We want to improve the personal, social, educational and economic outcomes for our young people. By using the Gatsby Career Benchmarks as a baseline we hope to:
- nurture aspirations and expand horizons for our pupils
- build on self-esteem and skills
- get young people employment-confident and employment-ready
Staff are trained to deliver the careers programme at every level to embed knowledge into our school using a set of specific career resources. We do this through:
- Classroom-based Career Coaching Sessions.
- Working Experience.
- Enterprise activities from early years.
- Links with an impartial career advisor.
- Visits to careers event (at least 2 per year)
- Regular meetings with families.
- Visits to real working environments.
- Visit to our school from our business link partners to share their experiences.
- Assemblies regarding Jobs People Do.
- one to one sessions to discuss individual career pathways.
- Links with Foundation Futures.
- Person-centred planning offered to every student who is moving on.
All this helps young people in our school to increase the possibility and probability of getting volunteer/paid employment after they leave education.
For more information about our careers programme contact Mark Watson, HLTA Careers.
Careers in Year 7
• Year 7 pupils will take part in at least one Careers lesson per week. A structured half termly scheme of work produced by the schools Careers lead includes all weekly lesson content.
• Pupils will be given a Preparation for Adulthood folder which will follow them throughout the school tracking personal achievements and their individual pathway.
• Year 7 CEIAG focus will consist of a programme that provides comprehensive information and guidance, raises aspirations, actively promotes equality of opportunity and challenges stereotypes and helps young people to progress.
• The first discussions around unrealistic expectations will take place.
• Enterprise activities.
• Visits to working environments
• Attend assemblies where jobs are relevant.
• Employers/school partner talks to year 7.
• Discussing pupil’s ideas in regards to their futures in reviews.