Our careers programme provides access to a range of opportunities that inspire young people.
Students will be offered the following:
- Research Careers to explore dreams, hopes and aspirations in the Personal Development (PD) Programme Careers unit of work, linking skills and knowledge to future choices and decisions.
- Evaluate own skills and attributes and relate these to skills required for a range of jobs
- Addressing stereotypical career choices
- Opportunities to listen to motivational speakers such as Sports Ambassadors; STEM Ambassadors
- Access to the Careers section of the website provided in PD
- Core values of team working, co-operation, resilience, responsibility, reflection, care, creativity, respect are embedded across the curriculum and wider school life
- Employer interactions help our students to become more confident in speaking
- Progressive participation in sessions run by local colleges and universities
- Offer of a rich extracurricular and enrichment programme to develop students confidence and self esteem as well as contributing to soft skills development
- Explore STEM subjects and careers through British Science Day, a whole school event with a progressive set of activities allowing students to speak directly to STEM Ambassadors and immerse themselves in hands-on activities.
- High quality mentoring as part of the pastoral structure as we recognise it develops the character and confidence needed to build a successful career later in life
The programme is delivered in partnership with a number of local organisations. The number and strength of these partnerships has gone from strength to strength.
Current partnerships include:
- Formal arrangements with external providers of careers guidance and others
- Liaison with post 16 providers, further/higher education institutions
- Employers and training/apprenticeship providers
- Parents and carers
We review the success of our programme systematically as individual activities and events as well as the overall provision through a range of tools including staff voice, student voice, provider voice and walkthrough of events. Our provision is mapped and evaluated against the Gatsby Benchmarks and North East Ambition audits. We have worked in partnership with our Enterprise Advisor to further refine and review the programme and its evaluation process. Our Enterpriser is Emily Tench, Community Engagement Advisor at Morgan Sindall. The link School Governing Bodylor is Marion Stewart.
Planned Events include the following:
|Year 5||Year 6||Year 7||Year 8|
|Careers unit of work in Personal Development|
A carousel programme for each student to undertake a progressive CEIAG curriculum from Year 5 to 8.
|Careers across the curriculum||Careers is integrated across the curriculum with a range of activities and opportunities embedded eg Authors, artists, sports ambassadors, STEM workshops, Musicians, Code club, Brilliant club, Big bang fair, Girls go digital|
Skills based curriculum offer based around our core values - creativity, care, co-operation, resilience, reflection, responsibility, respect, achievement, aspiration
|British Science Day|
Supported by STEM Ambassadors from a range of organisations
|Each pupil is offered around 5 STEM workshops per year. Here is the programme of events from the past year.|
|Careers Day||Hopes and Dreams Day for Year 5 offers the opportunity to invite guest speakers and for pupils to begin exploring their aspirations.||Careers Conference for Year 8 pupils allows face to face encounters with a range of employers from a range of sectors.|
|Financial and economic literacy through PSHE||
|*The Gatsby benchmarks (GBM) of Good Career Guidance are a set of eight benchmarks which have been identified for schools to use as a framework for improving their careers provision.|
A stable careers programme
Learning from career and labour market information
Addressing the needs of each student
Linking curriculum learning to careers
Encounters with employers and employees
Experiences of workplaces
Encounters with further and higher education