Careers Education

Amethyst Aspire Careers and Employability Programme

 

Moreton School delivers independent careers guidance for all year 7 to 11 students in accordance with ‘The government’s careers strategy’ published in December 2018.  In line with our school vision and ethos here at Moreton School, we aim to provide a rounded, fair and challenging careers programme for our young people that challenges stereotypes, raises aspirations, and showcases the equality of opportunity that is accessible to today’s learners when being provided with outstanding guidance.

Our careers programme has been developed and designed to shape the future, together. All of our staff (be those teaching, leadership or support), maintain high aspirations for all of our young people and mentor and coach each individual to have the highest aspirations for themselves. There is a team focus on ensuring each child is aware of how the choices they make with their learning will impact their future careers, lifestyle and wellbeing. The programme equips students with the knowledge to choose fulfilling pathways in areas of which they enjoy, challenges stereotypes and drives them to achieve their potential and beyond.

We provide a vast range of subject specific careers guidance both within and outside of the classroom to engage our young people and to give them a wide variety of options, pathways and choices. We equip all of our students with the knowledge which helps them to grow the belief and motivation to achieve success in each individualised future plan.

As recommended by the Government, we have adopted the Gatsby Benchmarks as a foundation for measuring the quality of the CEIAG that we provide, making good use of the Compass tool to track our progress against the Benchmarks over time.

To ensure that we provide a stable yet inspiring careers programme, we have several working partnerships with a range of different providers. As of August 2018, Moreton School became a Black Country Careers Hub School which will allow us to access a great deal of opportunities for our students and will be fundamental in continuing to develop our careers programme. We also work with Aspire to HE, Headstart, the DWP, the Amethyst Aspire Business Partners, Wolves Community Trust and many others. In partnership with the Local Enterprise Partnership, we hold several careers fairs over a school year and make our young people available to a range of institutions at parents’ evenings and in curriculum time, so as to provide impartial access to all pathways.

Amethyst Aspire Career Programme – Aims

Enabling students to make considered decisions in regard to future choices; and preparing students for transition to further education or employment with training
To raise students’ aspirations and to broaden their horizons
To inspire and to empower students to make informed realistic decisions at key transition points in learning and work
To provide good quality independent and impartial careers advice to students which inspires them and motivates them to fulfil their potential
To provide advice and guidance which is in the best interests of the student
To provide opportunities to work in partnership with employers, training providers, local colleges and others to provide opportunities to inspire students through real-life contact with the world of work
To develop enterprise and employability skills including skills for self-employment
To support inclusion, challenge stereotyping and promote equality of opportunity
Provide a range of opportunities that enhance the curriculum (enterprise projects, visits/taster days to colleges/universities)
Promote awareness of the world of work (visitors from business, work experience, volunteering)
Promote a range of opportunities and provisions which assist in raising aspirations and achievement (industry specific talks and presentations, visitors from colleges and sixth forms, skill show visits)
Provide informed and impartial guidance (options evenings, careers fairs, college/sixth form/university visits, access to a qualified and impartial careers adviser)
Develop and maintain effective links with key partners (independent guidance providers, EBP, colleges, universities, training providers, employers, enterprise partnerships (through local networks or national programmes such as Inspiring the Future)
Ensure that each curriculum area identifies careers and work related learning elements and includes these in lesson planning
Ensure departments display subject links to occupations and progression
Ensure that each curriculum area identifies careers and work related learning elements and includes these in lesson planning
Ensure departments display subject links to occupations and progression

The CEIAG Team Roles and Responsibilities

Mrs Bayliss

Head of School

Strategic leadership of CEIAG across the school
• Monitor CEIAG provision
• Approve Career Champions
• Commission CPD for staff
• Brief and support staff involved with delivery of CEAIG
• Advise SLT and Governors on policy, strategy and resources for CEIAG
• Support the Careers Leader to provide effective CEIAG

Mrs Jones

Careers Leader

 Leadership of CEIAG across the school
• Prepare and implement CEIAG plan and publish on website
• Provision of a planned CEIAG programme / development of annual careers plan
• Monitor CEIAG provision and take up of careers guidance
• Secure student access to personal careers guidance
• Promote careers across the curriculum; liaise with PSHE lead and directors of subject to plan careers education
• Brief and support staff involved with delivery of CEAIG
• Maintain own CPD
• Review and evaluate CEIAG (Quality assure CEIAG)
• Report to SLT and Governors on CEIAG
• Advise SLT and Governors on policy, strategy and resources for CEIAG
• Analysis and tracking of destination data

Mrs Barnes

Student development Manager, Careers Advisor and WEX Co-coordinator

Work experience co-ordinator
• Facilitate with encounters with employers, education and training providers
• Extra-curricular and enrichment analysis
• Establish, maintain and develop relationships with employers, FE, HE, training and apprenticeship providers
• Liaise with tutors, Head of Years, SENCO to identify and support students with careers guidance
• Maintain and update regularly the Compass Evaluation Tool and Tracker
• Ensure a broad suite of quality, unbiased resource is available on all pathways
• Ensure the resource suite meets the needs of each student

 

The Gatsby Benchmarks

Our planned programme for CEIAG supports the achievement of the eight Gatsby benchmarks:

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 Students, parents, teachers, governors and employers.

Benchmark 2: Learning from Career and Labour Market Information

Every Student 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 the best use of available information

Benchmark 3: Addressing the Needs of Each Student

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

Benchmark 4: Linking Curriculum Learning to Careers

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

Benchmark 5: Encounters with Employers and Employees

Every Student 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.

Benchmark 6: Experiences of Workplaces

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

Benchmark 7: Encounters with Further and Higher Education

All Students 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.

Benchmark 8: Personal Guidance

Every Student 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 Students but should be timed to meet their individual needs.

Student Entitlements

Year 7
  • Personal development and employability: students will identify their own strengths, interests, skills and qualities, through completion of a skills audit. Through the tutorial programme each child will explore different types of business, the local and national labour market and laws related to young people in employment. Young people will also learn about different types of work and begin the process of the ‘career pathway’.
  • Careers education & guidance: through the involvement in our diverse societies and various visiting careers speakers and workshops, students will begin to clarify early aspirations, and themed subject days will provide guidance towards the options process in Year 8. Enterprise Challenge Day will encourage entrepreneurial spirit and begin to open avenues for self-employment, underpinned by the supporting tutorial programme. Subject specific careers information interviews will be designated for each student and Careers Champions are available at designated, accessible points around school.
Year 8
  • Personal development and employability: students will identify their own strengths, interests, skills and qualities, through completion of a careers psychometric test, allowing early identification of aptitudes and broadening of horizons. Through the tutorial programme each child will continue to explore different types of business, the local and national labour market and laws related to young people in  employment. Young people will also learn about different types of work and further develop the process of the ‘career pathway’, using this to make choices at the end of Year 8 for GCSE options.
  • Careers education & guidance: through the involvement in our diverse societies and various visiting careers speakers and workshops, students will continue to clarify early aspirations. Specific, detailed subject taster sessions will provide guidance towards the options process in Year 8, culminating in a GCSE subject IAG fayre. At this point, university visit and workshops will complement the careers speakers and workshops available. The Guess My Job event will enable students to address misconceptions around stereotypes, encounter employers and employees and learn about what it takes to be successful in the workplace. Subject specific careers information from the Careers Champions will be available at designated, accessible points around school.
Year 9
  • Personal development and employability: students will identify their own strengths, interests, skills and qualities, through completion of a more specific and developed skills audit, reflecting on aptitude towards options choices at GCSE now undertaken. Through the tutorial programme each child will study time management, self-organisation and presentation, project planning and teamwork.
  • The Aspire to HE event: Students will experience a meaningful encounter with further and higher education and have the opportunity to explore what it is like to learn in that environment and where that could lead within future careers or pathways. Students will be presented knowledge about a full range of learning opportunities that are available to them, including both academic and vocation al routes.
  • Careers education & guidance: through the involvement in our diverse societies and various visiting careers speakers and workshops, students will continue to clarify aspirations. The concept of the Curriculum Vitae will be introduced, allowing students to build their own with support from tutors and subject specialists. Each student will been given the opportunity to visit at least one university, and participate in the whole school Apprentice Competition, developing customer service skills, and knowledge of shaping a corporate, or brand image.
Year 10
  • Personal development and employability: students will identify their own strengths, interests, skills and qualities, through completion of a more specific and in depth psychometric test, reflecting on aptitude towards options choices at KS5 and possible career pathways. Through the tutorial programme each child will further develop skills in time management, self-organisation and presentation, project planning and teamwork.
  • Mock Interviews: Students will experience a meaningful encounter with an employee and put into practice interview skills and communication skills.
  • Work Experience: during workplace visits, students will learn about confidentiality in the workplace, rights and responsibilities at work, and changing patterns of local employment. All students will have the opportunity to implement this during a work experience placement and will complete a work experience log.
  • Careers education & guidance: through the involvement in our diverse societies and various visiting careers speakers and workshops, students will continue to clarify aspirations. The Curriculum Vitae will be further developed, allowing students to build their own with support from tutors and subject specialists. Each student will been given the opportunity to participate in the whole school Apprentice competition, developing customer service skills, and knowledge of shaping a corporate, or brand image. Through various careers speakers, individual student pathways will be explored and discussed with tutors to enable informed choices leading to KS5.
Year 11
  • Personal development and employability: students will identify their personal online presence and be taught to cultivate this carefully. The prefect system will be open to everyone who applies and will involves professional interviews and training for the role within school.
  • The world of work: all students will have the opportunity to attend the skills show, and potentially attend a specialist WEX placement if relevant to their preferred area of study.
  • Careers education & guidance: The Careers Fayre involving employers, FE and HE provision, will further educate and develop student aspirations and career pathways. Specific support with applications to colleges and employers will be provided alongside 1 to 1 interviews for Sixth form, and mock interviews for other destinations. Taster sessions for Post 16 subjects will be available to all both at a Post 16 IAG Excellence evening and within the school timetable. Parents will be invited in for a session advising and guiding their child on next steps along the career pathway.

Careers Champions

  • New to 2018, subject specific careers leaders and ambassadors have been instated across the school. Each Careers Champion prepares and implements subject specific activities throughout the year across all year groups. Careers Champions plan and develop careers in the curriculum lessons and elements of lessons to highlight the transferrable skills and knowledge that can be used within a wide range of careers.
  • Each subject area delivers a ‘Careers in the Curriculum’ assembly which highlights the wide range of careers that are associated with the subject area, giving students a varied and thorough insight into where their future could lead them.
  • Each subject area champion plan, source and implement a careers in the curriculum event including inspirational guest speakers, mentoring, STEM days and enterprise workshops.

Amethyst Aspire Programme (CEIAG) By Year Group (2019-2020)

DateCEIAG ActivityServicesPartnersGatsby Benchmarks
September - JulyAccess to careers advice and guidance through Start Profile. Form tutor activities surrounding Start Profile. Careers information, advice and guidance.Start Profile.
Form Tutors.
ASLs.
Benchmark 2, 3 and 8.
NovemberGirton College Aspire to HE PathwayCareers information, advice and guidance.
Post 16 learning opportunities guidance and information.
Girton College.Benchmark 7.
September – July1:1 Careers interview with Careers AdvisorCareers information, advice and guidance.Careers Advisor.Benchmark 2,3 and 8.
September-JulyHeadstart Programme.Employability information and life skills building.Headstart Leaders.Benchmark 3 and 5.
JanuaryEnterprise Challenge Day.Careers information, advice and guidance.
Employer engagement.
Education and Enterprise Advisor.
Business Providers.
Benchmark 5.
JanuaryBarclays Life Skills Workshops
Programme Covers:
·         Self-confidence
·         Goal setting
·         Creativity and Enterprise
Careers and employability education.Barclays Life skills Volunteers.Benchmark 3, 4, 5 and 8.
February-MarchFurther Education DayEncounters with further and higher education.Colleges or Sixth Forms.Benchmark 7.
September – JulyTutorial Programme.
Programme covers:
·         Self-development and goal setting
·         Future planning
·         Career Exploration
·         PSHE
·         Labour Market and career information
Careers education.Form Tutors.Benchmarks 1, 2 and 4.
September – JulyCareers in the Curriculum Programme.
Programme covers:
·         1 Careers lesson per half term
·         1 Careers in the Curriculum assembly
·         Advice and guidance from Careers Champions
·         1 Careers in the Curriculum event
Careers information, advice and guidance.
Linking curriculum learning to careers.
Experiences of workplaces and/or encounters with employers and employees.
Subject Teachers across the school.
Business Providers.
Benchmark 2, 4 and 5.
MayWhole School Careers Fayre.
All students will have 30-45 minutes to speak to and gather information from a range of different industries, learning providers, colleges and universities.
Careers information, advice and guidance.
Linking curriculum learning to careers.
Encounters with employers and employees.
Business Providers.
Post 16 learning Providers.
Benchmark 4, 5 and 7.
DateCEIAG ActivityServicesPartnersGatsby Benchmarks
September - JulyAccess to careers advice and guidance through Start Profile.
Form tutor activities surrounding Start Profile.
Careers information, advice and guidance.Start Profile.
Form Tutors.
ASLs.
Benchmark 2, 3 and 8.
DecemberBarclays Life Skills Workshops
Programme Covers:
·         Self-Awareness
·         Skills and Confidence
·         Money and Finance
·         Entrepreneurs
Careers and employability education.Barclays Life skills Volunteers.Benchmark 3, 4, 5 and 8.
January-FebruaryUniversity VisitEncounters with higher education.University Professors and student ambassadors.Benchmark 7.
September – July1:1 Careers interview with Careers Advisor.Careers information, advice and guidance.Careers Advisor.Benchmark 2,3 and 8.
January-MarchOptions Programme:
All curriculum areas deliver an assembly on the subject with information on content, future pathways and potential careers.
Taster week in which all students choose 4 open and EBACC subjects to try.
Subject Evening Consultation evening with taster workshops and a careers fayre linked to subject areas.
Options talk from Mrs Jones to provide impartial advice and provide information on labour market opportunities and address stereotypes.
Careers information, advice and guidance.
Linking curriculum learning to careers.
Encounters with employers and employees.
Encounters with further and higher education.
Business Providers.
Subject Teachers.
Benchmark 2, 3, 4, 5, 7
FebruaryGuess My Job Event.Careers information, advice and guidance.
Employer engagement.
Linking curriculum learning to careers.
Education and Enterprise Advisor.
Business Providers.
Benchmark 4 and 5.
September – JulyTutorial Programme.
Programme covers:
·         Self-development and goal setting
·         Future planning
·         Career Exploration
·         PSHE
·         Labour Market and career information
Careers education.Form Tutors.Benchmarks 1,2 and 4
September – JulyCareers in the Curriculum Programme.
Programme covers:
·         1 Careers lesson per half term
·         1 Careers in the Curriculum assembly
·         Advice and guidance from Careers Champions
·         1 Careers in the Curriculum event
Careers information, advice and guidance.
Linking curriculum learning to careers.
Experiences of workplaces and/or encounters with employers and employees.
Subject Teachers across the school.
Business Providers.
Benchmark 2, 4 and 5.
MayWhole School Careers Fayre.
All students will have 30-45 minutes to speak to and gather information from a range of different industries, learning providers, colleges and universities.
Careers information, advice and guidance.
Linking curriculum learning to careers.
Encounters with employers and employees.
Business Providers.
Post 16 learning Providers.
Benchmark 4, 5 and 7.
DateCEIAG ActivityServicesPartnersGatsby Benchmarks
September - JulyAccess to careers advice and guidance through Start Profile.
Form tutor activities surrounding Start Profile.
Careers information, advice and guidance.Start Profile.Benchmark 2, 3 and 8.
NovemberApprenticeship information assembly. Careers and employability education.
Encounters with employers and employees.
DWP and Apprentices.Benchmark 3, 4, 5 and 8.
September – July1:1 Careers interview with Careers Advisor.Careers information, advice and guidance.Careers Advisor.Benchmark 2, 3 and 8.
January – MarchDWP Employability Programme.6 weeks small group employability programme with activities and employability skills workshops. Department of Work and Pensions.Benchmark 2, 3, 5 and 8.
February-MarchFurther Education DayEncounters with further and higher education.Colleges or Sixth Forms.Benchmark 7.
MarchAspire to HE Event.
Delivered by a range of different industry sectors; 15 employers minimum. Each provider details their journey of success so far and outlines the skills and tasks related to specific jobs.
Careers information, advice and guidance.
Employer engagement.
Linking curriculum learning to careers.
Encounters with further and higher education.
Education and Enterprise Advisor.
Business Providers.
Benchmark 4 and 5 and 7.
MarchCareers and apprenticeships showCareers information, advice and guidance.
Employer engagement.
Business Providers. Bench mark 2,3,5 and 7
September – JulyTutorial Programme.
Programme covers:
·         Self-development and goal setting
·         Future planning
·         Career Exploration
·         PSHE
·         Labour Market and career information
Careers education.Form Tutors.Benchmarks 1,2 and 4
September – JulyCareers in the Curriculum Programme.
Programme covers:
·         1 Careers lesson per half term
·         1 Careers in the Curriculum assembly
·         Advice and guidance from Careers Champions
·         1 Careers in the Curriculum event
Careers information, advice and guidance.
Linking curriculum learning to careers.
Experiences of workplaces and/or encounters with employers and employees.
Subject Teachers across the school.Benchmark 2, 4 and 5.
NovemberWhole School Careers Fayre.
All students will have 30-45 minutes to speak to and gather information from a range of different industries, learning providers, colleges and universities.
Careers information, advice and guidance.
Linking curriculum learning to careers.
Encounters with employers and employees.
Business Providers.
Post 16 learning Providers.
Benchmark 4, 5 and 7.
DateCEIAG ActivityServicesPartnersGatsby Benchmarks
September - JulyAccess to careers advice and guidance through Start Profile.
Form tutor activities surrounding Start Profile.
Careers information, advice and guidance.Start Profile.Benchmark 2, 3 and 8.
October – November Premier League Enterprise Challenge Programme.
Delivered by J. Warburton – a 6 week enterprise programme followed by a presentation event.
Careers information, advice and guidance.
Employability and enterprise skills.
Presentation skills.
Wolverhampton Wanderers.Benchmark 2, 3, 4, 5, 6 and 8.
DecemberMock Interviews Event.
Interview Preparation assembly delivered by Carol Codner @ Careers Enterprise Company.
Mock Interview: Each student is given a designated interview slot with a business provider. Each student has 10-15 minutes interview slot.
Careers and employability education.
Encounters with employers and employees.
Addressing the needs of each student.
Personal Guidance.
Careers and Enterprise Company business providers. Benchmark 3, 4, 5 and 8.
November-DecemberUniversity VisitEncounters with higher education. University Professors and student ambassadors.
September – July1:1 Careers interview with Careers Advisor.
Access to independent and impartial careers advice and guidance.
Additional support available through staff referral, parental request, self-referral and staff identification.
Careers information, advice and guidance.Careers Advisor.Benchmark 2, 3 and 8.
January – MarchDWP Employability Programme.6 weeks small group employability programme with activities and employability skills workshops. Department of Work and Pensions.Benchmark 2, 3, 5 and 8.
JanuaryApprenticeship information assembly. Careers and employability education.
Encounters with employers and employees.
DWP and Apprentices. Benchmark 3, 4, 5 and 8.
OctoberWork Experience Assembly preparation.
Drop-in sessions available for all students to support in the planning and securing of work experience placements.
Employability skills assemblies in preparation for Work Experience week.
Careers and employability education.
Personal Guidance.
Department of Work and Pensions.
Careers lead
Benchmark 2, 4, 6 and 8
September – July Tutorial Programme.
Programme covers:
• Self-development and goal setting
• Future planning
• Career Exploration
• PSHE
• Labour Market and career information
Careers education.Form Tutors. Benchmarks 1,2 and 4
MayC.V. writing workshop. Careers and employability education.
Personal Guidance.
Department of Work and Pensions.Benchmark 2, 4, 6 and 8
AprilWork Experience Week.
All students experience their workplace of choice within business centers. Students complete a work experience
Careers and employability education.
Experiences of workplaces.
Business Providers and employers. Benchmark 5 and 6.
September – JulyCareers in the Curriculum Programme.
Programme covers:
·         1 Careers lesson per half term
·         1 Careers in the Curriculum assembly
·         Advice and guidance from Careers Champions
·         1 Careers in the Curriculum event
Careers information, advice and guidance.
Linking curriculum learning to careers.
Experiences of workplaces and/or encounters with employers and employees.
Subject Teachers across the school.
Business Providers.
Benchmark 2, 4 and 5.
NovemberWhole School Careers Fayre.
All students will have 30-45 minutes to speak to and gather information from a range of different industries, learning providers, colleges and universities.
Careers information, advice and guidance.
Linking curriculum learning to careers.
Encounters with employers and employees.
Business Providers.
Post 16 learning Providers.
Benchmark 4, 5 and 7.
DateCEIAG ActivityServicesPartnersGatsby Benchmarks
September - JulyAccess to careers advice and guidance through Start Profile.
Form tutor activities surrounding Start Profile.
Careers information, advice and guidance.Start Profile.
Form Tutors.
ASLs.
Benchmark 2, 3 and 8.
NovemberYear 11 Excellence Evening.
All students will attend a careers fayre with providers of different industries, post 16 providers, colleges and Universities.
Parents and students will receive information on revision advice, future planning and labour market information.
Careers and employability education.
Encounters with employers and employees.
Addressing the needs of each student.
Personal Guidance.
Careers and Enterprise Company business providers.
Subject Teachers.
Senior Leadership Team.
Benchmark 3, 4, 5 and 8.
September – July1:1 Careers interview with Careers Advisor.
Access to independent and impartial careers advice and guidance.
Additional support available through staff referral, parental request, self-referral and staff identification.
Careers information, advice and guidance.Careers Advisor.Benchmark 2, 3 and 8.
September – JulyFuture Friday.
All students have access to a drop-in session with Careers Advisor and Careers lead to discuss potential future paths and to give guidance and advice.
Careers information, advice and guidance.
Personal Guidance.
Careers Advisor and Careers Lead.Benchmark 2, 3 and 8.
January – MarchDWP Employability Programme.6 weeks small group employability programme with activities and employability skills workshops. Department of Work and Pensions.Benchmark 2, 3, 5 and 8.
JanuaryApprenticeship information assembly. Careers and employability education.
Encounters with employers and employees.
DWP and Apprentices.Benchmark 3, 4, 5 and 8.
NovemberPost 16 taster sessions
Students will be given the opportunity to experience lessons over at the Amythest 6th form in preparation of them choosing their next steps.
Careers and employability education.
Personal Guidance.
Head of 6th form
Teaching staff
Benchmark 2, 4, 6 and 8.
September – JulyTutorial Programme.
Programme covers:
·         Self-development and goal setting
·         Future planning
·         Career Exploration
·         PSHE
·         Labour Market and career information
Careers education.Form Tutors.Benchmarks 1,2 and 4
DecemberC.V. writing workshop.Careers and employability education.
Personal Guidance.
Department of Work and Pensions.Benchmark 2, 4, 6 and 8.
September – JulyCareers in the Curriculum Programme.
Programme covers:
·         1 Careers lesson per half term
·         1 Careers in the Curriculum assembly
·         Advice and guidance from Careers Champions
·         1 Careers in the Curriculum event
Careers information, advice and guidance.
Linking curriculum learning to careers.
Experiences of workplaces and/or encounters with employers and employees.
Subject Teachers across the school.
Business Providers.
Benchmark 2, 4 and 5.
NovemberWhole School Careers Fayre.
All students will have 30-45 minutes to speak to and gather information from a range of different industries, learning providers, colleges and universities.
Careers information, advice and guidance.
Linking curriculum learning to careers.
Encounters with employers and employees.
Business Providers.
Post 16 learning Providers.
Benchmark 4, 5 and 7.
Year 7 Careers Programme
DateCEIAG ActivityServicesPartnersGatsby Benchmarks
September - JulyAccess to careers advice and guidance through Start Profile. Form tutor activities surrounding Start Profile. Careers information, advice and guidance.Start Profile.
Form Tutors.
ASLs.
Benchmark 2, 3 and 8.
NovemberGirton College Aspire to HE PathwayCareers information, advice and guidance.
Post 16 learning opportunities guidance and information.
Girton College.Benchmark 7.
September – July1:1 Careers interview with Careers AdvisorCareers information, advice and guidance.Careers Advisor.Benchmark 2,3 and 8.
September-JulyHeadstart Programme.Employability information and life skills building.Headstart Leaders.Benchmark 3 and 5.
JanuaryEnterprise Challenge Day.Careers information, advice and guidance.
Employer engagement.
Education and Enterprise Advisor.
Business Providers.
Benchmark 5.
JanuaryBarclays Life Skills Workshops
Programme Covers:
·         Self-confidence
·         Goal setting
·         Creativity and Enterprise
Careers and employability education.Barclays Life skills Volunteers.Benchmark 3, 4, 5 and 8.
February-MarchFurther Education DayEncounters with further and higher education.Colleges or Sixth Forms.Benchmark 7.
September – JulyTutorial Programme.
Programme covers:
·         Self-development and goal setting
·         Future planning
·         Career Exploration
·         PSHE
·         Labour Market and career information
Careers education.Form Tutors.Benchmarks 1, 2 and 4.
September – JulyCareers in the Curriculum Programme.
Programme covers:
·         1 Careers lesson per half term
·         1 Careers in the Curriculum assembly
·         Advice and guidance from Careers Champions
·         1 Careers in the Curriculum event
Careers information, advice and guidance.
Linking curriculum learning to careers.
Experiences of workplaces and/or encounters with employers and employees.
Subject Teachers across the school.
Business Providers.
Benchmark 2, 4 and 5.
MayWhole School Careers Fayre.
All students will have 30-45 minutes to speak to and gather information from a range of different industries, learning providers, colleges and universities.
Careers information, advice and guidance.
Linking curriculum learning to careers.
Encounters with employers and employees.
Business Providers.
Post 16 learning Providers.
Benchmark 4, 5 and 7.
Year 8 Careers Programme
DateCEIAG ActivityServicesPartnersGatsby Benchmarks
September - JulyAccess to careers advice and guidance through Start Profile.
Form tutor activities surrounding Start Profile.
Careers information, advice and guidance.Start Profile.
Form Tutors.
ASLs.
Benchmark 2, 3 and 8.
DecemberBarclays Life Skills Workshops
Programme Covers:
·         Self-Awareness
·         Skills and Confidence
·         Money and Finance
·         Entrepreneurs
Careers and employability education.Barclays Life skills Volunteers.Benchmark 3, 4, 5 and 8.
January-FebruaryUniversity VisitEncounters with higher education.University Professors and student ambassadors.Benchmark 7.
September – July1:1 Careers interview with Careers Advisor.Careers information, advice and guidance.Careers Advisor.Benchmark 2,3 and 8.
January-MarchOptions Programme:
All curriculum areas deliver an assembly on the subject with information on content, future pathways and potential careers.
Taster week in which all students choose 4 open and EBACC subjects to try.
Subject Evening Consultation evening with taster workshops and a careers fayre linked to subject areas.
Options talk from Mrs Jones to provide impartial advice and provide information on labour market opportunities and address stereotypes.
Careers information, advice and guidance.
Linking curriculum learning to careers.
Encounters with employers and employees.
Encounters with further and higher education.
Business Providers.
Subject Teachers.
Benchmark 2, 3, 4, 5, 7
FebruaryGuess My Job Event.Careers information, advice and guidance.
Employer engagement.
Linking curriculum learning to careers.
Education and Enterprise Advisor.
Business Providers.
Benchmark 4 and 5.
September – JulyTutorial Programme.
Programme covers:
·         Self-development and goal setting
·         Future planning
·         Career Exploration
·         PSHE
·         Labour Market and career information
Careers education.Form Tutors.Benchmarks 1,2 and 4
September – JulyCareers in the Curriculum Programme.
Programme covers:
·         1 Careers lesson per half term
·         1 Careers in the Curriculum assembly
·         Advice and guidance from Careers Champions
·         1 Careers in the Curriculum event
Careers information, advice and guidance.
Linking curriculum learning to careers.
Experiences of workplaces and/or encounters with employers and employees.
Subject Teachers across the school.
Business Providers.
Benchmark 2, 4 and 5.
MayWhole School Careers Fayre.
All students will have 30-45 minutes to speak to and gather information from a range of different industries, learning providers, colleges and universities.
Careers information, advice and guidance.
Linking curriculum learning to careers.
Encounters with employers and employees.
Business Providers.
Post 16 learning Providers.
Benchmark 4, 5 and 7.
Year 9 Careers Programme
DateCEIAG ActivityServicesPartnersGatsby Benchmarks
September - JulyAccess to careers advice and guidance through Start Profile.
Form tutor activities surrounding Start Profile.
Careers information, advice and guidance.Start Profile.Benchmark 2, 3 and 8.
NovemberApprenticeship information assembly. Careers and employability education.
Encounters with employers and employees.
DWP and Apprentices.Benchmark 3, 4, 5 and 8.
September – July1:1 Careers interview with Careers Advisor.Careers information, advice and guidance.Careers Advisor.Benchmark 2, 3 and 8.
January – MarchDWP Employability Programme.6 weeks small group employability programme with activities and employability skills workshops. Department of Work and Pensions.Benchmark 2, 3, 5 and 8.
February-MarchFurther Education DayEncounters with further and higher education.Colleges or Sixth Forms.Benchmark 7.
MarchAspire to HE Event.
Delivered by a range of different industry sectors; 15 employers minimum. Each provider details their journey of success so far and outlines the skills and tasks related to specific jobs.
Careers information, advice and guidance.
Employer engagement.
Linking curriculum learning to careers.
Encounters with further and higher education.
Education and Enterprise Advisor.
Business Providers.
Benchmark 4 and 5 and 7.
MarchCareers and apprenticeships showCareers information, advice and guidance.
Employer engagement.
Business Providers. Bench mark 2,3,5 and 7
September – JulyTutorial Programme.
Programme covers:
·         Self-development and goal setting
·         Future planning
·         Career Exploration
·         PSHE
·         Labour Market and career information
Careers education.Form Tutors.Benchmarks 1,2 and 4
September – JulyCareers in the Curriculum Programme.
Programme covers:
·         1 Careers lesson per half term
·         1 Careers in the Curriculum assembly
·         Advice and guidance from Careers Champions
·         1 Careers in the Curriculum event
Careers information, advice and guidance.
Linking curriculum learning to careers.
Experiences of workplaces and/or encounters with employers and employees.
Subject Teachers across the school.Benchmark 2, 4 and 5.
NovemberWhole School Careers Fayre.
All students will have 30-45 minutes to speak to and gather information from a range of different industries, learning providers, colleges and universities.
Careers information, advice and guidance.
Linking curriculum learning to careers.
Encounters with employers and employees.
Business Providers.
Post 16 learning Providers.
Benchmark 4, 5 and 7.
Year 10 Careers Programme
DateCEIAG ActivityServicesPartnersGatsby Benchmarks
September - JulyAccess to careers advice and guidance through Start Profile.
Form tutor activities surrounding Start Profile.
Careers information, advice and guidance.Start Profile.Benchmark 2, 3 and 8.
October – November Premier League Enterprise Challenge Programme.
Delivered by J. Warburton – a 6 week enterprise programme followed by a presentation event.
Careers information, advice and guidance.
Employability and enterprise skills.
Presentation skills.
Wolverhampton Wanderers.Benchmark 2, 3, 4, 5, 6 and 8.
DecemberMock Interviews Event.
Interview Preparation assembly delivered by Carol Codner @ Careers Enterprise Company.
Mock Interview: Each student is given a designated interview slot with a business provider. Each student has 10-15 minutes interview slot.
Careers and employability education.
Encounters with employers and employees.
Addressing the needs of each student.
Personal Guidance.
Careers and Enterprise Company business providers. Benchmark 3, 4, 5 and 8.
November-DecemberUniversity VisitEncounters with higher education. University Professors and student ambassadors.
September – July1:1 Careers interview with Careers Advisor.
Access to independent and impartial careers advice and guidance.
Additional support available through staff referral, parental request, self-referral and staff identification.
Careers information, advice and guidance.Careers Advisor.Benchmark 2, 3 and 8.
January – MarchDWP Employability Programme.6 weeks small group employability programme with activities and employability skills workshops. Department of Work and Pensions.Benchmark 2, 3, 5 and 8.
JanuaryApprenticeship information assembly. Careers and employability education.
Encounters with employers and employees.
DWP and Apprentices. Benchmark 3, 4, 5 and 8.
OctoberWork Experience Assembly preparation.
Drop-in sessions available for all students to support in the planning and securing of work experience placements.
Employability skills assemblies in preparation for Work Experience week.
Careers and employability education.
Personal Guidance.
Department of Work and Pensions.
Careers lead
Benchmark 2, 4, 6 and 8
September – July Tutorial Programme.
Programme covers:
• Self-development and goal setting
• Future planning
• Career Exploration
• PSHE
• Labour Market and career information
Careers education.Form Tutors. Benchmarks 1,2 and 4
MayC.V. writing workshop. Careers and employability education.
Personal Guidance.
Department of Work and Pensions.Benchmark 2, 4, 6 and 8
AprilWork Experience Week.
All students experience their workplace of choice within business centers. Students complete a work experience
Careers and employability education.
Experiences of workplaces.
Business Providers and employers. Benchmark 5 and 6.
September – JulyCareers in the Curriculum Programme.
Programme covers:
·         1 Careers lesson per half term
·         1 Careers in the Curriculum assembly
·         Advice and guidance from Careers Champions
·         1 Careers in the Curriculum event
Careers information, advice and guidance.
Linking curriculum learning to careers.
Experiences of workplaces and/or encounters with employers and employees.
Subject Teachers across the school.
Business Providers.
Benchmark 2, 4 and 5.
NovemberWhole School Careers Fayre.
All students will have 30-45 minutes to speak to and gather information from a range of different industries, learning providers, colleges and universities.
Careers information, advice and guidance.
Linking curriculum learning to careers.
Encounters with employers and employees.
Business Providers.
Post 16 learning Providers.
Benchmark 4, 5 and 7.
Year 11 Careers Programme
DateCEIAG ActivityServicesPartnersGatsby Benchmarks
September - JulyAccess to careers advice and guidance through Start Profile.
Form tutor activities surrounding Start Profile.
Careers information, advice and guidance.Start Profile.
Form Tutors.
ASLs.
Benchmark 2, 3 and 8.
NovemberYear 11 Excellence Evening.
All students will attend a careers fayre with providers of different industries, post 16 providers, colleges and Universities.
Parents and students will receive information on revision advice, future planning and labour market information.
Careers and employability education.
Encounters with employers and employees.
Addressing the needs of each student.
Personal Guidance.
Careers and Enterprise Company business providers.
Subject Teachers.
Senior Leadership Team.
Benchmark 3, 4, 5 and 8.
September – July1:1 Careers interview with Careers Advisor.
Access to independent and impartial careers advice and guidance.
Additional support available through staff referral, parental request, self-referral and staff identification.
Careers information, advice and guidance.Careers Advisor.Benchmark 2, 3 and 8.
September – JulyFuture Friday.
All students have access to a drop-in session with Careers Advisor and Careers lead to discuss potential future paths and to give guidance and advice.
Careers information, advice and guidance.
Personal Guidance.
Careers Advisor and Careers Lead.Benchmark 2, 3 and 8.
January – MarchDWP Employability Programme.6 weeks small group employability programme with activities and employability skills workshops. Department of Work and Pensions.Benchmark 2, 3, 5 and 8.
JanuaryApprenticeship information assembly. Careers and employability education.
Encounters with employers and employees.
DWP and Apprentices.Benchmark 3, 4, 5 and 8.
NovemberPost 16 taster sessions
Students will be given the opportunity to experience lessons over at the Amythest 6th form in preparation of them choosing their next steps.
Careers and employability education.
Personal Guidance.
Head of 6th form
Teaching staff
Benchmark 2, 4, 6 and 8.
September – JulyTutorial Programme.
Programme covers:
·         Self-development and goal setting
·         Future planning
·         Career Exploration
·         PSHE
·         Labour Market and career information
Careers education.Form Tutors.Benchmarks 1,2 and 4
DecemberC.V. writing workshop.Careers and employability education.
Personal Guidance.
Department of Work and Pensions.Benchmark 2, 4, 6 and 8.
September – JulyCareers in the Curriculum Programme.
Programme covers:
·         1 Careers lesson per half term
·         1 Careers in the Curriculum assembly
·         Advice and guidance from Careers Champions
·         1 Careers in the Curriculum event
Careers information, advice and guidance.
Linking curriculum learning to careers.
Experiences of workplaces and/or encounters with employers and employees.
Subject Teachers across the school.
Business Providers.
Benchmark 2, 4 and 5.
NovemberWhole School Careers Fayre.
All students will have 30-45 minutes to speak to and gather information from a range of different industries, learning providers, colleges and universities.
Careers information, advice and guidance.
Linking curriculum learning to careers.
Encounters with employers and employees.
Business Providers.
Post 16 learning Providers.
Benchmark 4, 5 and 7.

Further Information

The official labour statistics for our regional area

Labour Market Profile – Wolverhampton
https://www.nomisweb.co.uk/reports/lmp/la/1946157192/report.aspx?town=wolverhampton

Labour Market Profile – West Midlands
https://www.nomisweb.co.uk/reports/lmp/la/1946157192/report.aspx?pc=wv6

Labour Market Statistics
https://www.nomisweb.co.uk/default.asp

Start is a comprehensive digital platform that caters for all of our students from Year 7 through to Year 11, helping them to make more informed decisions about future study and career options at the right time and in good time.
By following Start’s structured and progressive activities, the platform allows students to not only reflect on their own personal skills and interests, but to also create an original profile that links to and explores the world of work, what to study, where to work and employability.
Students will be using Start during form time once every two weeks but are encouraged to use the platform at home independently. The more modules and research they complete, the more informed they will be in making future study and career choices.
Follow the link and log in with your registered details to take those next steps towards your future!

Start Profile Careers Login

You can find out more about the programme by watching the video below.

Gatsby Benchmarks

Good career guidance is critical if young people are to raise their aspirations and capitalise on the opportunities available to them. In 2013 we commissioned Sir John Holman to research what pragmatic actions could improve career guidance in England and subsequently he developed the Good Career Guidance Benchmarks.

Gatsby welcomes the release of the new government careers strategy and its adoption of the Gatsby Career Benchmarks. The benchmarks define world-class career guidance and were developed on behalf of Gatsby by Sir John Holman as part of an international study. Our full statement can be found here.

Every young person needs high-quality career guidance to make informed decisions about their future. Good career guidance is a necessity for delivering technical education reforms and is a vehicle for social justice: those young people without social capital or home support suffer most from poor career guidance. Yet, despite its importance, career guidance in English schools has often been criticised for being inadequate and patchy.

Against this background, in 2013 Gatsby commissioned Sir John Holman – Emeritus Professor of Chemistry at the University of York, senior education adviser and former headteacher – with setting out what career guidance in England would be like were it good by international standards.

After six international visits, analysis of good practice in English schools and a comprehensive review of current literature, John wrote the The Good Career Guidance Report which identifies a set of eight benchmarks that schools can use as a framework for improving their careers provision. These benchmarks have been well received by schools, government and a wide range of stakeholders.

The eight Gatsby benchmarks of Good Career Guidance

  1. A stable careers programme
    2. Learning from career and labour market information
    3. Addressing the needs of each pupil
    4. Linking curriculum learning to careers
    5. Encounters with employers and employees
    6. Experiences of workplaces
    7. Encounters with further and higher education
    8. Personal guidance

Student Finance is a scary thought for a lot of students. However, as mentioned in the previous section, if you are choosing to follow a degree level of education, please don’t be put off by the finance. Students are fully informed about this in Sixth Form, and earlier, so they have a full understanding of the procedures for application and what happens after University when you come to pay back your loan.

Student Finance Guidance for Parents and Partners

15 Tuition Fee Myths Debunked

 

Work Experience is an important part towards your Post 16 development. Here are some resources regarding the Rising 11’s Work Experience.

The following user name and password enables students to access a database of hundreds of local companies that have been checked for the purpose of Work Experience. It will help students secure a placement suitable to meet their requirements. If support is required to access this facility please contact Mrs Barnes directly.

http://www.wolverhamptonebp.co.uk/school_login.html

Username: moretonstudent
Password: Student1

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