“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 recession, 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 and each subject is audited to map the 9 point learning outcomes of Work Related Learning.
We plan and provide activities for each year group.
Take Your Child to Work Day
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.
Guided Options Programme.
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 they showcase their subjects.
Writing CVs Letters of Application, Volunteers in the Community Programme and other work related learning activities.
Work Experience 2017 – If your son or daughter is thinking of applying to the Met Office or Devon & Cornwall Police for a placement in June or July 2017, applications must be received by them by 18th April 2017. 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. If the employer is not on the Learn about Work website and the deadline is missed the charge for checking placements will be passed on to parents.
Career Related Learning Interventions:
PiXL Conferences on Getting into Top Universities and Medicine & Dentistry
World Skills event
Career guidance for all Pupil Premium students creating a personal career plan
Interview with Careers Southwest Group
Exeter University Aim Higher Programme
Visits to Post 16 establishments; ‘Jobs for Girls’ Careers conference at the Maynard,
Oxford University Pathways programme.
Exeter University Pathways 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 2.15pm from September to February and is happy to see parents and pupils. Appointments can be made by emailing: firstname.lastname@example.org or phoning Ms Theresa Falconer, Head of Careers, on 01392 204764 Ext 231
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.
Please use the links below to look at all the options available for your son/daughter and if you have any questions please don’t hesitate to contact me.
Head of Careers