Careers (CEIAG)

Careers Leader – Mr W Vaughan

The careers programme is currently under review and will be updated shortly.

Provider Access Policy

Introduction

This policy statement sets out the school’s arrangements for managing the access of providers to pupils at the school for the purpose of giving them information about the provider’s education or training offer. This complies with the school’s legal obligations under Section 42B of the Education Act 1997.

Pupil entitlement

All pupils in years 7-13 are entitled:

  • to find out about technical education qualifications and apprenticeships opportunities, as part of a careers programme which provides information on the full range of education and training options available at each transition point;
  • to hear from a range of local providers about the opportunities they offer, including technical education and apprenticeships – through options events, assemblies and group discussions and taster events;
  • to understand how to make applications for the full range of academic and technical courses.


Opportunities for access

A number of events, integrated into the school careers programme, will offer providers an opportunity to come into school to speak to pupils and/or their parents. Please speak to Mr Vaughan to identify the most suitable opportunity for you. The school policy on safeguarding sets out the school’s approach to allowing providers into school as visitors to talk to our students.

Planned Careers Programme for 2018-2019

(subject to change)

Year 7

  • Start profile – pupils have the opportunity to set up a profile to keep a record of interactions with industry and view Labour Market Information, which includes starting salaries, routes into work including apprenticeships.

Year 8

  • Start profile – pupils have the opportunity to set up a profile to keep a record of interactions with industry and view Labour Market Information, which includes starting salaries, routes into work including apprenticeships.
  • Have the option to take part in the Step into the NHS careers competition but in their own time so this is voluntary although they will attend the assembly that introduces the task.

Year 9

  • Unifrog – pupils will carry out a range of activities throughout the year to help prepare them to make informed choices for their GCSE options and consider next steps beyond GCSEs.
  • Step into the NHS competition.
  • Form time work around reflecting on their skills and interests in order to help them choose GCSE options.

Year 10

  • Unifrog – pupils have an introductory lesson in their PSCHEE lessons and start to create a CV.  Throughout the year they will have further sessions during morning tutor time to start building up a profile and their careers interactions.
  • Unifrog allow pupils to view labour market information and watch videos presented by real employees and employers, based on the careers which interest them.

Year 11

  • Unifrog – pupils have an introductory lesson in their PSCHEE lessons and start to create a CV.  Throughout the year they will have further sessions during morning tutor time to start building up a profile and their careers interactions.
  • Unifrog allow pupils to view labour market information and watch videos presented by real employees and employers, based on the careers which interest them.
  • Careers morning with employee/employer Q&A session.

Year 12

  • Unifrog – Students will use the platform to research apprenticeships, courses and universities as well view up to date labour market information. They keep a record of their interactions with industry through this platform.
  • Chemistry career symposium  at University of Birmingham.

Year 13

  •  Unifrog – Students use the platform to research careers, apprenticeships, including current opportunities, and universities.  They will prepare their personal statements for university applications which are shared with universities through Unifrog, streamlining the process.
  • Mock university interviews.

Please speak to our Careers Leader to identify the most suitable opportunity for you.

Premises and facilities

The school will make the main hall, classrooms or private meeting rooms available for discussions between the provider and students, as appropriate to the activity. The school will also make available AV and other specialist equipment to support provider presentations. This will all be discussed and agreed in advance of the visit with the Careers Leader or a member of their team.

Approval and review

Approved [pending] by Governors at Curriculum and Standards Committee
Next review: [tbc]
Signed:

[pending] Chair of Governors
[pending] Head teacher