerns relating to life

 

Careers fair

Get actively involved across all year groups in the National Apprenticeships week and the National Careers week.

 

Careers fair

Get actively involved across all year groups in the National Apprenticeships week and the National Careers week.

 

Gatsby Benchmark 7

ENCOUNTERS WITH FURTHER AND HIGHER EDUCATION

All pupils should understand the full range of learning opportunities that are available to them. This includes both academic and vocational routes and learning in schools, colleges, universities and in the workplace.

 

Open day and other college events are advertised and promoted in school for students to attend. Also discussed in the careers presentation.

Careers fair.

College prospectuses are made available for all detailing what they offer and the different types of courses available for the students

 

 

 

Open day and other college events are advertised and promoted in school for students to attend. Also discussed in the careers presentation.

Careers fair.

College prospectuses are made available for all detailing what they offer and the different types of courses available for the students

 

Looking at a university trip for Year 8, either Edge Hill or UCLAN.

 

 

Open day and other college events are advertised and promoted in school for students to attend. Also discussed in the careers presentation.

Careers fair.

College prospectuses are made available for all detailing what they offer and the different types of courses available for the students

 

 

 

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Open day and other college events are advertised and promoted in school for students to attend. Also discussed in the careers presentation.

Careers fair.

College prospectuses are made available for all detailing what they offer and the different types of courses available for the students

 

In Year 10, college visits take place whereby all students have the opportunity to spend all day in college.

Mock interviews.

 

Open day and other college events are advertised and promoted in school for students to attend. Also discussed in the careers presentation.

Careers fair.

College prospectuses are made available for all detailing what they offer and the different types of courses available for the students

 

 

Different colleges come into school at the beginning of Year 11 to discuss what they can offer, Cardinal Newman, KGV/Southport, Myerscough, Runshaw, Preston, Hutton Grammar come into school and discuss what they offer, how to apply and any general questions.

 

Gatsby Benchmark 8

PERSONAL GUIDANCE

Every pupil should have opportunities for guidance interviews with a careers adviser, who could be internal (a member of school staff) or external, provided they are trained to an appropriate level. These should be available whenever significant study or career choices are being made. They should be expected for all pupils but should be timed to meet their individual needs.

 

 

Every student in the school will receive a careers interview with a qualified careers advisor from an outside agency. This is paid for by the school and the students will have a 30 minute meeting with him. Feedback from them to Andrew is given, an action plan/report is written and this is shared with the student and with parents. Interviews are, in the main for Year 11 in the Autumn term, Year 8 in the Spring term and open to all in the Summer term. Records are kept as to who has had the interviews and I will look at these in future years to ensure they all have had such an interview.

Some may opt for two.