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Careers programme information.

“Schools have a moral responsibility to ensure that young people leave school with the skills, knowledge, attitudes and attributes to manage their life, learning and work. Young people’s understanding of career and progression routes, as well as their level of preparation for the workplace, supports their ability to progress effectively within learning and the labour market, and consequently underpins social mobility and economic efficiency”.

The landscape of education, training and employment opportunities that students need to navigate is more complex and more challenging than that faced by previous generations.  While the economy is beginning to recover from the recent recessions, levels of youth unemployment and under-employment are still high.  The raising of the age for participating in learning means that young people face a wider range of choices of courses and places to study.

Careers Education and Guidance begins in Year 7 at St Peter’s as part of their CPSHE programme.  We have a stable and structured embedded careers programme in accordance with the 8 Gatsby Benchmarks which form the cornerstone of our Careers Programme.  We plan and provide activities for each year group in accordance with their needs and at appropriate decision making times during their time here at St Peter’s.

Year 8

‘Take Your Child to Work Day’ 

Gatsby Benchmark 4 – Linking curriculum learning to careers;

Gatsby Benchmark 5 – Encounters with employers and employees;

Gatsby Benchmark 6 – Encounters of Workplaces.

The day will be particularly beneficial to students if they can recognise where the skills they develop in the classroom become relevant to a job, i.e. the use of Maths (buying, selling, etc) or English (telephone manner, writing letters, etc) IT use of computers in the work place.  It would be most helpful if parents could help students to consider these points.

Year 8 Guided Options Programme:

Gatsby Benchmark 2 – Learning from career and labour market information;

Gatsby Benchmark 3 – Addressing the needs of each student;

Gatsby Benchmark 7 – Encounters with further and higher education;

Gatsby Benchmark 8 – Personal Guidance

Students in Year 8 choose their GCSE Options.  To guide them through this important process, each student is encouraged to attend the Careers Fair held in January each year.  They also have the opportunity to talk to Subject Learning Leaders on the options available here at St Peter’s during the Careers Fair where their subjects are showcased.  They will have access to a one-to-one interview with Alpha Careers – our provider for impartial and independent careers advice and guidance.  To complete the process, students and parents are offered individual interviews so that we have the right course for the right student.

Year 9

Gatsby Benchmark 2 – Learning from career and labour market information;

Gatsby Benchmark 3 – Addressing the needs of each student;

Gatsby Benchmark 4 – Linking curriculum learning to careers;

Our objective is to provide an impartial careers and information programme to all students, enabling them to make informed decisions about their future.  In Year 9 they will also have to opportunity to attend the World Skills event in Birmingham and the National Apprenticeship Show at Westpoint.

Year 10

Gatsby Benchmark 2 – Learning from career and labour market information;

Gatsby Benchmark 3 – Addressing the needs of each student;

Gatsby Benchmark 4 – Linking curriculum learning to careers;

Gatsby Benchmark 5 – Encounters with employers and employees;

Gatsby Benchmark 6 – Encounters of Workplaces.

Writing CVs Letters of Application, Volunteers in the Community Programme and other work related learning activities.

Work Experience 2020 – Please encourage your son or daughter, to get their work experience placement sorted as soon as possible.  Please refer to their Step-by-Step Guide to work experience for deadline dates.

Year 11

Gatsby Benchmark 2 – Learning from career and labour market information;

Gatsby Benchmark 3 – Addressing the needs of each student;

Gatsby Benchmark 4 – Linking curriculum learning to careers;

Gatsby Benchmark 5 – Encounters with employers and employees;

Gatsby Benchmark 6 – Encounters of Workplaces.

World Skills event; National Apprenticeship Show; SEN Careers Fair; One-to-one career guidance for all Pupil Premium students, creating a personal career plan from Alpha Careers – independent and impartial careers guidance provider;

One-to-one interviews with course advisers from Exeter College, Bicton College, Clyst Vale, Torquay Girls Grammar, Maynards School.

Exeter University Aim Higher Programme; Careers Fair; Visiting speakers; Visits to Post 16 establishments; Exeter Discovery Series to Law programme

Our objective is to provide an impartial careers and information programme to all students, enabling them to make informed decisions about their future. To achieve this we invite speakers to talk to Year 11s from Inspiring the Future, all 6th Form Colleges, state schools and the private sector, speakers from the National Apprenticeship Service, Education Training & Skills, Devon Vocational Training and the Army.

Please also take a look at the Careers South West website, parents can register to receive a monthly newsletter, young people and parents can talk to a CSW Adviser via web chat Tue-Thurs from 4pm to 7pm, and if you ‘like’ them on Facebook you can receive regular job, college and careers related updates.

Emily Skinner, Course Adviser, from Exeter College is available in school on Wednesdays from 8.30am to 2.35pm from September to February and is happy to see parents and pupils. Appointments can be made by emailing: theresa.falconer@spexe.org or phoning Ms Theresa Falconer, Head of Careers, on 01392 204764 Ext 231

Appointments can also be made with our impartial and independent careers adviser, Maria Huggett, Alpha Careers by emailing theresa.falconer@spexe.org

The School Liaison Officer, from Bicton College will be available in school to talk to any student who is interested in Agriculture, Animal Care, Vehicle, Plant Engineering, Equine Studies, Outdoor Adventure, Public Services, Environmental Sustainability and much more, please email Ms Falconer for an appointment.

 

Policy statement on provider access:  St Peter’s C of E Aided School:

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 8-13 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.

 

Management of provider access requests Procedure:

A provider wishing to request access should contact: Theresa Falconer, Careers Leader.

Telephone:01392204764

Email: theresa.falconer@spexe.org

 

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/carers: Annual Careers Fair, Assemblies and Tutor Time Talks.

Careers Information key stage 3

Careers Information key stage 4

Ms Falconer.

Head of Careers

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