Careers Programme

A Stable Careers Programme

  • To ensure the careers programme is delivered by individuals with the right skills and experience. The school will, wherever possible, use qualified careers professionals to offer advice and guidance to all or the overwhelming majority of students.
  • To enable students to have an understanding of the full range of opportunities available to them, the skills that are valued within the workplace and to have first-hand experience of a work environment.
  • To develop and publish a careers programme that will raise the aspirations of all students regardless of academic ability and is tailored to meet their individual needs wherever possible.
  • To ensure our Careers Strategy is fully supported by the Senior Leadership team within school and is approved by the board of governors
  • To ensure there is a clear focus on the activities which support enterprise, employability skills, workplace experiences and qualifications which employers’ value.
  • To regularly evaluate our careers strategy to determine the impact of our careers related activity based on the feedback provided to us by students, teachers, employers and where appropriate parents.
  • To maintain high quality careers provision endorsed by the Careers and Enterprise Company and to review the improvement of our programme by using the Compass evaluation and Compass Careers Dashboard tools.

Please expand the groups below to see the overviews of the careers curriculum.

Careers Learning Journey Years 7 to 14
Key Stage 3
 

 Key Stage 3

  

Opportunities

Year 7

Year 8

Year 9

 

Personal Profiling and C.V writing

Formal/Semi-Formal Term 2

Informal/Pre-formal Term 3

Term 3

Term 1

Provider Encounter

Term 2

Term 1

Term 1

Employer Encounter

Term 3

Term 2

Term 2

Regency LBS event

N/A

N/A

Yes –  May 2023

Employers skill Fair

N/A

N/A

Yes – Oct 2022

Work related activity

N/A

N/A

N/A

Work placement

N/A

NA

N/A

Careers Advisor Talk

Term 3

Term 3

Term 2

Visit 1

Term 3

Term 2

Term 3

Visit 2

N/A

N/A

Term 3

Enterprise Encounters / Activities

Easter Enterprise

Arts / crafts sale

Parent/carers invite

(Funds for friends)

 

        Summer Fete

Develop Stalls / Roles or business

(Funds for Friends)

Summer Fete

Develop Stalls &

invite external businesses.

(Funds for Friends)

Guided learning

·         Formal and semi-formal curriculum – The guided hours of learning for Preparation for Adulthood and Careers (PAC) is 1hr per week as an isolated subject.

·         Informal and pre-formal curriculum – Will explore and experience Preparations for Adulthood and Careers (PAC) when appropriate. PAC may link with other areas of the curriculum and does not have to be delivered as an isolated subject.

 

Key Stage 4
 

 Key Stage 4

 

Opportunities

Year 10

 

Personal Profiling and C.V. Writing

Term 2

 

Provider Encounter

Term 1

 

Employer Encounter

Term 2

 

Regency LBS event

Term 3

 

Employers skill Fair

Term 1

 

Work related activity

Yes – Term 2 & 3

 

Work placement

 

 

N/A

 

 

 

Careers Advisor

Term 3

 

Visit 1

Term 1

 

Visit 2

Term 2

 

FE / Higher ED encounter

Term 2

 

 

Enterprise Encounter/ Activities

(Funds for Friends)

 

Christmas fair – Providing stalls

Regency Car wash Term 3.

Roles of business

 

Accreditation opportunities

Formal /semi formal –

 BTEC Work skills Entry 1/2

 

Guided learning

·         Formal and semi-formal curriculum – The guided hours of learning for Preparation for Adulthood and Careers (PAC) is 2hrs per week as an isolated subject.

·         Informal and pre-formal curriculum – Will explore and experience Preparations for Adulthood and Careers (PAC) when appropriate. PAC may link with other areas of the curriculum and does not have to be delivered as an isolated subject.

Key Stage 5
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